Darkest Moments – Visible Image Stamps

Hi there! Thanks for visiting our blog today! Sorry for the lack of posts recently, we have just been inundated with orders for our Summer Release which is AMAZING! Thank you ♡  We are thrilled you are loving these new designs so much!

We have lots of amazing Design Team inspiration for you over the next few days! We’re kicking off with a brand new project from Teresa Morgan…



I am so excited to be sharing my first project with one of the new sets of Visible Image stamps – Glimmer of Light. This beautiful moth design comes with a cool light bulb and fantastic sentiment and is so versatile. I have created a mixed media canvas for you:



Visible Image stamps - Mixed Media canvas - Moth stamp - Glimmer of Light quote - Teresa Morgan


I used washes of DecoArt Media acrylics to created my background: Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Umber, Pthalo Green Blue. I flicked some Carbon Black Media Mister onto the damp wash then allowed to dry. Once dry I flicked a bit more of the black Media Mister (to create more defined spots) and did the same with White Linen Dylusions spray ink.



Visible Image Stamps - Glimmer of Light


I wanted to add some texture, so used white DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and black DecoArt Modelling Paste with some stencils, and once again set aside to dry.

I used the script stamp and flourish from the Revolution set to add some background detail. I stamped them both with black Archival Ink, and then used the script stamp with Ranger Sticky embossing powder and turquoise foil. I stamped the moth and light bulb with Archival Ink and used Glossy Accents to highlight the glass bulb.




Visible Image Stamps - Glimmer of Light


Finally I stamped the sentiment onto white card and cut it out, edging the pieces with black ink. I hope that you enjoyed today’s project – be sure to come back next week to see more of the new release stamps in use!!



Stamps Used:
Glimmer of Light

Visible Image Glimmer Of Light deaths head moth skull stamp set


Revolution

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All the links you need:

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Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – weekly giveaways and latest news!


Teresa



Amazing canvas thank you so much Teresa! Loving the dark and light elements and all that shimmer ♡
You will find more of Teresa’s awesome projects over on her blog.

It is always so incredibly exciting to see the first Design Team creations with new stamps!!!



We hope you will show us what YOU create by entering our ‘Show & Tell’ challenge in our Facebook group 🙂


Thanks for stopping by today, you can check out our whole summer release HERE!


Have a great weekend!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Shilpa Nagaonkar

We’re back, as promised, with more fabulous inspiration from our amazing team!

It’s Shilpa’s debut for Visible Image here on the blog today, with 2 stunning projects… Something old and something new!


Hello Everyone,


I would like to share with you my first creation with Visible Image stamps.


I’ve created Mixed Media Canvas



Visible Image stamps - Never Give Up On Your Dream - Shilpa


It was fun to work with texture stamps and I love that large butterfly.


Visible Image Stamps used here:


Today, I am also sharing a fun project with you…

Visible Image has newly introduced MDF Monoliths which are awesome for mixed media work and stamping.

And here, I’ve used one of the newest stamps as well.. Unicorn Magic



Visible Image stamps - MDF Monolith - Unicorn Magic - Shilpa


These MDF monoliths have smooth surface. I have used distress paints wild honey, seedless preserve, pine needles to color this side. For more texture and interest I’ve done stenciling with texture paste and paints. On another white paper I stamped Unicorn, cut it and adhered on the surface.




And here is the backside, I’ve used the sentiment from same stamp set.


These can be unique gifts for anyone!



Thanks so much for stopping by.





Shilpa



Two fabulous projects Shilpa!  Love all the texture on your canvas, it’s so beautiful ♡ Thank you!



We will be back soon with more awesome inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx

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Visible Image Debut – Denisa Gryczova‎

Hi there! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog.

We’re very excited to share Denisa’s Design Team debut project today…


Hello crafty friends, today is the Big Day :). It´s my first post about Visible Image stamps which are incredible. Unique designs, made with top quality photopolymer, versatile and being packed in super plastic bags..these are the reasons why I love them sooo much. Simply, the stamps out of this world.


Here is what I created. It´s a canvas full of fragment stamping which I frequently use on my projects.





Visible Image stamps - Fragment stamping - Canvas - Denisa Gryczova


Below you can see the stamps used on my project. Just click on the stamp´s name and you´re in the shop:).





If you´d like to see more of brilliant Visible Image stamps just go here and you´ll be amazed.


Visible Image Facebook page is here.


Visible Image blog packed with stunning inspiration is here.


Thank you for stopping by!


Let your imagination stamp riot!


Hugs,





Wow such a gorgeous canvas ♡ ♡ ♡ Thanks Denisa!

We will be back later with today’s NEW stamp preview.

Have  great day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkly Lips Canvas – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you!

Sorry we missed yesterday’s post but it was a crazy busy day! We didn’t manage to get everything finished as planned, so today will now be our last day in work before we wind down and get into ‘Wedding mode’ !!! Getting very excited now… just 6 days to go before the big day ♥ ♥ ♥

So here on the blog today we have triple inspiration for you from Pauline, Susanne and Doreen.

