Ghostly Apparitions For Your Haunted Home
Halloween is the time of year when shadows cast an eerie silhouette making the perfect backdrop for a good ghost story. The light dims, the leaves rustle, and we start to take notice of all the spooky sights and sounds of the season. And, if you’re like us, you like to add a little fright to your Halloween night.
There are many ways to add some ghostly fun to your haunted yard and displays. Some of my favorites are the digital decorations from Atmosfear FX. We have quite a collection, but as we decorate with the trick or treaters in mind, Jack O’Lantern Jamboree and Bone Chillers are at the top of the pile.
If you need a touch of scare here and there but aren’t quite ready for high tech, then this is for you. Today we’re going old’ school with some simple techniques for raising some spirits.
For these projects, I have a couple of public domain images that you can use. You can grab both PNG and PDF versions in the Haunted Library. I have edited them for these projects so you can dive right in.
So, let’s get started.
Ghostly Apparition Silhouette
For this first apparition we are using clear cutting mats to make a ghostly, semi-transparent silhouette.
We will need: one pack of Dollar Tree cutting mats, an image of your choosing, and a cutting machine, scissors, or X-Acto knife.
Ghostly Apparition Image
For our second apparition, we get a ghostly appearance thanks to translucent paper.
We will need printable vellum, an image of your choosing, a printer, and a cutting machine or scissors.
These are so much fun and so simple! And, you can use virtually any image you want.
Until next time, keep booing it.