I used Stamping + Ghosting with rubbing alcohol on Alcohol Ink Background + Stenciling and Die cuts
My image was the result of Stenciling with Alcohol Ink that did not turn out. Never give up on AI backgrounds. I just squirt on some 91% rubbing alcohol and moved the ink colors around with a coffee stirrer. It gave me a pretty pinkish marbled background.
I replaced my TCW "Flower Frenzy" Stencil over my dried piece. Then I used Q-tips and rubbing alcohol to "Lift Color" from the flowers to get my Ghosting effect. Can you see 5 flowers in the background? I added NUVO Crystal Drops to 3 of them...that is a hint!
I used my MISTI to stamp with Archival Jet Black Ink my STAMPlorations "Winged Things" dragonfly and masked Fond Expressions 2 "Smile". You must use Archival Ink on Yupo paper or it will smear. Even using Archival Inks you have to make sure it is dry, so I always blot carefully. You can use a heat tool if you do not hold too close and are very careful not to overheat as the paper will warp. I used my SU heat tool because it has a low and high setting.
I finished my piece with a 2nd die cut framing layer using my CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die and gave my dragonfly a trail :-)
Hope you can join us for this fun CAS Mix UP October Challenge. You have until October 24th to play along. You will LOVE all the creative and different Ghosting techniques by our talented Design Team and our very talented October Guest Designer Mac Mable (The Sweetest of Peas).
Enjoy and thank you for visiting and especially for your comments. Hugs.....Ghosting Technique by Loll Thompson (4:28)
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