For my part of the fun I decided to use the creepiest lady I have seen in a long while (besides my own face in the mirror every morning) her name, Lady Greystone the Castle Ghost. She is available in all her ghostly glory in Rick's Etsy store.
Here is how you can pull Ms. Greystone and her ghostly buds together yourself.
1. Pick up a clear cylindrical vase from Dollarama my came in at $1.25.
2. Print out Lady Greystone onto white cardstock at a size just slightly larger than the height of the vase making sure that her face is not above the glass.
3. Pick up your copy of Lady Greystone by clicking on the link above. Color her in, I used Prismacolor colored pencils, omit her face and hands. Cut her out following the edge of the design. Cut out her face, neck and hands with a craft knife trying to maintain as much detail as possible.
4. Print a second copy of the image onto a piece of translucent vellum.
Glossy Accents. Lady G now looks very ghostly! Set aside to dry completely.
6. Download the stone wall graphic that I've drawn for this project. Re-size it to fit your container leaving enough open space to accommodate the Lady Greystone/vellum image you created, the two images should overlap by about 1/4" on both sides. Print the stone wall onto white cardstock, cut out the windows and tape a small piece of vellum behind each one. Use a permanent marker to draw window panes on the vellum windows. Wrap the stone wall around your container and tape into place using invisible tap.
|Click on the graphic to download|
7. Position Lady Greystone in the opening between the two edges of the wall and tape her into place using double sided sticky tape. Don't put tape where her hands are or it will show through the vellum when it is lit.
8. Cut out a few bats from black paper as well as a few ghosts from vellum. Attach each of them to various lengths of very fine wire. The lengths of wire must be taller than your container so that the bats and ghosts ride up and out of the container. Tape the free end of the wires to the inside bottom of the container.
I kept mine standing more upright by gluing a few of the bats to the ghosts with Glossy Accents.
9. Drop in two or three FLAMELESS candles among the wires, finicky...I know (grinning).
10. Add a few paper or wire trees to add to the creep factor and voila your ghost lamp is complete!
Be sure to hop over to the Airless Chambers blog and see what the member of the design team have put together.