Art Journaling – Lynn Good

Hello! We have Lynn Good here on the blog today with some fantastic inspiration…


Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing two art journal pages I have made featuring the new stamps from Visible Image



The hummingbird is such a gorgeous picture that I wanted to make it a feature.
I began by putting some colour onto my art journal page.  I have used Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints



I have then stamped the hummingbird so the colours could be seen through its wings and body. I have then painted around the edges with white paint.


The lines are stamped from the ‘Shape It Up’ stamp set




For the second page, I have coloured the entire page with Dina Wakley Paint Lapis and left it to dry.  I covered it with a coat of Turquoise and before that dried using a wet wipe I have wiped through the Distorted Chess stencil leaving the pattern.




On a seperate piece of paper i have done the same thing with the Strobes stencil to create a different colour behind the title.


The smiley faces are so cute – I have used white gesso in the areas I was stamping them and then coloured them with Dylusion Paint – Lemon Zest.


To finish off I have used some little circles from the De-Stressed stamp set and a white paint pen.


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Thanks for stopping by and til next time – Happy Crafting 🙂




Thank you Lynn.. great pages! Especially love the arty feel of the hummingbird page ♡

You will find more of Lynn’s fabulous projects over on her blog.



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Into The Bluebell Woods

Hello! We have some gorgeous inspiration coming your way today. Jane Tyrrell is up first with a fabulous art journal page…


A couple of weekends ago my Hb and I went for a walk in our local woods. I promised I would be back to share the bluebells that we saw. This annual spectacle is something I wait for and never miss. It is just magical.



Whilst we were there we took a moment to sit on a log and gazed up into the tree canopy above us through to the blue sky and sunshine.



When I got home I decided that I needed to make a “Moment” for Jane’s Journal to remember that time.


I knew that the fabulous Into the Woods stamps set from the brand new Visible Image release



would be perfect so I decided to make my weekly DT piece for today using it together with the beautiful new Butterfly Ink stencil



I started with a piece of watercolour card the same size as my journal and added some drips of Salty Ocean, antique linen and cracked pistachio distress oxides to start off my background. I then used a corner of the Stop Meshing Around stencil



as the sun using yellow Distress inks



 I added some more “sunlight” using the Take My Hand stencil…the hand of Mother Nature perhaps?



 


As you can see English bluebells are not blue at all but more a shade of mauve.



so I added this colour through my Butterfly Ink stencil


I added 5 butterflies around the page using Wilted violet distress oxide and then added some more depth using the circle stamp from the Hummingbird set




Once I was happy with my tree canopy it was time to stamp the woods….first the under canopy in purple, to represent the drift of bluebells.



Then the top line in green, to show those brand newly unfurled leaves. I took the stamping around the sides of the page as I wanted to give the impression that we were sitting down and gazing up from the floor of the bluebell wood.




So here we are…….let me set the scene again……”It is a glorious blue sky morning. The sun shone out like a ball of lemon fire.



It was the kind of day that makes you glad to be outside, hand in hand with Mother Nature.



 Into the woods we went



to be greeted by the splendor and scent of bluebells, their drifts were everywhere, like a carpet of purple.

We sat down for a moment to pause and looked up through the canopy of the newly leaved trees to the clear blue sky above…a Moment in time to remember. “




Below is my Moment in it’s entirety. I think the words I chose to use from the set summed up how we feel about our life. It was a blissful Moment there, among the bluebells.

art journal page - bluebell woods - Visible Image



There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils…all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.



I’d also like to give a quick heads up too. Myself and 2 of my VI Design Team colleagues have a stamping feature in this month’s (June edition) of Making Cards Magazine. We all used the Seahorse and Dare to swim Visible Image stamp sets to make 3 very different red, white and blue cards


and here is a teeny weenie sneak peek of my underwater card……do check it out!


Thanks so much for taking a walk in the bluebell woods with me. I have so many ideas for using this amazing new stamp set….


I hope you all had a fab weekend, wasn’t the royal wedding a total delight and Windsor looked stunning in the sunshine too.


Back soon.

Bye for now,
Jane x


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Jane your photos are so beautiful as is your page.. we love it! Thank you ♡

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Mark & Helen xx


Beautiful Life – Art Journal Page

Good Evening! We have Elisa Ablett here on the blog today with an awesome art journal page featuring our stunning hummingbird stamp and more…


Hi Crafters,

Elisa here with my latest project, a mixed media art journal page featuring the NEW Life is Beautiful Stamp Set.
This gorgeous stamp set jumped out at me from the very start… A beautiful hummingbird, sentiment and geo circle design to create backgrounds with.


To create my art journal page I painted the background with Dina Wakely paints, I also used my small mini circle gel plate to create a focal point. I used my Visible Image Strobe Stencil on the gel plate to add further texture and patterns on my focal point.





Here are some close ups –


 

 


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Thanks for stopping by the blog today
Elisa xx




Amazing page Elisa! Loving your background and the awesome texture you created ♡ Thank you!

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



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We will be back tomorrow with fantastic inspiration from Heather and Pauline, featuring some of our awesome NEW stencils!

Have a lovely evening.

Mark & Helen xx


 

Unicorn Stamp – art journal page

Hello! Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today. Lanette Erickson is featuring our fabulous unicorn stamp in her art journal today…


Hello All!

