Sometimes Life Just Sucks | Canvas

Hello and happy weekend to you! Lynda is here on the blog today with a stunning mixed media canvas, featuring our ‘sometimes life just sucks’ sentiment with our Daisy and smashed vase stamps…

Today’s project is a mixed media canvas, featuring the stunning ‘Break Free’ stamp set as the main focal point. This was so much fun to make!

sometimes life just sucks stamp | mixed media canvas | daisy

I started with a piece on thick backing board recycled from a paper pad. I adhered corrugated cardboard and used the ‘Ink Swirls’ stencil and texture paste for my base layer.

Once the texture paste was dry, I applied generous smatterings of Izink sand texture paste and left to air dry.

The next stage was to cover with gesso and again. leave to dry ( I am SO impatient when it comes to things drying so these steps were very frustrating for me haha!)

Then came the fun part! I set to work with a combination of spray paints and distress oxide sprays.

They reacted beautifully together and just look at that texture!

Once the paint was dry ( yes, more drying!!) , I used the fabulous new ‘Grunge Tones’ stamps with white paint to add more texture, and added paint splatters with a fan brush.

I used the ‘Break Free’ stamp set, embossed in white, on an inky mop up sheet I had to hand, and fussy cut. I added more texture by mounting it on top of some sisal. I just love the natural fibres for creating interest.

I added the sentiment from the ‘Lost for Words’ set and layered on black card to finish.


ink swirls stencil

daisy stamp | smashed vase | break free

sentiment stamps | card making | clear photopolymer

grunge background stamps | dots | circles

Wow that texture is incredible! Stunning colours and wonderful layers! Thank you Lynda ♡


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We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration, you’ll find lots more on our socials this weekend ♡ ♡ ♡

We hope you have a great weekend!

Helen & Mark xx


Design Team Intro | Elena Shundik

We are very excited to introduce NEW Design Team member…

Elena Shundik

I’m Elena. I’m in love with interesting techniques and unexpected stamp-storming.
Based in Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 and blessed to see beautiful mountains every morning through my window.
I’m crazy about Visible Image Stamps and Stencils. I’m going to share with you my inspiration vibes ))))

Elena is on our INSTAGRAM TEAM!

Follow Elena on instagram: @shundik.e

Elena’s incredible mixed media projects and her love of our stamps + stencils made her a perfect choice ♡

Elena was inspired to create this wonderful canvas by her yoga class. The amazing texture was made with our COUNT ME IN stencil and acrylic paint and paste, and our MINDFUL MOMENTS stamp set created the focal image and sentiment.

Close ups of the gorgeous texture..


yoga stamp | mindful | namaste | exhale | clear | rubber

numbers stencil

Welcome to the team Elena! We are very excited to work with you!

We will be back tomorrow to introduce more of the super talented creatives on our team, with more of their amazing inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Helen + Mark xx


Fearless Tiger Stamp Set | Canvas

Hi there! We are very excited to be sharing the very first samples created with our new stamps over the next few days! Jane couldn’t wait to get her hands on our FEARLESS TIGER stamp and has created some incredible inspiration…

Hello, this is a very exciting post as I can reveal my first make with the brand new Visible Image March release!

I decided to make canvas/wall hanging to showcase the gorgeous Fearless Tiger.

tiger stamp | mixed media canvas

There are lots of photos ahead to share my process.

