She Wears her Smile as a Disguise

Hello! We are back with yet more fabulous inspiration this Bank Holiday weekend!

Josefine Fouarge has used one of Helen’s quotes as inspiration for a new journal page…






Woohoo, I received a new package from Visible Image and just had to play with some of the ‘new to me’ stamps. One of them was the ‘she wears her smile as a disguise’ sentiment that just resonated with me. Those types of sayings allow me to get my creative thoughts flowing in a totally different way and usually I’m really surprised with the end result. Same here. That art journal page turned out very differently than I originally thought and I think it fits to that sentiment very well.


First off, I created the background. This is actually a clean of page from a different project. I sprayed three different Dylusions spray colors onto a canvas and used these pages to press that canvas onto. I let the inks dry naturally over night.


She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page


The background needed more texture so I sprayed water through the Cosmic Skies stencil and lifted the ink off the page. Dylusions sprays are never permanent, so it’s easy to create ghosting techniques like these with them.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page


Next up, I needed my “she”. I found her in a magazine. Before adhering her to the page, I sprayed an aura using one of the new Shimmer Sprays from Dylusions. Then I adhered her down and added white gesso on top of her clothes. That allowed me to color her using the Liquitex paint pens. The trick to making it look okay is to sketch over it with a black and/ or white pen once done coloring.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page


The top left corner was too white, so I added a few stars using the Stars & Stripes stencil with the same ink colors. Then I ripped a piece of cardboard to a good size, so the sentiment would fit on top. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock and distressed the edges of the paper. Then I adhered both together and onto the page.

This grungy tag needed a little more, so I stamped the moth from the Glimmer of Light stamp set onto a piece of card stock and sprayed more Shimmer Spray on top. Then I fuzzy cut it and adhered it to the tag. I thought that the design of the moth fits perfectly and that the happy colors match the struggle that she feels.

She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page


At the end I wanted to add a few more things to the page. I grabbed a few leftover monoprint pages and die cut circles in three different sizes. I adhered those to the page and doodled a little bit on top and around “her”.

I totally like how this page turned out and the message that it conveys. Dealing with depression, which for me is what this stamp is about, is not an easy life. I don’t want to go into details, but I know what it is talking about and the struggle that comes with it. Knowing that I have the possibility to relax through art and express myself with it helps tremendously though.


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the process of the page and found a few tips that inspired you to get crafty yourself 🙂


Supplies Used


     


     


Close Ups


She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page



She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page



She wears her smile as a disguise art journal page




Love where the quote took you with these pages Josefine! Fantastic inspiration.. thank you ♡

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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Mark & Helen xx




Disguise of A Smile

Good Evening! We are back with more fabulous inspiration. It’s Friday which means Pauline Butcher is here with another super gorgeous card…


Hello everyone,

It’s Fabulous Friday again, and time for me to share some ‘Visible Image’ Love.


I was so excited to receive some of the awesome new Visible Image stencils to play with, it will give an awesome new dimension to the already fantastic Visible Image stamp designs,
well done Mark Alexander (designer extraordinaire).




The background of this card was created using Brushos.


The stencil I’ve used is called Fibres




and the stamps I’ve used are:

Sing




Disguise of a Smile




I sprinkled yellow and red Brusho’s onto the card, spritzed it with water, and added more Brusho to get a nice intense colour. After drying it, I then used the stencil: I went over the whole card with Festive Berries Distress Ink, using a blending tool, this gave a nice ‘hot’ feeling.




I stamped the microphone using Oxide ink, but it sort of disappeared into the background, again I dried it all. I then stamped the beautiful singer using Versamark, and heat embossed her with Black Glint embossing powder, I also did the same with the SING sentiment.





I felt the new ‘Disguise of a Smile’ sentiment went quite well with this image, and I heat embossed it with white powder. To finish off, using a quickie glue pen, and glitter, I gave her a sparkly dress.




Mark and I are back on Create & Craft TV next Friday 8th September at 7pm, and again on Saturday 9th September at 9am. we will be demoing some of the fabulous new Visible Image products.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs, Pauline xxxx



Thank you Pauline ♡ This quote does work so well with our singer.

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We will be back with awesome new inspiration from Nicky Gilburt tomorrow.


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Mark & Helen xx