Hi friends! I posted a friendly ghost project yesterday, and today comes a ghost tutorial, which is a little spookier. It was done with Sizzix dies and embossing folders.
I made a fun ghost banner/pennant using Lori Whitlock's Big Banner as my base, and embellishing it with dies and texture fades by Tim Holtz. The Big Banner is an L Bigz die and it is 5.2 x 8 in, which is a great size for a banner or pennant. Since it is a Bigz die, it can cut through thick material, so you can make banners from chipboard, thick fabric, etc. I used mat board, but you can use chipboard instead. I had the idea of making a banner where the ghosts are dimensional and translucent, which will look cool hanging in front of a window, for example.
Cover a piece of mat board with foil tape and die cut the banner. Use this sandwich: Cutting Pad, die facing up, mat board, second Cutting Pad.
Position the Ghost die in the centre of the banner and die cut. I will use the ghosts on another project.
Paint the whole thing with Black Soot.
Die cut the Ghosts from Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art Modeling Film, which you might already know is one of my favourite surfaces.
Stamp ghosts with a script stamp and Stazon ink.
Heat the film with a heat gun and shape the ghosts. You might need to work one section at a time. Be careful not to burn yourself.
Also die cut the ghosts three times from vellum.
Emboss the vellum ghosts in the Mesh folder, for texture.
Staple the three vellum ghosts behind the clear one.
Since I had already punched two holes to hang the ghosts from, I added some more holes to the banner, to make it look like they were there on purpose. It was meant to look a bit like eyes looking through from the back. Here you can see how translucent the ghosts are when held up against the light.
To hang, I punched holes, set eyelets through them and stapled a Halloween Trimmings ribbon. The bats are from the Wicket Alpha Parts.
I hung a typed token in jump rings on a Ring Fastener.
Chit Chat stickers were used to add some words to the project. Here you can clearly see the effect of the embossed bats together with the metal and paint.
Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!