Here we go

I had the idea to have my tiger hiding in the jungle undergrowth so first I wanted to make some jungle foiliage. I drew some leaf shapes on white card and cut them out. I made some distress ink backgrounds and cut out my leaves using the shapes as a template

I then used the Grunge tones to make them more realistic, adding depth and texture

I also added depth by moulding them with my ball ended tool

I stamped my tiger onto an alcohol ink background and a distress ink one, you will see why in a moment

My plan was to have the tiger emerging from the jungle so I cut into the distress ink one leaving the ears and some of the outline behind. I cut into these to make “tabs” which I pulled forwards

I added some ink and the grunge dots again to both the folded back tabs and the background

I stuck the alcohol inked tiger in place and decoupaged his ears so that they stuck through the aperture

It was then time to add the foliage

and finally the sentiment which I matted with black card

Close ups


tiger stamp | canvas | mixed media art

Tiger stamp | be fearless | Visible Image

Grunge Background Stamps | Two Tone | Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

This is an amazing canvas! We are loving your grungy jungle plants and our tiger stamp looks stunning! Thank you Jane ♡

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We’ll be back tomorrow with more fantastic new stamps inspiration!

Stay safe. Stay creative.

Helen & Mark xx


How Fragile We Are | Canvas

Hello and Happy weekend! We have Heather here on the blog today with an amazing mixed media canvas featuring lots of our stamps and stencils with our ‘How Fragile We Are’ sentiment stamp…

Hello to you all and a very happy new year to all of you. I’m back with some new Visible Image inspiration for you and I’m hoping to ‘up my game’ a bit this year and push myself into new directions.

My first make for 2021 is this 8×6″ canvas using Shining Bright, Glimmer of Light and How Fragile for the main focal images of the piece.

how fragile we are | moth stamp | lightbulb | mixed media canvas

I’ve been having a bit of a clear out in my craft room of late. I gave a huge amount of paper pads away to some neighbours and in my clearing up I found some half used canvases of which this is one.

Before I gave it a couple of coats of gesso, the canvas was a pale blue with various stamped images, it even has some tissue paper strips down one side but none of the bothers me as I love a bit of texture!

Once I’d gesso’d it (gesso is a primer so is a good base for most surfaces) I clear embossed Fibonacci in a couple of random places so that once I added ink, the image would come through and give some white texture in the background.

I used Distress Oxide Sprays (Chipped Sapphire, Rustic Wilderness and Evergreen Bough) for this make as I love their matt and almost chalky finish and just dabbed them on using the tiny straw in the bottle and brushed them on. I did go over them using blender brushes just to neaten the surface slightly before adding crackle paste with the fabulous Count Me In stencil.

While the crackle pastes dries I began on the little circle (5″ in diameter) and this is just to break up the rectangle really, to add more interest and somewhere to focus the images. I’ve used Organics to continue the crackle theme that I’ll be using on the main bulb. Having stamped it using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist, I used a clear embossing powder to add a bit of sheen and to protect the stamping as I wanted to add Distress Oxide inks over the top.

Total Chaos | Inky Flower Stamp | Mixed Media Canvas

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend, they just go too fast don’t they! We have loads of inspiration coming your way this week from our wonderful Design Team. First up this morning is Jane Tyrrell with a gorgeous canvas featuring our ‘Total Chaos’ stamp set which includes our incredibly popular inky flower stamp in a new larger size…

inky flower | stamp | creativity | mixed media

This is a large A5 size set which means that there are now 3 sizes of the awesome inky flower. A tiny version is in the new Accessorize set:

card making stamps | cupcake | flower | wings |rings

and this of course is the original set called Creative Chaos which is an A6 size set.

mixed media stamps | inky flower | background elements

This is the very first card I ever made with ‘Creative Chaos’ back in January 2019:

stamping on book pages | card | inky flower stamp

I used book pages from my beloved A Tale of 2 cities for the bloom and it is my most pinned card on Pinterest!

So when I saw the new ‘Total Chaos’ I knew I just had to use book pages again, as I did for my first make with ‘Creative Chaos’, and this time I decided to make a canvas.

This is what I got up to..

(Apologies that there are not a lot of process photos here as I have been so busy making samples. I just did not get time to stop and keep taking snaps especially with very inky hands).

I decided I wanted to make a background to make me think ahead to spring days and used lots of ink sprays and water on heavyweight watercolour paper. They are a mix of distress sprays; pine needles, mustard seed, wild honey, grass and turquoise Dylusions greens plus some tarnished brass metallic spray.