First up, here’s Pauline with her latest Visible Image stamps project…

Hi there,

 It’s me, back again, spreading some Visible Image love, superb deeply etched photo-polymer uniquely designed Stamps, which I love to use, can you tell.. lol !!!


2015-08-01 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Mixed Media Canvas - Grungy Lips stamp - Pauline Butcher



The very unique stamps I’ve used for this project are……
The lips from Bite meSmile, Sparkle, ShineRipped FishnetInk Splats, and the straight stamp from Edgy.
 
This week, just for a change, I’ve used a 5″ x 7″ canvas, which I primed with 2 coats of white Gesso. Whilst that was drying, I stamped my main images, the lips and the sentiment, onto some heat resistant acetate, using versamark, and heat embossed them with some pink sparkle embossing powder and fussy cut.
 

Right, back to the canvas, I added some grunge paste through a stencil, and dried with my heat tool.

I spritzed it all with water, and sprinkled Brusho paints onto it, spritzed with water again, and then let it all drip down. I also mixed some red Brusho with water, and let that drip down too.

Using some gold paint on the Ripped Fishnet and Edgy stamps, I stamped randomly over the canvas. I found an old jar of white ink in one of my drawers, which had gone very thick, but it was perfect for the white drips and circles !!! I edged the canvas with gilding flake, then glued the lips and sentiment into place, and lastly added Stickles for more sparkle.



2015-08-01 Visible Image stamps - Smile Sparkle Shine - Mixed Media Canvas - Grungy Lips stamp - Pauline Butcher 1



Join us in the Facebook Visible Image Group, lots of inspiration and banter HERE.
 
Helen and Mark (the awesome couple behind the Visible Image Stamp Company), are getting married next Friday 7th August, I am sure you will join me in wishing them an extremely happy Wedding Day, and long, loving and prosperous years of wedded bliss.
 
See you soon,
 

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx


WOWZA! What a bold, colourful, awesome canvas! We LOVE it! Have you got your hands on our amazing lips stamp yet?! You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous work over on her blog.

 

Thank you so much for your wonderful words Pauline… we are so excited that you will be sharing our special day with us ♥



We will be back soon with Susanne’s latest project… she’ll be taking you to Wonderland 🙂

Have a great Saturday!

Mark & Helen

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Create Your Imagination – Gesso Image Transfer – Visible Image stamps

Hello 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Kim Johnny our US Design Team member is here with an awesome project this evening…

Hello!

I hope your day is fantastic and leads to a fantastic week!

Before I share my ‘canvas’ with you today, I want to share a quick link to Visible Image’s NEW wonderful Christmas stamps. They are timeless and elegant and will last many years to come. I hope you will pop over and see (and order 🙂 )!

Click HERE to transport to the Visible Image Shop 🙂



Today as promised here is my ‘canvas’ to share. The substrate is cardboard from a recycled shipping box panel.

Lots of pictures, I really love texture and think I got a bit carried away with it on this one 🙂

Click to make each image a bit larger.



Visible Image stamps - Create Your Imagination - Kim Johnny


I coated both sides of the canvas with DecoArt White Gesso.  On top of that I added some stenciled patterns using DecoArt Modelling Paste. I let the whole board dry overnight.



Once it was dry, I covered it with another layer of gesso, sort of a thick layer. I used a laser printed copy of one of my own photographs, the dandelions, and placed it face down into the gesso.

My blog post with the original photograph is HERE

I pressed it down into the gesso by hand and did some more smoothing with a bone folder. I wanted to make sure I got the whole image pressed into the wet gesso. I let it dry overnight again.



Once dry I misted the surface with water then started rubbing off the paper.

Once the image was clear and slightly distressed, I covered the dandelions with a layer of Americana Decoupage Crystal Glitter to seal it. It adds a nice fine sparkle with one layer and helped the main image to stay clear for all the next layers of paint and ink.



The borders all around are built up with layers of DecoArt Crackle paste, Antiquing Cream and various DecoArt acrylics. The majority of the color comes from the English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream layered with alcohol inks.

 


I used the “Create Your Imagination” sentiment by Visible Image in the This is Me set. The diamonds are cut from the background stamp, Grunge Harlequin. Love the size of both these stamps!



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Have a fabulous fun day!

Stay current with Visible Image, here are the links to where you must be 🙂


Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge’ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps!

And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

You can also sign up to the Newsletter HERE


See you soon!
~kim 



Wow isn’t this awesome! Fabulous texture and what a great technique. The dandelions look so realistic! You’ll find more of Kim’s brilliant work over on her blog.


We hope you gave been inspired this evening… we have one more post still to come! If you missed any of our previous posts, you will find them HERE!


Mark & Helen xx

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Listen To Your Heart – Visible Image stamps

Hi There 🙂 Thanks for visiting our blog today! We are catching up with all the latest Design Team inspiration today.

