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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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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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 ^.^

 

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Music Speaks






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

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We will be back a little later with a beautiful and rather magical card from Jane Tyrrell!


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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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Thanks for visiting our blog today. We’ll be back tomorrow with fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher!

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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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!

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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