Thursday, 31 March 2022

Bold Colour Pencil Case Using Visible Image Products

Have you ever used your stamps and stencils for something other than papercraft? Today I am sharing a project for Visible Image where I have done just that and created myself a unique pencil case. It was so easy to do and I love that I have something useful and pretty to take with me when I take my art supplies on the go. 

I used a cheap blank pencil case that I purchased recently in a local craft shop. The first step was of course to colour the case with fabric paint. Before I did this I ensured that the material was wet as this helps the colours to blend together. I applied diluted paint randomly on both sides and hung to dry.  A good tip for this stage is to insert something plastic inside the case to separate the sides so that the colours don't bleed through.

I actually applied a second coat once dry as I wanted my colours to be bold. I then ironed the case as heat sets the paint should you wish to wash it. It also meant that it was nice and flat to lay my stencils down and stamp on. 

I began to decorate by using the Daisy Daisy stencil and dry brushing fabric paint through it. 

I added more detail and colour through the Two Tone and Seeing Stars stencils. 

I then added more detail by stamping the solid flower from Imperfection is Beauty and grid from Transmission Glitch sets in Versacraft Ink.  For this step I used a block but placed my fabric on the foam mat of my stamping press to ensure I was able to get good enough pressure to transfer the ink to the fabric first time. 

To finish I stamped some butterflies from Wings of Change and a sentiment from the  Brighten The World sets and coloured in Posca pens before ironing once more to ensure that my case became washable. 

This was such a fun project to make. I highly recommend stamping on fabric to bring a whole new dimension to your crafting if you haven't tried it. 

Do check out the Visible Image social media platforms as there are lots of exciting things in the pipeline with new releases and TV shows coming up. So much inspiration too! 

Friday, 18 March 2022

So Much Stronger

Today I am sharing my process to create this card that featured on the recent Visible Image shows on the new HobbyMaker craft channel.  If you haven't already, do check HobbyMaker out as they have some superb companies on. 

I began by creating my background on my gel plate. I used Alcohol ink through the Breaking Glass stencil, and allowed to dry completely before lifting my print with a thin layer of white acrylic paint. 

Then I lay the stencil in place over the card, and randomly applied Distress Crackle Glaze.

While my glaze dried I stamped and embossed the vase on heat resistant acetate. I painted the back of the image with acrylic paint. 

By using a mix of tones I achieved the water effect I was looking for. Once dry I fussy cut this and stamped and coloured the daisy. 

When the crackle dried (which looked amazing. Such yummy texture!)  I assembled my card, adhering the elements with 3d glue gel. 

I popped some fibres behind the flower for added dimension and doodled a border to complete it. 


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Thursday, 3 March 2022

Spring Awakenings Mixed Media Canvas

It's officially Spring now and so the perfect time to be sharing some inspiration for Visible Image using their new Spring Awakening stamp set. 

I wanted to make a mixed media canvas to showcase the beautiful flower.  I started with a small canvas board which I adhered various patterned papers to. 

I wanted to set the flower on a separate layer, so I used greyboard, which I applied a coat of gesso to and brayered paint over.

I then used the Transmission Glitch background stamps to add a layer of interest. 

I stamped the flower on some mop up card and fussy cut. 

Then it was time to colour the base canvas. I used Izink pigment, which I sprayed with water to help the ink move and give a drippy effect. 

I then added another layer, using Izink crackle texture paste through the Distressed Brick stencil. 

Then more stamping with Transmission Glitch, and I coloured the squares. 

To finish I set the small board over the larger one, and mounted the flower on some mesh fabric and silky threads to add more texture, and of course added a sentiment. A few paint splatters helped to pull the whole piece together. 

Do check out the Visible Image social media pages where you will find lots of inspiration and be able to keep up with all the news.