Underwater Canvas

Hello! We have even more awesome inspiration coming your way here on the blog today!

Lisa Taggart is here sharing an incredible canvas she created for a magazine feature earlier this year…


Hello today I am happy to be sharing a canvas I made for Visible Image a while ago using some of their new 2018 stamp releases and a couple of items from existing designs. Thus combining the old with the new…


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I was fortunate to have this piece appear in the March 2018 issue of Craft Stamper magazine as part of a team feature…


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The design also appears on the introductory page of the Visible Image catalogue.


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Links for the products can be found here:


Create Your Calm




Organics




Dare To Swim



Fibres stencil




I wanted to create a multi layered piece to give the impression of an underwater mirky depth. I did this using a variety of mediums and masking tricks.

I masked using a combination of heat resist embossing for the sea horse and some of the foilage and fluid masking through the stencil. When colouring I used a combination of brusho powders, Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and acrylic paint.

To create dimension and light  I payed particular attention to the placement of the dark and light colours both for the foilage and the background water. I also concentrated a fair bit on the finer details- the colouring of the seahorses, gelli fish and the bubbles.

I decided to use the reverse of the canvas to create a box frame. I used texture paste through the stencil and embedded art stones for extra bubble like texture. I wanted to mirror the scene inside the frame. I painted the inside of the frame using the aqua colour to reflect the light and highlighted the stones using gilding wax and glitter kiss.

Finally the rusty wire around the frame as well as adding texture in a similar shape to the stencil it also depicted a metaphoric contrast- the calm scene as against life’s stresses on the surface.



Here’s a closer look :


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Well I hope you like it!


Lisa xx




This is such a stunning piece of art! Thank you so much Lisa.. the depth, texture and colours are incredible ♡

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



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Dare To Swim

Good Evening! Elisa Ablett is here on the blog today with a really beautiful scrapbook layout…



Hi everyone,


Elisa here from the design team for Visible Image with my next share for the month.


I wanted to showcase just how versatile the awesome stamps at Visible Image are by creating a multi dimensional mixed media layout featuring ‘Dare to Swim’ and ‘The Ripple Effect’ stamp sets.


To start with I stamped on Acetate with black Staz On Ink and fussy cut the images out and set them aside while I created my background.




The background colours and texture is created with Distress Ink Oxides, Distress stains and ART -C water brush pen.
I stamped ‘The Ripple Effect’ stamp on the background using the distress ink oxide ink pads masking half of the stamp off to create a half circle pattern. When you stamp them together they look like a wave!


Add some more stamping in black using the smaller bubble stamps from the Ripple Effect set across your page along with the fish from Dare to Swim.


Here are some close ups of the finer details!







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That’s it from me today, don’t forget to use your stamps on all sorts of different projects AND materials to get the most out of the stamps!


Don’t forget to leave me some love in comments 💜

Elisa



Amazing layout Elisa! Your sea is stunning.. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Elisa’s gorgeous projects over on her blog.



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Don’t forget to tag us in your posts!


We will be back tomorrow with ‘double’ fabulous inspiration from Pauline and Becca!


Enjoy your evening.

Mark & Helen xx