Here’s Doreen OBrien with her latest project…

Hello..


Well this is going to be my last live blog Post for a few weeks. We are moving house and I am having to pack away my craft room. I will still have scheduled posts to share though.

I have a Mixed Media canvas to share today, I first painted my canvas with acrylic paints, then using Archival black ink stamped some background stamps “Grunge Harlequin” and “Bronte Script”.My heart was cut out of some card, I  painted this and grunged it up a bit with a black pen. I then stuck this to the canvas with some PVA glue .

I stamped my words from the “This is Me Set” onto some card, cut them out and stuck them down. The canvas was then edged with some red Gelato and once it was all dry I sanded my canvas all over. xxx



Visible Image stamps - Listen To Your Heart - Canvas - Doreen OBrien



Wow isn’t this awesome! Loving those colours Doreen. Such a gorgeous canvas <3

You’ll find more of Doreen’s wonderful work over on her blog.


Hope you will swing by a little later to see more fabulous work from the team 🙂

Bye for now!

Mark & Helen xx

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Stay Strong – Visible Image stamps

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit us here on the Visible Image blog today 🙂

If you have missed any of our previous posts you will find them HERE!

One of our stunning NEW stamps is rather special… Beautiful, positive words for anyone going through a tough time in their life. Kim Robertson has created a stunning canvas which would make such a wonderful gift.

Here’s Kim with more details…

Good Afternoon all

Well today I have an extra post for the fabulous Visible Image this week as they have a huge new launch day with new characters, and lots of new sentiments and really thought provoking phrases that are just not covered by any other team. I just love the individualism and combination of a fabulous artist/creator and an ingenious Poet and wordsmith /media specialist in fact Helen and Mark are the opitomy of Jack and Jill of all trades, and I am sure they won’t mind me sharing that with you all.

I created a Mixed media canvas which I would like to share with you all and I hope you love it as much as I do.



Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson


I realise it is quite hard to pick up on the shabby chic sort of colourway but it is actually pale pinks chalky whites brown and gold in all the recesses I used the stamping on 1 ply of tissue to get the image transferred to the canvas method for this one coating it in PVA glue to hold it on to the surface and over the entire thing to protect it. It will wrinkle and bubble but that’s ok just leave it be to dry as it flattens itself out as it does.

I prepped my canvas then by adding a thick layer very roughly of texture Crackle paste around the sentiment in a frame shape, I heat dried it til it cracked then I added some hessian in places and also some cheese cloth and I dried that layer. I then took a stencil and ran some Grunge paste through the shapes which were splots dots , stripe , zigzag in a grungy pattern in random areas. dried again then began adding all the goodies.

After I had done that I started adding all my items to the canvas and here is a picture of all the items attached before all the colouring started.



You can see all the items in their original colours and what they all are here with mixes of gold and silver , green and turquoise flowers and how I built up the winged dragonfly in the bottom right corner.

I covered the whole thing except of course the main show in the centre which I shielded with card cut to size. To start I covered everything in Gesso in fact I did a few coats not only for opaque coverage but also for texture as some place I stippled the medium on rather than painting it will smooth brushstrokes.



After the gesso I went  in with a vintage chalk acyclic paint in a pinky/lilac cool tone and covered everything then added several spritzes of colours in browns/golds/mauve’s to the mix and dried in between each coat with a heat gun.



Here is that same corner finished with all its glitter.


I did not do a complete tutorial of every step as a piece like this is done in several steps and can be rushed but I  am a perfectionist it seems lol, but if you would like one please just let me know in the comments. I strongly advise a hot glue gun though for a piece like this as it will take longer having to wait for every part to set.




Here is the top right corner , I had some chipboard frames that were oval so I cut a piece of the frame and added that to the canvas then I found a little plastic cameo button , very ugly and cheapy looking lol so I made her beautiful with an old stone like texture.


I really just keep adding til I have a balance to the canvas and so it looks complete without being  over the top. Some may say it is if you like the minimal look but I do enjoy this style and you get to use up small left overs and such like.


Here is the finished piece again and I truly hope you will have a go or we can do a series on how too or some thing like it..


Visible Image stamps - Stay Strong - Canvas - Kim Robertson



The stamp I used for this one..


I absolutely love it. Anyway I hope you will go look at all the hard work put in by all for this launch and the amazing goodies made by a fab team HERE!


Love to all as always from my house to yours.
Hugs
 
Kim
XXXX 



Isn’t this such a special project from Kim, I know a few people who would appreciate receiving something like this right now, as I’m sure you do too.


Thank you for your lovely words too Kim! We are so lucky to be working with such talented people like yourself xxx



You will find all our gorgeous NEW stamps right HERE! And if you want to take advantage of our amazing offer to celebrate the release, then place your order before midnight on Sunday (June 14th) to received 20% OFF with coupon code: june2020release



We will be back tomorrow with more inspiration from Kim J and Karen 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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