Friday 22 January 2021

Forever Love- Visible Image DT Post

 It's my turn to share a little Visible Inspiration today and with January drawing to a close, my thoughts have turned to cards for Valentines Day. The recently released Forever Love set is perfect for such an occasion.

I began with a gelli print that I had previously created with the Meshing Around stencil. A great start for some lovely texture. 

I defined the circular edge to the stencil with a light application of Distress ink to add another layer. 

I added some stamping with the script stamp from the Scripted Streets stamp set, than stamped and embossed the large rose and border stamps with my stamping platform, which enabled me to line them up perfectly, then added the sentiment. 

I stamped and coloured the large and small roses and fussy cut out.

Using 3d glue gel I layered them up, and added highlights with a white pen.

To finish I coloured the skulls in white, and added some black and white splatters of watered down acrylic paint. 


Visible Image Products Used

Meshing Around

Scripted Streets

There is currently a Hope and Colour challenge running over on the Visible Image Facebook group, with a chance to win a coupon to spend on the website so why not pop across and play along. It's always so lovely to see what people create with Visible Image stamps and stencils. 




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Thursday 14 January 2021

Bee One of a A Kind - An Artful Days DT Post

Today I have a quick turorial for you on a mixed media project that I have created for Artful Days . If you love mixed media but haven't had a poke around the website yet, I highly recommend you do. So many luscious treasures there to give any project the wow factor!

My project is all about bee-ing unique. There is something about bees that I just love (don't we all?), and the little steampunk bee embellishment from Artful Days is just perfect for me as I also love a bit of steampunk. 

Here's how I achieved it:

Step 1: I used honeycomb embossed card to cover an mdf hexagon that I had in my stash. 

Step 2: Then I had a play with my design. I find it always helps to photograph my layout, then I not only have a reference, but I also think it helps me to look at a photograph to assess whether a design works.

Step 3: I covered with Stamperia Vivace paints . The metallic gold is so shimmery. I love it!

Step 4: I applied texture paste and texture sand on my cogs.

Step 5: While the cogs dried I used a cogs stencil and archival ink to add some detail to my base. 

Step 6: I stamped some cogs and text randomly, and used Sparkling Sand  Wow embossing powder to add some sparkle and dimension. 

Step 7: Double check the layout.

Step 8: I used Finnabair Patina Paste and Perissa WOW embossing powder to create a gorgeous rust effect on the cogs. I also smeared some amber crackle paste on my base board and allowed to dry naturally. 

Step 9: Once the crackle was dry I firmly adhered the mdf honeycomb pieces, and once the glue set, I filled sections randomly with Pebeo Prisme paints. Once it had gone tacky I added gold seed beads for more detail ( if you add these too soon they will sink!)

Step 10: To finish I went to town with metal and paper flowers, beads and other embellishments. I spritzed the flowers with Lindys sprays to add a little more shimmer, and edged the hexagon with a little gold wax. And of course added a quote (Tim Holtz quote chip)  as no mixed media piece is complete without one to me!

I may be biased, but I think this piece turned out Bee-autifully! 

If you want more inspiration from the Artful Days Creative Team why not join the Artful Play Days Facebook group. It's a great place to hang out. We have regular challenges ( with prizes) and lots of crafty chat. You can find us here . We love to see all your creations too so don't be shy and jump right in.

Have a great day!