Skull Shadow Moon | Visible Image

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We have a real mix of inspiration coming your way today.. Halloween… Christmas… and NEW stamps! First up is Lisa Taggart with some incredible Halloween art work featuring our skull stencil…

Hello my friends it’s Visible Image day and today we are getting spooky! I’ve had a lot of fun creating this Halloween scene.

skull stencil - halloween card -  leave your fears behind

Here are the visible image products used:

skull stencil

trees stamp - forest - stay grounded

crow stamp - branch - leave your fears behind

The Steps:

Firstly an ink spray background dried and cut down to size.

I created a moon using white gesso.

Using the stencil I carefully sponged the image using distress oxide ink I then enhanced the stencilled image using inktense coloured pencils, a charcoal pencil and some more distress oxide ink.

I masked the moon and created some splatters using watered down white gesso.

I then began the stamping. I also gessoed the right side of the moon again as I wanted the eye sockets and nose to be the main dark areas. The hill was made through a torn copy paper mask and black ink.

I used all of the tree shapes for background interest. I highlighted parts with my white pen. For the foreground I used parts of the tree stamps ( small branches) from both stamp sets and pale distress oxide ink. I roughly drew in the grave stones using soft pastel and a black pen.

Finally I stamped the sentiment and later highlighted it in white.

The close ups:

You will find plenty more inspiration from the rest of the team and our group members on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here check it out for inspiration and support.

Till next time…

Lisa xx

Oh wow! What an incredible Halloween scene Lisa, the skull stencil looks fantastic in the moon, and your sky is gorgeous! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.


Transform | Skull Stencil | Butterfly Stamp

Hi! We are really excited to welcome Stempelfrida to the blog today with her debut post as a Guest Designer! We love how she has used our skull stencil in a really pretty way…

Yipieyayeahhhh! Dabadoooo and strike, finally I can show you my first card I made with the Visible Image products. I was invited to be a guest designer for Visible Image for three months. First I was allowed to choose a generous package of their goodies and that has not only arrived with me in the meantime (THANK YOU!!!!!), but I was also already creative. Here comes my first piece of art!

skull stencil - card

First I sketched the skull template with a pencil, so that I had an idea where the butterflies were to be distributed. Then I stamped the butterflies randomly over the open places. For this I took the skull template again, so that I got the white line at the edges. The mask has a big free area in the left part with the matching edge and so I used it upside down to keep the edges free when stamping the butterflies. The picture is not upside down as you might have thought it would be. Then I outlined the edges of the skull with a multiliner. You can see this in the photo.


I used Copics for my colouration. The butterflies as well as the backgrounds are designed with it. Have you noticed it? To achieve a very special effect, I let the skull go over the white part on the right side. I also overlapped one or the other stroke of the butterfly.

For the white greyish parts I worked with white acrylic paint and the Fibres stencil. I had already suspected that the colour would take on a slightly greyish tone and used this to draw white structures on the edges with a Signo marker. At the bottom of the image I drew free hand with acrylic pencils.

The writing is stamped with Versamark and embossed in white.

So, what do you think? Do you want to see more of what I made with the Visible Image products?



butterfly - stamp - grungy

skull stencil

fibres - stencil - texture

Other Supplies:

Stamp pads: Versamark; Memento tuxedo black
Embossing powder: Stampendous! detail white
Copics 0, 100, BG11, BG13, BG49, RV02, RV06, RV09, RV69
Copic Multiliner 0.5
Signo Marker white
Triton Marker violet red

Fantastic card Stempelfrida! We love how you added the gorgeous butterflies to the skull. Great project! Thank you ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s gorgeous work on her blog.

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