Rubber Stamping - Ghost Stamping

Okey-Dokey from the forum has written this step by step on how to 'ghost stamp'.  Ghost stamping is similar to resist stamping, but instead of totally resisting the colour, the image picks up a little of the top colour. For this tutorial I am using:
  • Stazon solvent ink; cotton white (or use a white pigment ink pad) (I tried using Brilliance white but didnít get the desired result)
  • Colorbox fluid chalk cats eye inks; ice jade and rose coral
  • plain white card
  • heat gun
  • kitchen roll
  • 3 solid stamps - different sizes (any stamp will do but solid stamps will give bolder results than outline stamps)
  • Step 1
    Stamp the images onto the white card randomly with the white Stazon (or a white pigment ink). Leave to dry or use the heat gun to set the ink.

    Step 2
    Using the direct to paper technique or sponges, colour the card with the fluid chalk inks. I just smudged it on in stripes.

    Wipe off the excess ink using a bit of kitchen roll.

    Completed Projecct
    The white inks pick up a tiny amount of colour so the images are a very pale shade of the original colour you used - ghost images.

    Here are some finished examples using the completed background paper 

    If you wanted more of a contrast to see the images more clearly against the background use a darker colour to cover the card or rather than using the ghost technique you could use a resist technique which will be covered in another tutorial. Check this out for another example of ghost stamping

    I hope that this project has inspired you and that you give it a go. We would love to hear how you got on - post on the forum.

     © Crafts by Carolyn January 2009