Inspired by Stephen King’s IT

Hi there! We have Pauline Butcher here on the blog sharing the amazing plaque she made for Mark’s 50th featuring our awesome paper boats stamps…

I’m here to share a project I’ve made using some awesome Visible Image products. You may have seen that it was Mark Alexander’s 50th Birthday last week.. this is the canvas/plaque/card I made for him.

Plaque - 50th Birthday - IT inspired

Mark’s favourite film is Stephen King’s ‘IT’, and it was the inspiration for his Destination Unknown stamp set which includes the paper boats stamps:

paper boats stamps - paper planes - discover - adventure

So I had to use it!! I also used the fabulous Alphabetical set for the numbers and Mark:

alphabet stamps - visible image

the Go To Words for Happy Birthday:

every day sentiment stamps - go to words

and I also used the Fibres stencil:

fibres stencil - underwater waves



The background is a canvas, which I primed with some white gesso, then using my brayer. and some acrylic paints, I randomly added some colour to the canvas, when it was dry I placed the stencil over the top, and added some translucent paste through it with a palette knife, again leave to dry. I then highlighted some of the stencil marks with a white pen, and other parts with some florescent green paint, I added some micro beads here and there.


On a separate piece of card, I stamped the boats, each size 3 times, I also stamped the sentiments, numbers and name too, using Versafine Black ink. I fussy cut everything, decoupaging the boats, gluing them all to the canvas where I wanted them to sit, with some 3D glue gel. When it was all dry, I put some extra thick white paste under each boat, and in other random places, and sprinkled glitter on it whilst it was still wet. I then mounted it onto some black and white mount board. To finish it, I cut out a balloon shape, coloured it red, added some glossy accents, and put some highlights on it. And of course I had to add the trade-mark Clown’s sinister nose & smile to it too !!!!

plaque inspired by stephen kings it - paper boat stamps

Many thanks for dropping in.

Pauline xxxx

This is so awesome and absolutely perfect for Mark! Love all the texture of the water, and the paper boats stamps look so 3 dimensional! The extra touches inspired by the film are just brilliant! Thank you so much Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.

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We’ll be back soon with a stunning underwater themed card from Jane Tyrrell.

Mark & Helen xx


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