Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ghost Images

 I love the ghosts images on this spread in my Halloween journal. I suppose I don't needed to add the cat- it's a little too big for the rest of the images on the page, but I decided just to leave him and not paint over him.
I first painted the page with metallic black paint (Martha Stewart) and then used a stencil and regular acrylic paint to make the forest and the moon. The evergreen trees are a TH die cut. Trees look black at night so I used black paper to cut them from. Then I used white pigmented ink to stamp all the other images.
I think I have owned this white pigment ink pad for at least 10 years, maybe even more like 15. and it still stamps fantastic!
I like how on the right you can see my brush strokes and they look like more trees deeper in the forest. Especially how they would look on a night with a bright full moon.
And I like how the white pigment ink looks ghost like on this black paint.

Feels like I just took out my box of Halloween stamps and papers, and in a few days they'll go back into the closet. Then it will be just about time to pull out the Christmas things- a box of stamps and a box of paper and a third box of ephemera.
Oh my!
OK, maybe I need a holiday purge.
Think I'll change the subject.
How about a few last blooms in my garden.

 Those roses are pretty amazing, even though most of them have gone.
Thanks for stopping by to visit and enjoy your day!


Nancy Chan said...

Your last few flowers are still very beautiful. I love this blood red colour rose.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your spooky forest, would like to take a walk there! Really deliciously spooky! Thanks for sharing the lovely photos of your garden , too. Hugs, Valerie

Corrine at said...

I'll skip the witches brew and stick to the rose hip tea. Great pages. xox

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Such cool pages! They are just fab Erika..and such nice autumnal roses-- enjoy them ! I have still some flowers blooming .... that's so nice to see even I don't plant anything for autumn garden. They are just late I think!