I cut myself a 5 x 7″ piece from it and stamped the flower to get an outline and placement for my canvas.

I then stamped the scribble stamp over the top in orange archival ink.

Out came my well used Tale of 2 cities and I stamped the flower and 2 of the small flowers onto a page and cut them out. I also added some stamping around the edge of the canvas using archival ink and the other background stamps.

I stamped the sentiment onto a snippet of card, cut it out and mounted it on black card. I added Glossy Accents to the large circle and to some of the circles in the background, I wanted it to appear as dewdrops.

Here is my finished canvas:

mixed media canvas | inky | flower stamp

with some close ups

and one last shot..

inky flower | stamp | canvas | ink sprays

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

If you would like to see me in action, I will be demonstrating on the Stampers Grove stand at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March, sharing lots of tips and techniques with the new Visible Image stamps and stencils plus lots of oldies too.

Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x

We love how our flower looks stamped on the book pages Jane, and your background is amazing! The dew drops add that extra special touch.. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog.

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We will be back later today with more gorgeous inspiration!

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Helen & Mark xx


Own Kind of Beautiful

Good Evening! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog sharing an incredible mixed media canvas…

Did you know that Visible Image have some fabulous background stamps to compliment their feature sets? In today’s post I wanted to celebrate these stamps and show what wonderful texture they can create.

Also I’ve long wanted to experiment with printing feathers using my gelli plate. So I thought that I would incorporate these too. Here’s the result:

Stamps Used:



To begin the project, like I seem to do most days I used a gelli print background from my stash as a starting base. This was created using Golden high flow acrylic paint.

I stencilled over it and built up the background gradually, using distress ink (including oxides) and the background stamps.

I then then flicked some blue, white and gold ink on top. When dry I added another layer of stamping.

Having printed my feathers I used the stamps to stamp on top of these.


I then used the feature set to stamp the butterflies on to scrap card. When cut out I added them along with the sentiment and hearts. I also did some doodling and added highlights with acrylic pens including gold pen. Finally for additional texture I cut up some floristry mesh,adhered gems to the butterflies and attached some black and blue bakers twine.


I think this is one of my favourites. I hope you like it too!

Lisa x

Wow! Your background is awesome! There is so much to discover on this piece and your stamped feathers look amazing!!! Thank you Lisa ♡

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

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We have one final post today, so hope you will pop back a little later to see a beautiful clean and simple card from Veerle.

We love how our Design Team show all the possibilities with our stamps.. from highly detailed mixed media pieces to stunning clean cards.. whatever your style our stamps will work for you!

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx



Zodiac Gemini

Hello! We are having such an exciting day reading all the fantastic comments about our NEW zodiac stamp collection! So glad they are loved already!! If you missed the Day 2 reveal you will find it HERE!

Lisa Taggart is here on the blog this evening with an incredible canvas we previewed earlier today…

This week sees the preview of the very exciting and unique images which are 2018 brand new stamps from Visible Image. You are going to love them!! Today is day two and we are previewing the the fabulous Zodiac sets.

As I am a Gemini who could resist!

For my first sample I had a go at painting a little Galaxy… why not!


It’s an 8’x8’ canvas and I’ve used a range of acrylic paint from Amsterdam and Pebeo dyna paints. It’s basically a mix of colours surrounded by dark navy and black and heavily flicked in white. The stamps were heat embossed using sparkling silver wow powder. The images were highlighted with gems and hey presto your own little galaxy!






Don’t forget the keep an eye out for the other designs available for pre-order this Friday!

Till next time.

Lisa xx

We are in love with this! Wow! Thank you so much Lisa, we will be so proud to show it off at Creativation!! ♡

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

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We will be back later with Sharon Traynor’s fabulous ‘light up’ zodiac card!

Tomorrow we will be revealing more awesome NEW stamps!! Yay!

