Monday, December 13, 2010

A Christmas Present....

I wanted to give you something for Christmas.....but its kind of difficult in a situation like this....

So I thought I'd share this instead.....My way of saying thank you for reading, for being my 'cyber friend'.

No, it's not "the joy of reading".......its a.......*drumroll*.....Happy Accident!
See the 'ghostly' flowers and text on the background? They were stamped - and not with grey ink.

HAPPY ACCIDENT!: Ghost images on Glossy Paper
here's how it goes:
1. Stamp on Ranger white glossy cardstock with Tsukineko Versafine black ink (I haven't experimented extensively but I think it works best with this ink)

2. Leave the ink to dry (it will turn from shiny black to matte black)

3. Use a dry tissue to rub the image (gently) and the whole top layer of black 'powder' rubs off to reveal a grey ghost image left behind.

And here's a close up so you can see the contrast between my 'ghost' flower and a 'normal' flower - both stamped with the same ink, but the normal flower is stamped on cardstock and cut out.
Does an idea count as a Christmas present? :)

Now, for some REAL Christmas presents, check out the 12 Day Christmas Countdown that's starting at the Laines and PaperMarket blogs TODAY!

7 comments:

teacher jessy said...

Yes, it does and that it one heck of a beautiful accident!! Will there be any more "Christmas pressie?" One is not enough. LOL! Another stunning piece by you!

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

yes yes.... :) nice one... thanks for sharing!

Edleen said...

great Christmas gift there Sharon :) what a happy accident! hehe...

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is so cool!! i wanna try that..

Mel said...

Fantastic LO and super cute picture:)

BA said...

this is fabulous sharon
congratualtion to Maja DT
xoxo BA

Sue said...

Cool accident, Sharon! Love the effects. :)