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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Edgar Allen Poe Appreciation Blog Hop: Ghostly Edgar

Hi Poe lover! Thanks for stopping by to check out my offering for the Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2017! (See below for how you can join the hop and win PRIZES!)

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda are sponsoring this hop in conjunction with Poe's birthday and the release of some wonderful new stamp images...some of which are used in my project below. (Check out the pages of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda to see the rest of the new stamp images!)

Here's my offering--a reversed-out effect made by embossing the images with platinum powder on dark paper, with special "text effect" on Poe's face:


The stamps I used were Edgar Allen Poe from Carmen's Veranda, Blackletter text from ATC Text Set 1 at Lost Coast Designs, the License Plate Alphabet Set from LCD, and the Left Zentangle Raven from LCD.

How I got the text effect on Poe: I inked up the image as usual, then pressed the blackletter text stamp onto Edgar's inky surface...then simply pressed the text stamp (which had picked up only the shape of his face) onto the paper. In other words, the text stamp had ink transferred to it only where it had come into contact with the "positive" image of the face. Cool, huh?

Thanks for your visit! I'd love to chat with you in the comment section below!



16 comments:

  1. This is utterly amazing! I love the reversed effect and zentangle raven :)

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  2. Fab effect - I want those zentangled ravens...

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    1. Yes, Susan...you must get them! LOL Thank you for visiting!

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  3. The embossed affect looks cool....love the Zentangled Ravens.

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    1. Thanks, Val! The embossing gave both light and texture against the dark background, I thought. :)

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  4. Love the effect you created with the text Paula, awesome make.

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! The Poe stamp from Carmen's Veranda is so cool by itself, but I just couldn't resist playing with it a little bit!

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  5. Totally insanely awesome effect! A must try inspiration moment..Bravo!

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    1. Oh, so glad to hear this idea inspired you, Nan! I can't wait to see what you do with it--please let me know when I can peek. :)

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  6. This is totally POEsome Paula, I love the text technique, very effective!

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    1. Hi Leigh! Thanks for the kind words! The text effect was just a little twist on that great Carmen's Veranda stamp--I hoped to show how we can use our stamps in unconventional ways!

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  7. I so often forget of the many stamping techniques you can use with a few stamps. What an amazing effect of kissing those stamps together! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Wyvern! I am thrilled to hear that you like stamping techniques too--I am such a stamp nerd that it's fun to find a fellow stamper who digs that stuff too LOL. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Super cool technique and fabulous result, totally love it.

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