Wednesday, 24 August 2011


I want to introduce you to a fantastic technique called ghosting, which is a resist technique using a fantastic product - the Versamark pad.

It is a very simple method:

  1. Firstly stamp the image onto plain card (I used whisper white) using the versamark.
  2. To produce a crisp image allow the versamark to dry completely, or to create a softer blurred image then wait only a few seconds before proceed to step 3.
  3. Use dye based inks (such as the Stampin' Up! Classic Stamping Pads) and blend the colours from the edges into the centre with circular movements. To make this easier I used sponge daubers, but you could use your fingers or other blending tool. As you spread the inks over the versamark image, it will appear in a much paler colour - a ghost image. 
  4. Trim your panel down, and use in your project!

There are other techniques that create resist effects, and I will cover those at a later date. For now, here is the recipe for the above card:

Stamp sets: Just Believe, Sanded.
Card Stock: Whisper White, So Saffron
Inks: Versamark, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, So Saffron.
Punches: Scallop Trim Border
Ribbon: Certainly Celery (taffeta)
Other: Marina Mist - designer series patterned paper.

Happy Crafting! x

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