Good Morning and Happy Friday! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! The sun is shining and we have some amazing inspiration coming your way here on the blog today! First up is Heather Mitchell who has got her hands on our NEW ‘Butterfly Ink’ stencil and wow just wait until you see the result! We love the quote Heather has chosen too… do you ‘Embrace Your Quirky Self’ ?! Over to Heather…
Hello everyone and thank you for joining me here today!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock of late, you will have seen that Visible Image has released six new stamps and eight new stencils. They have absolutely done it again and produced the most fabulous images and sentiments that I know everyone is going to love/want/need!
As someone who loves to add texture to their makes, I have a huge love of stencils. I absolutely love all of them if I’m honest as they’re all so versatile and you can pick certain elements out of all of them to use in different ways but the Butterfly Ink stencil really caught my eye.
I wanted to use the stencil is a really simple way to show how fabulous it is and so I made a card using just the stencil, a sentiment and some crackle paint. All Visible Images stencil’s are fabulous quality, so lovely and thick so that they holds mediums really well and they’re pretty tough (my stencils go through a bit of a bashing and have all survived!)
Having secured the stencil to some watercolour card, I’ve applied crackle paint quite thickly in places as I wanted a some lovely thick cracks. Once dried (air drying is best) I’ve dripped different coloured inks along the cracks that the ink spreads.
Around the edge of the butterfly, I’ve used a watercolour pencil to give a watery outline and I’ve also given him a coat of matt varnish to protect the crackle and stop it flaking off over time.
The sentiment is from the new Voices In Your Head set, and comes with four sentiments that you can easily mix up and use the words to form your own sentiments. I have been known to cut sentiment stamps into individual words (if they aren’t already) as I like to mix things up a bit and this makes it easier.
Having trimmed the image down, I’ve inked the edged using a matching ink pad and then matted it onto black card. The sentiment has then been stamped over a watery inky background and secured to the bottom of the card using foam tape.
The new stamps and stencils are going to be flying out of Visible Image HQ and if you need any encouragement, head on over to the blog homepage where you’ll find plenty of inspiration from the other DT members. Here’s what I used for this make:
Thanks for looking, see you all soon!
Wowza! Incredible texture as always Heather!! Our butterfly looks amazing, and this quote goes perfectly with it! Thank you ♡
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We will be back a little later with AMAZING inspiration from Pauline Butcher.
Mark & Helen xx