Box of Vision

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today.. we hope you are having  a good week!

We have loads of stunning inspiration to share with you today, starting with an incredible project by Teresa Morgan…


Take a plain wooden box, some gelli printed papers and a set of amazing stamps, and what do you get?
This amazing box of delights. I love how this turned out, the bright colours and striking eye design!!




I had made the printed backgrounds previously using acrylic paints and bubble wrap on my gelli plate. I trimmed them to size and then gave the box a coat of black gesso.

I love it when things just work out – serendipity!! The words were a perfect fit, and were stamped with black Archival ink directly onto the paper.

There’s another fabulous sentiment inside –




The eye is stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acetate and layered over some white card. I coloured the iris on the white card before sticking the layers together. Finally I added some tiny gems.





Thanks for stopping by – I hope you have been inspired today!!


Where Dreams Take You




Amazing project Teresa.. thank you! ♡


We loved showing this off on our Create and Craft TV shows last week and this awesome stamp set sold out yet again! Here are some stunning shots courtesy of Create and Craft…


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



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We will back later with more stunning inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx

 

Created By Mark Alexander @ Visible Image

Hi there! Hope you’re having a good day!

Today on our blog we are sharing the cards Mark created on our Create & Craft TV show in December.


Vision INKognito Set

Visible Image stamps - Inky Eye Stamp - Mark Alexander

I stamped and embossed the eye in black, then using distress inks and a water brush I started to add the colours one by one which I blew away from the image, letting them run and drip. I repeated this underneath the eye.

I prefer to use an empty BIC pen for this technique, its the best tool I’ve found for the job! And very cheap too!

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I coloured the pupil, also using my water brush and distress inks.

I stamped the gorgeous ‘Where Dreams Take You’ sentiment in black, and added a touch of colour to some of the letters.

You can see the shine of the embossing on this photo…

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I’ve already seen a few people having a go at this technique since the show, and am glad I inspired a few people!



Leave Your Fears Set

Visible Image stamps - Crow Tree Stamp - Leave Your Fears Behind - Mark Alexander

I created a sun stencil and coloured it with distress inks. I added plenty of water along the bottom, and let the colour run down the page.

The crow tree and sentiment were both stamped in black versafine ink.

I stamped and embossed the crow tree on a separate piece of card, and fussy cut the crow. This was then stuck on top of the stamped image, raised with foam pads to give extra dimension.

Visible Image stamps - Crow Tree Stamp - Mark Alexander


Hope you enjoyed my demo’s if you caught the show. I’ll be back on your screens in early February so keep an eye on our Events Page for the date!



If you want to get your hands on these stamps, click on the images below…

Visible Image Vision Inkognito stamp set        Visible Image INKognito Leave your Fears Tree Bird stamps


We’ll be back with more inspiration here on the blog tomorrow!

Oh and don’t tell everyone, but we are having our January SALE this weekend!!!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Mixed Media Postcard – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 We are back with more awesome inspiration for you this evening.

Kim J has been getting inky and the results are fantastic…


Hello!

Today is my day to share some Visible Image fun 🙂

I have a mixed media postcard today. I am having so much fun with mail art! Hope you like it!

This is  the front side of the card. I started with some plain white mixed media paper. I cut a bunch of pieces to 4 inches by 6 inches.

Then I made puddles of Americana Multi Surface Satin paints on my craft mat, spritzed with water and smooshed the paper into the paints. Lots of painty play. The nicest thing, once the paint is dry, it is very easy to stamp onto the background.

The front side uses the awesome Vision INKognito and sentiment Love Yourself from the No Regrets set. Both are heat embossed with Distress Ink and Ranger Superfine powder.



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I dry embossed the chicken wire pattern on the side of the front of the card. Then layered some clear embossing powder and Jet Black Archival ink. This makes is so wonderful to feel and added some POP and shine 🙂



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This is the backside of the postcard. For the text and address divider I used the stem from Flower INKognito.  The amazing splats are found in the Ink Splats set. All are stamped with Distress Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super fine, black powder.

 


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I added some fine paintbrush spatters with Black DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint. More spatters the better in my mind anyways!