Can’t quite believe that this time next week we will be on the plane making the 11 hour flight from the UK to Phoenix!! How exciting!

If you are heading to Creativation, you will find us @ Booth #539 in the International Pavilion!

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx



Keep Going…

Hello! We ‘re really excited to be sharing the very first project by Lanette Erickson here on the blog today…

Hello All!

Today I am sharing a bright 6×6 canvas that I created using a couple fun stamps from Visible Image! And a bit of Finnabair’s Impasto Paint.

Products Used: Visible Image Keep Going & De-Stressed stamps, Finnabair Impasto Paint & Trinkets,  Misc -Resin Heart, Waterproof Ink  and Cardstock.

A couple of close ups just for fun 🙂

Check out this fun Checker Board form the De-stressed Set

I love this Verse Stamp!
It was super easy to split up the quote to create a larger focal point.

Stamps I used:

 Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that  I have inspired you in some way!

Awesome canvas Lanette! Loving the bold colours and the layout of the quote! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lanette’s fantastic projects over on her blog.

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GET READY.. our BLACK FRIDAY sale starts tomorrow, Thursday November 23rd! 

40% OFF selected stamps! Limited stock! Not to be missed!!

What do you have your eye on???

STARTS: 8pm UK / 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 7am Australia (24th).. ENDS Sunday..
or as long as stocks last! UK postage £1.50 International shipping just £3

Sharon Traynor will be here on the blog tomorrow with some gorgeous inspiration for our ‘make a tag’ challenge over in the Facebook group!

Thanks for visiting our blog today!

Mark & Helen xx


Good Evening! We have an incredibly sparkly first project from Lisa Taggart here on the blog this evening…

Well today is an exciting day! I begin my journey using the inspirational products from Visible Image. What better way to start than with a bang!-it is the month of  fireworks after all!

The project is an A4 canvas and to create the firework effect I used:


The products links are below:


Time Tunnel

Rays of Light

How it was done:

line an A4 canvas with Sheena stamping card. Take the stencils and randomly spray sections of the canvas using coloured ink sprays . I used distress ink sprays.


Next using the dark blue spray darken the top and bottom of the canvas to create a night sky effect. Take the large stamp and stamp the image a few times in a couple of colours on top. To highlight the stencilled shapes go over some areas again using pink and purple distress oxide ink. It’s a good ink for adding light chalky layers.

Then comes the fun bit! When the background is dry cover with an anti static powder and select a range of different colour glitter embossing powders. I used wow powders. Using all the stamps stamp in different colours and sizes with the main area towards the top to create that popping firework effect.



Finally darken around the edges with dark blue and black ink so the centre of the canvas becomes the focal point. Ink a rectangle of card in complimentary colours and heat emboss the sentiment in black glitter powder. I also made this more sparkly using diamond stickles on top.



It was a lot of fun. Have a go. The stamps and stencils were super easy to use!

Till next time..

Lisa xx

Wow! Such a striking piece! The sparkle is incredible!
Thank you Lisa ♡

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

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Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!

We will be back tomorrow with the very first project from Elisa Ablett!

Thanks for visiting our blog today, have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


Born To Perform

Hello and thanks for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today.

Pauline Butcher is here with an incredible canvas that we proudly showcased on our Create and Craft TV show last month!

Hi again,

I’m back sharing a project I’ve made, using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.


The stamp set I used on this canvas was…

Born to Perform


Such a stunning set of stamps to play with.

I found some bits of lace, and other stuff, glued them to the canvas, then got out my Ink sprays
and Dyna Acrylic paints, and played at being Picasso, lol !!!!

I used a Mirror image stamping technique, to add the Ballet dancers.



As you can see from the tutu’s, I used plenty of glitter and seed beads, to give them lots of dimension,
and I added gold Stickles to all the stamped stars.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white card, and fussy cut.

Thanks for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxx

The detail on this is stunning! And wow those tutus ♡ Thank you Pauline it’s amazing!

