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 🙂


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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 ♡

You will find more of Josefine’s awesome projects over on her blog.



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We will be back soon with a fabulous card from Pauline, and some brilliant ATCs from Lynn!

Thanks for visiting our blog today.


Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Mark & Helen xx




Creativity

Good Afternoon! We continue our weekend of inspiration here on the Visible Image blog!

Up next is Heather Mitchell with a super gorgeous wall hanging…


Hello everyone and happy Saturday to you!

Today I have a little hanging to share with you that uses so many of the gorgeous new Visible Image stamps.  They may not be that ‘in your face’ (so-to-speak!) but they are definitely there when you look a little closer.





Firstly I applied modelling paste through the ‘Fibres‘ stencil, and then added acrylic paint to give an ombre type effect.  I’ve then used the new ‘Fibonacci‘ and ‘Elemental‘ stamps’ to add extra interest while also applying some Art Alchemy wax in Brushed Iron to some of the raised texture.


The Fibonacci stamp is just awesome for background interest


The backgrounds for the florals are made using using distress oxide ink pads and the ‘Tattered Floral’ Bigz die.


Tim Holtz’s ‘Tattered Floral’ die was perfect for this project



I’ve loaded different colours onto and craft sheet, spritzed with water and dragged the card through the colour.  Once dry, you can add yet more colour and get fabulous texture before die-cutting. To add the detail onto the flowers, I’ve used the new stamps (and some of the old) to add texture and more colour and then shaped and layered then up.


Fibonacci



Organics



The florals are joined together using brads or buttons sewn on



Once stamped, I’ve edged the florals using a Vintage Photo Distress ink pad and given them a little spritz with gold ink and splattered lightly with white gesso.





For a sentiment, I chose to use the ‘Creativity’ off the ‘Creativity’ stamp and heat embossed it onto a strip of vellum.  This was then tucked around the hanger and secured using the florals and some small dabs of hot glue under the sentiment itself.


I love the contrast in textures between the crisp vellum and the background



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Hope you’ve been enjoying looking at all the design teams inspiring projects over the last week or so… I know there are still some stunning makes to come so keep a look out for them!


Thanks for looking…

H xx



Absolutely gorgeous Heather… loved discovering all the different stamps you used, especially on your amazing flowers! Thank you ♡

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We will be back with more projects from our amazing team this afternoon.. stay tuned!!

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New Stamps Release Preview #3

Hello there! It’s Day 3 of our NEW stamps previews here on the blog!

We’re showing you something awesome from our February release every day up until January 27th!

You may have already seen some of the stamps in today’s preview…
our awesome light bulb stamp is making a come back!

Introducing…



Shining Bright Promo


Some clever designing by Mark going on here! And we both love the quote, as it has real meaning for us.

This set works brilliantly with our Glimmer of Light set which contains our awesome moth!


All our NEW stamps will be available to pre-order from Saturday January 28th,
and we will be shipping worldwide week commencing February 13th.


Come on over to our Facebook group to join in the chat about our NEW releases!


See you back here tomorrow for preview #4.

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx

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There Is Always A Glimmer of Light

Hi there! We have some awesome inspiration for you here on the blog today from Corrie Herriman…


Hello everyone,

Welcome to the first post for Visible Image from me for 2017 ! Back in December I bought a Verday Paint kit and I couldn’t wait to try it out. It comes with 4 acrylic paints; iron, copper, brass and bronze and a bottle of patina. I used the copper on my Monolith project.



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 Front of the Monolith. Love the copper with the blues and greens.



The back



Some detail



 Close up of the moth



 Close up of the texture and sentiment.


So, to make this, I started with a gessoed Monolith on which I glued some metal rings and some art stones. I then put on a coat of the copper paint. This has to dry and then I put on another coat and while this is wet I put on the patina. I love the blues and greens you get while it oxidises.


I then added some stamping to the back and heat embossed with copper embossing powder which happens to be exactly the same shade so it is only a texture I have added.


I coloured a piece of paper with blues and greens and stamped the sentiment, layered it on some black card stock and adhered to the back of my Monolith.


For the front I repeated the paint/patina steps until I was happy with the result. Next I stamped the moth on white card stock and coloured it, cut it out and adhered it to the Monolith. I used the same-ish blues and greens for the wings.


I think it turned out fab !



I used the following stamps and a Monolith of course..


Visible Image MDF Monoliths - Freestanding MDF plaques
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Absolutely stunning Corrie ♡ Thank you! The greens against that copper is just.. wow!

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


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Mark & Helen xx

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February 2016 release – Window To Your Soul – Visible Image

We are back with another preview from our February release…

‘Window To Your Soul’ is the perfect sentiment for our gorgeous Vision INKognito stamp ♡


Window to your soul PROMO

Great for art journaling and mixed media projects! And how awesome is that font!



We’re very excited to share tomorrow’s preview so we hope you will come back and visit then 🙂



Pauline will be here with her fabulous Friday post too!


Have a great evening.

 

Mark & Helen xx

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