Today it is my turn to share & hopefully inspire you over on the Visible Image! So I thought I would play a bit in my Art Journal, which really is an old book that I picked up at a resale shop. The book is so old the pages are discolored and they easily tear. But its the perfect size and as a bonus the text makes a great background.

Anyhow… Back to my page after a quick layer of gesso, a few dabs of paint and a bit of stamping this page came together in a flash and it was the perfect mojo pick me up!



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Visible Image Stamps Used:


Believe in Unicorns


Unicorn stamp set - Visible Image



Ink Splats


Ink Splats stamps - Visible Image

 

Other Products Used: Prima Heavy White Gesso, Prima Watercolor Pencils. Finnabair Art Alchemy Impasto Paint. Versa Ink Pad & Versa Fine Black Ink Pad. Lindys Stamp Gang Purley White Embossing Powder. Ranger Ink Pads-Electric Lime & Caribbean Coast.



Now lets take a closer look at my page….



Here’s a closer look at the verse from the Believe in Unicorns set

I stamped this with a Versa Mark Ink pad and embossed it with a bit of Lindys Powder.
Then I added lots of doodles with a white Uniball Pen.



Here’s a better look a a bit of the stamping that I added to the background with the fun Ink Splats Set!




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Stay tuned in we have lots more amazing things coming up for you soon!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you in some way!




Awesome pages.. love all those fabulous colours and the paint splatters! We think our Unicorn stamp is loving its surroundings!! Thanks Lanette ♡

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



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We’ll be back tomorrow with a very theatrical project from Sharon Traynor!

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

 

 

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 ♡

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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




Handmade Creative Travellers Journal

Hello and Happy Monday to you! We hope you had a lovely weekend.

We have lots of stunning inspiration here on the Visible Image blog today with 3 of our awesome Design Team bringing you brand new projects. First up today is Veerle Moreels…


All those creative ideas in my head… Some of them are just things I’m really looking forward in creating so I’m sure I will not forget them. And then there are those tiny details I think about… I just might forget about those so I write them down. Years ago on tiny little papers and I had heaps of them laying all around in the house. But I got tired of them so decided to make my own traveler’s notebook.  I bought a piece of leather and some notebooks, cut it all to the size I wanted and I was ready.




It was all black ( of course ^.^) until today. I had some playtime and created some less-is-more kind of covers for my journals. Just some color and some stamps that I needed on there as little personal reminders. Now to get all the creative inspiration in there ^.^



With the piece of leather that was left I made myself a little agenda that will get the same treatment: a pop of color and some beautiful stamps  ^.^


I think I can’t get any more organised: a bullet journal ( find post RIGHT HERE), a creative travelers notebook and a new agenda ^.^

 

Stamps Used:


Create With Your Soul




Music Speaks






This is a fantastic idea Veerle! Love your first pages ♡
Thank you!

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Mark & Helen xx


 

Close Your Eyes

Good Evening! It’s International Women’s Day and Aga Baraniak has a strong, feminine art journal page to share with you…


Today I made watercolor woman with stamps from Visible Image virtue of the fact that it is March 8 🙂 splashed her a little bit and pochlapałam watercolors. It looks great on my wall !. I used a little new and old stamps. I used the eyes once before and I’m a huge fan of them!


 

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Best regards and wish you all a nice day.


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Love this page so much. Her lashes are stunning ♡
Thanks Aga!

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Mark & Helen xx


 

 

Art Journaling with Aga

Good Afternoon! We have more fabulous inspiration here on the blog today.

Aga Baraniak has a fantastic journal page to share with you…

Today I made an entry that is special to me. I used the new Elemental and Fibonacci stamps, which are brilliant for creating backgrounds.



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Products Used:


Fibonacci



Elemental


Warm Greetings
Aga



Great page! Superb texture Aga ♡

These NEW background stamps are so versatile, and will add so much interest to your projects!

You will find more of Aga’s inspiring pages over on her blog.



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We have even more awesome inspiration coming your way today! Next up we have some brilliant tags from Veerle Moreels..

Come back and visit again soon!!


Enjoy your Saturday!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Curious Seahorse

Hello and Happy Saturday to you! We have loads of inspiration coming your way here on the blog today!

First up today is Josefine Fouarge with her first of 2 stunning projects..


Welcome back! You know me, I love trying new things and am usually rather relaxed about the outcome. This art journal page definitely went through a try and error process before it ended up looking better. In today’s video I’m sharing my journey with this page. The title actually fits really well, because if you never stop being curious, you will create amazing art.




This journal page is using some of the new Visible Image stamps. One of them is the “Create your own Calm” sea horse, which needed to be a focal point. I combined it with the Fibres stencil, also from Visible Image, and a few shades of blue paint. Here is the process video and my story for this art journal page.

 



As I said in the video, I nearly didn’t share it. The page really had it’s bad moments. At the end, I’m glad I didn’t give up and continued. I hope this will help you to continue as well, if you ever have a page like this 🙂


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Fabulous page! Great video… just shows that a little perseverance can definitely pay off! Thank you Josefine ♡

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We will be back a little later with an incredible galaxy background video tutorial from Josefine!


See you soon!!

Mark & Helen xx