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

If you have missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!

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We have a beautiful dragonfly card by Jane coming up next!

Mark & Helen xx

Darkest Moments – Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Sorry for the lack of posts recently, we have just been inundated with orders for our Summer Release which is AMAZING! Thank you ♡  We are thrilled you are loving these new designs so much!

We have lots of amazing Design Team inspiration for you over the next few days! We’re kicking off with a brand new project from Teresa Morgan…

I am so excited to be sharing my first project with one of the new sets of Visible Image stamps – Glimmer of Light. This beautiful moth design comes with a cool light bulb and fantastic sentiment and is so versatile. I have created a mixed media canvas for you:

Visible Image stamps - Mixed Media canvas - Moth stamp - Glimmer of Light quote - Teresa Morgan

I used washes of DecoArt Media acrylics to created my background: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Umber, Pthalo Green Blue. I flicked some Carbon Black Media Mister onto the damp wash then allowed to dry. Once dry I flicked a bit more of the black Media Mister (to create more defined spots) and did the same with White Linen Dylusions spray ink.

Visible Image Stamps - Glimmer of Light

I wanted to add some texture, so used white DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and black DecoArt Modelling Paste with some stencils, and once again set aside to dry.

I used the script stamp and flourish from the Revolution set to add some background detail. I stamped them both with black Archival Ink, and then used the script stamp with Ranger Sticky embossing powder and turquoise foil. I stamped the moth and light bulb with Archival Ink and used Glossy Accents to highlight the glass bulb.

Visible Image Stamps - Glimmer of Light

Finally I stamped the sentiment onto white card and cut it out, edging the pieces with black ink. I hope that you enjoyed today’s project – be sure to come back next week to see more of the new release stamps in use!!

Stamps Used:
Glimmer of Light

Visible Image Glimmer Of Light deaths head moth skull stamp set


Visible Image stamps Revolution

All the links you need:

Visible Image Shop 

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – weekly giveaways and latest news!


Amazing canvas thank you so much Teresa! Loving the dark and light elements and all that shimmer ♡
You will find more of Teresa’s awesome projects over on her blog.

It is always so incredibly exciting to see the first Design Team creations with new stamps!!!

We hope you will show us what YOU create by entering our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge in our Facebook group 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today, you can check out our whole summer release HERE!

Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Shilpa Nagaonkar

We’re back, as promised, with more fabulous inspiration from our amazing team!

It’s Shilpa’s debut for Visible Image here on the blog today, with 2 stunning projects… Something old and something new!

Hello Everyone,

I would like to share with you my first creation with Visible Image stamps.

I’ve created Mixed Media Canvas

Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up On Your Dream - Shilpa

It was fun to work with texture stamps and I love that large butterfly.

Visible Image Stamps used here:

Today, I am also sharing a fun project with you…

Visible Image has newly introduced MDF Monoliths which are awesome for mixed media work and stamping.

And here, I’ve used one of the newest stamps as well.. Unicorn Magic

Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Unicorn Magic - Shilpa

These MDF monoliths have smooth surface. I have used distress paints wild honey, seedless preserve, pine needles to color this side. For more texture and interest I’ve done stenciling with texture paste and paints. On another white paper I stamped Unicorn, cut it and adhered on the surface.

And here is the backside, I’ve used the sentiment from same stamp set.

These can be unique gifts for anyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Two fabulous projects Shilpa!  Love all the texture on your canvas, it’s so beautiful ♡ Thank you!

We will be back soon with more awesome inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Denisa Gryczova‎

Hi there! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog.

We’re very excited to share Denisa’s Design Team debut project today…

Hello crafty friends, today is the Big Day :). It´s my first post about Visible Image stamps which are incredible. Unique designs, made with top quality photopolymer, versatile and being packed in super plastic bags..these are the reasons why I love them sooo much. Simply, the stamps out of this world.

Here is what I created. It´s a canvas full of fragment stamping which I frequently use on my projects.

