Free Soul

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today. We have lots of fabulous inspiration coming your way on this sunny Bank Holiday Monday!

Next up is Dot Leathbridge…

This week I’ve done something a little different for Visible Image.

Combining the ‘Free Soul’ stamp with an image transfer background.



The rustic finish to the image transfer really appeals to me with this one.
No – it’s not a picture of me (you thought it was me didn’t you lol)
It’s a random one from a magazine!


Then the words are stamped to give a crisp contrast to the background.
The drips on the edges are also stamped to help frame it.


Stamps used are:




Fantastic card Dot.. very different and the image works so well with the words! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx

Create Your Imagination – Gesso Image Transfer – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Kim Johnny our US Design Team member is here with an awesome project this evening…


I hope your day is fantastic and leads to a fantastic week!

Before I share my ‘canvas’ with you today, I want to share a quick link to Visible Image’s NEW wonderful Christmas stamps. They are timeless and elegant and will last many years to come. I hope you will pop over and see (and order 🙂 )!

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Today as promised here is my ‘canvas’ to share. The substrate is cardboard from a recycled shipping box panel.

Lots of pictures, I really love texture and think I got a bit carried away with it on this one 🙂

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Visible Image stamps - Create Your Imagination - Kim Johnny

I coated both sides of the canvas with DecoArt White Gesso.  On top of that I added some stenciled patterns using DecoArt Modelling Paste. I let the whole board dry overnight.

Once it was dry, I covered it with another layer of gesso, sort of a thick layer. I used a laser printed copy of one of my own photographs, the dandelions, and placed it face down into the gesso.

My blog post with the original photograph is HERE

I pressed it down into the gesso by hand and did some more smoothing with a bone folder. I wanted to make sure I got the whole image pressed into the wet gesso. I let it dry overnight again.

Once dry I misted the surface with water then started rubbing off the paper.

Once the image was clear and slightly distressed, I covered the dandelions with a layer of Americana Decoupage Crystal Glitter to seal it. It adds a nice fine sparkle with one layer and helped the main image to stay clear for all the next layers of paint and ink.

The borders all around are built up with layers of DecoArt Crackle paste, Antiquing Cream and various DecoArt acrylics. The majority of the color comes from the English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream layered with alcohol inks.


I used the “Create Your Imagination” sentiment by Visible Image in the This is Me set. The diamonds are cut from the background stamp, Grunge Harlequin. Love the size of both these stamps!


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Wow isn’t this awesome! Fabulous texture and what a great technique. The dandelions look so realistic! You’ll find more of Kim’s brilliant work over on her blog.

We hope you gave been inspired this evening… we have one more post still to come! If you missed any of our previous posts, you will find them HERE!

Mark & Helen xx

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