Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ghost Effect

I have been thinking of ways to create a ghost effect without using "dolls" in the Manor. There are some awesome dolls out there but it is just not my schtick. I think I have come up with an idea to put a ghost effect in the attic tower that you can only see when you peer through the tiny window.
I didn't want to put any effect in that would be seen right away. This will be a detail you will have to look for.
I am going to take and cut two pieces of non-reflective glass (very important) to fit the width of the tower room. I will then use glass etching mix to paint on two images, one on each piece of glass that, when overlapped, will give an almost 3D effect. The first piece of glass in the front will be the form of a dress. The piece of glass behind it will be a woman's figure. The two etch designs will then get a coat of glow in the dark translucent paint. The two pieces will then be installed in the dark attic with about 1/4 of an inch or so in between them. The glow can be charged with a flashlight. This will create a 3D ghost effect. Since there is no floor to the attic room, it may also be visible without the glow in the dark effect when there is light in the room. It will be subtle which is perfect.

When I get to this step I will take photos along the way so I can show you how I do it.


  1. Hopefully the results will match my vision!

  2. Hello Bell and Crow,
    I LOVE your project...I'm just upsaet I didn't have time to go over all your blog yet...but I can't wait. The idea for the ghost sounds great and I think it could look very convincing. I look forward to getting to know your project in more detail and can't wait to see your progress.

    1. Thank you Giac! Hopefully I will get started on the ghost next week. I need to get the specialty glass cut and then find a suitable pattern for the figure. Keep checking back!