I glued the front and back together with Americana Decou-page Paper collage medium. It dries quickly and non-tacky.

Once done I inked all the edges and my fingers with Jet Black Archival ink.



So are you ready to play and get inky??

Hop along to see loads more Visible Image inspiration, these are your key links:

Inspiration from the Design Team on the Visible Image Blog, HERECome and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge’ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps!

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Hugs and inky fun,
~kim 



Wow! Awesome work from Kim… loving the mail art. If you missed Kim’s previous mail art post, you’ll find it HERE. And you can find lots more of Kim’s work over on her blog.

We will be back shortly with a superb trio of cards from Suze!

Mark & Helen xx

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Dreamy Window – Visible Image stamps

Good Morning 🙂 It’s a dull wet day here in South Wales today… come on summer don’t be shy!

It’s far from dull here on the Visible Image blog though! We have double inspiration for you today from our awesome Design Team members Kim Robertson and Teresa Morgan. First up, with a brilliant tutorial as always, it’s Kim…

Hi Folks

How are you all ?

Today I have another card using the fab Visible Image stamps.

It is something quite different, I wanted to use the amazing Vision Inkognito stamp in this one and this is what popped into my head..


Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson


I started with the broken wall, I stamped the Brick wall background and cut out the left hand piece .



I used some prima inks in varying brick/ reddy and brown shades to create my wall. This fab little stamp repeats so you can create a wall any size.



Once it was done I went over the mortar with a Dusky rose Promarker  I then added some red ink splats with the ink splats set and some red ink later I also used some purple gelly pen to add some more of the splat shapes to the wall



Once dried I stamped in Perfect medium on the wall with the sentiment Where dreams take you in white embossing powder and heat set.



I cut out the wall at this point a note to remember when I was doing the mortar in this wall with my promarker I also decided the way the light would catch the wall and I also added the direction of the 3D aspect to the top and side of the wall.  I added two layers of foam to the back to raise it up away from the eye peeking out from behind it .



I then  stamped out the amazing  Vision INKognito eye and added some blues to the Iris and some feint brown to the white and some white in for the highlights and to catch the tiny lines in the iris also.  This is the colour of my daughters eyes actually almost to a tee.



I added a little more wall to the Right hand side and painted in a window frame to the centre behind the eye.




I used a grey and a pale blue to add into each window pane and just literally drew around the edge of each panel with it. I added my left hand piece of wall raised up on foam so the eye peeped from behind it. I also mounted the whole piece onto a black mat at this stage, I left a gap on the right by the window as I want to add some flowers climbing the wall.



I stamped out my second sentiment and inked the edges I also used some blue flexmarker to add under the words to pull then forward.



I added foam to the back of the sentiment and placed it above the window leaving room on the right for the leaves and flowers to grow up around the window.



I drew in some little wisteria type flowers hanging on the wall before I started adding the leaves and little wire stems twisted into little spring shapes I also added some little stamens which I used upside down to look like little hanging flowers.



I used some pink stickles on the hanging flowers and the inside of the little frosted flowers and on the card in varying places too.



Visible Image stamps - Kim Robertson


So I took this angle shot so you can see which parts were raised and which were flat, lots of dimension, very different too.

Here is the complete picture again.



Visible Image stamps - Where Dreams Take You - Grungy Eye stamp - Kim Robertson



I used five really great stamps for this one so here they are…





These are the Moments

They truly are such gorgeous little pieces of art , each and every one of them.


I particularly enjoy this font as it really is right up my ally , from the swirls to the slight grunge in the broken swirls etc, very very cool.  Every single one is very versatile and I can really see them on mens cards too which is unusual for swirly writing as it usually is trly feminine but this seems to straddle the lines of masculine and feminine in a modern feel very very well. Good job guys…

So what are you all working on right now?

Have a great night and I will see you next week.

Hugs to all..

Love KIM
xxxx





Thank you Kim for yet another awesome tutorial 🙂 Great to see your ‘vision’ come to life! It’s a fantastic piece of art! Doesn’t our brick wall look so real! You can find more of Kim’s fabulous work over on her blog.


Pop back later to see what Teresa has been up to!

Thanks for visiting us today 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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