Visible Image stamps - Fragment stamping - Canvas - Denisa Gryczova

Below you can see the stamps used on my project. Just click on the stamp´s name and you´re in the shop:).

If you´d like to see more of brilliant Visible Image stamps just go here and you´ll be amazed.

Visible Image Facebook page is here.

Visible Image blog packed with stunning inspiration is here.

Thank you for stopping by!

Let your imagination stamp riot!


Wow such a gorgeous canvas ♡ ♡ ♡ Thanks Denisa!

We will be back later with today’s NEW stamp preview.

Have  great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkly Lips Canvas – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Sorry we missed yesterday’s post but it was a crazy busy day! We didn’t manage to get everything finished as planned, so today will now be our last day in work before we wind down and get into ‘Wedding mode’ !!! Getting very excited now… just 6 days to go before the big day ♥ ♥ ♥

So here on the blog today we have triple inspiration for you from Pauline, Susanne and Doreen.

First up, here’s Pauline with her latest Visible Image stamps project…

Hi there,

 It’s me, back again, spreading some Visible Image love, superb deeply etched photo-polymer uniquely designed Stamps, which I love to use, can you tell.. lol !!!

2015-08-01 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Mixed Media Canvas - Grungy Lips stamp - Pauline Butcher

The very unique stamps I’ve used for this project are……
The lips from Bite meSmile, Sparkle, ShineRipped FishnetInk Splats, and the straight stamp from Edgy.
This week, just for a change, I’ve used a 5″ x 7″ canvas, which I primed with 2 coats of white Gesso. Whilst that was drying, I stamped my main images, the lips and the sentiment, onto some heat resistant acetate, using versamark, and heat embossed them with some pink sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut.

Right, back to the canvas, I added some grunge paste through a stencil, and dried with my heat tool.

I spritzed it all with water, and sprinkled Brusho paints onto it, spritzed with water again, and then let it all drip down. I also mixed some red Brusho with water, and let that drip down too.

Using some gold paint on the Ripped Fishnet and Edgy stamps, I stamped randomly over the canvas. I found an old jar of white ink in one of my drawers, which had gone very thick, but it was perfect for the white drips and circles !!! I edged the canvas with gilding flake, then glued the lips and sentiment into place, and lastly added Stickles for more sparkle.

2015-08-01 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Mixed Media Canvas - Grungy Lips stamp - Pauline Butcher 1

Join us in the Facebook Visible Image Group, lots of inspiration and banter HERE.
Helen and Mark (the awesome couple behind the Visible Image Stamp Company), are getting married next Friday 7th August, I am sure you will join me in wishing them an extremely happy Wedding Day, and long, loving and prosperous years of wedded bliss.
See you soon,

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

WOWZA! What a bold, colourful, awesome canvas! We LOVE it! Have you got your hands on our amazing lips stamp yet?! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blog.


Thank you so much for your wonderful words Pauline… we are so excited that you will be sharing our special day with us ♥

We will be back soon with Susanne’s latest project… she’ll be taking you to Wonderland 🙂

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen

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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 🙂 )!

Click HERE to transport to the Visible Image Shop 🙂

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 🙂

Click to make each image a bit larger.

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!


Have a fabulous fun day!

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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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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi There 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today! We are catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration today.

Here’s Doreen OBrien with her latest project…


Well this is going to be my last live blog Post for a few weeks. We are moving house and I am having to pack away my craft room. I will still have scheduled posts to share though.

I have a Mixed Media canvas to share today, I first painted my canvas with acrylic paints, then using Archival black ink stamped some background stamps “Grunge Harlequin” and “Bronte Script”.My heart was cut out of some card, I  painted this and grunged it up a bit with a black pen. I then stuck this to the canvas with some PVA glue .

