Monday, June 9, 2008

Ghostly images

Lately I’ve been using a technique in my shadow boxes that incorporates stamped transparencies "painted" with Pearl Ex powders. I stamped images on transparency film with Staz-on ink, then colored them with Pearl Ex using my Stampin-up aqua painter filled with acrylic floor wax. I really like how these layer in the boxes and I’ve found them much easier to incorporate than glass slides. The only thing I haven’t had much success with is using embossing powder on transparencies as it warps and shrinks when I heat the powder. As it cools, the embossing powder wants to chip of the slick surface.

Transparencies stamped and colored with Pearl Ex powders.
And here's a box that incorporates Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum with scrolls stamped then embossed with gold embossing powder on transparency film.

Shadow box with stamped transparency.This is a fun technique to use on cards with windows. Here’s one I made. If you try this technique, I’d love to see your results.

Windowed-card with stamped transparency. Windowed-card with stamped transparency.

4 comments:

Janna said...

Those are so pretty! Now I need to get some floor wax and an aqua painter. I've got to try it!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Very cool!

Denise Felton said...

Brilliant! I've had pretty good luck with laser-printer transparencies. Maybe they're designed to tolerate more heat.

casserole said...

Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL shadow box! Looks just like the one sitting on my mantel. :) Which IS the most beautiful piece of artwork in my dining room, by the way.

I love how the ghost images kind of blend together with the background, but then also stand out apart from the background. I think Denise is right about the type of transparency. I think I've read that the laser-printer transparencies can take the heat.