I stamped my words from the “This is Me Set” onto some card, cut them out and stuck them down. The canvas was then edged with some red Gelato and once it was all dry I sanded my canvas all over. xxx

Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Canvas - Doreen OBrien

Wow isn’t this awesome! Loving those colours Doreen. Such a gorgeous canvas <3

You’ll find more of Doreen’s wonderful work over on her blog.

Hope you will swing by a little later to see more fabulous work from the team 🙂

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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Stay Strong – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

If you have missed any of our previous posts you will find them HERE!

One of our stunning NEW stamps is rather special… Beautiful, positive words for anyone going through a tough time in their life. Kim Robertson has created a stunning canvas which would make such a wonderful gift.

Here’s Kim with more details…

Good Afternoon all

Well today I have an extra post for the fabulous Visible Image this week as they have a huge new launch day with new characters, and lots of new sentiments and really thought provoking phrases that are just not covered by any other team. I just love the individualism and combination of a fabulous artist/creator and an ingenious Poet and wordsmith /media specialist in fact Helen and Mark are the opitomy of Jack and Jill of all trades, and I am sure they won’t mind me sharing that with you all.

I created a Mixed media canvas which I would like to share with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson

I realise it is quite hard to pick up on the shabby chic sort of colourway but it is actually pale pinks chalky whites brown and gold in all the recesses I used the stamping on 1 ply of tissue to get the image transferred to the canvas method for this one coating it in PVA glue to hold it on to the surface and over the entire thing to protect it. It will wrinkle and bubble but that’s ok just leave it be to dry as it flattens itself out as it does.

I prepped my canvas then by adding a thick layer very roughly of texture Crackle paste around the sentiment in a frame shape, I heat dried it til it cracked then I added some hessian in places and also some cheese cloth and I dried that layer. I then took a stencil and ran some Grunge paste through the shapes which were splots dots , stripe , zigzag in a grungy pattern in random areas. dried again then began adding all the goodies.

After I had done that I started adding all my items to the canvas and here is a picture of all the items attached before all the colouring started.

You can see all the items in their original colours and what they all are here with mixes of gold and silver , green and turquoise flowers and how I built up the winged dragonfly in the bottom right corner.

I covered the whole thing except of course the main show in the centre which I shielded with card cut to size. To start I covered everything in Gesso in fact I did a few coats not only for opaque coverage but also for texture as some place I stippled the medium on rather than painting it will smooth brushstrokes.

After the gesso I went  in with a vintage chalk acyclic paint in a pinky/lilac cool tone and covered everything then added several spritzes of colours in browns/golds/mauve’s to the mix and dried in between each coat with a heat gun.

Here is that same corner finished with all its glitter.

I did not do a complete tutorial of every step as a piece like this is done in several steps and can be rushed but I  am a perfectionist it seems lol, but if you would like one please just let me know in the comments. I strongly advise a hot glue gun though for a piece like this as it will take longer having to wait for every part to set.

Here is the top right corner , I had some chipboard frames that were oval so I cut a piece of the frame and added that to the canvas then I found a little plastic cameo button , very ugly and cheapy looking lol so I made her beautiful with an old stone like texture.

I really just keep adding til I have a balance to the canvas and so it looks complete without being  over the top. Some may say it is if you like the minimal look but I do enjoy this style and you get to use up small left overs and such like.

Here is the finished piece again and I truly hope you will have a go or we can do a series on how too or some thing like it..

Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson

The stamp I used for this one..

I absolutely love it. Anyway I hope you will go look at all the hard work put in by all for this launch and the amazing goodies made by a fab team HERE!

Love to all as always from my house to yours.

Isn’t this such a special project from Kim, I know a few people who would appreciate receiving something like this right now, as I’m sure you do too.

Thank you for your lovely words too Kim! We are so lucky to be working with such talented people like yourself xxx

You will find all our gorgeous NEW stamps right HERE! And if you want to take advantage of our amazing offer to celebrate the release, then place your order before midnight on Sunday (June 14th) to received 20% OFF with coupon code: june2020release

We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Kim J and Karen 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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