Hello there everyone…
I know it’s been a while but what with Christmas and New Year and working it’s been a busy old time for everyone but we’re all back in the swing of things now… ish!
I’m determined to experiment with my Visible Image makes a little more this year and getting to grips with alcohol inks is way up on the list so I spent an hour just splodging the inks onto Yupo paper (a synthetic paper that doesn’t ‘suck up’ the inks). I made a couple in this colour way but managed to ruin the first!
This was the original background…
… and I began by using Scripted Streets and a Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift-Ink pad to remove the text and then began layering stamps using Archival ink pads using Posca pens and Inktense pencils to add a bit of detail.
Here’s some detailed photos…
The Seahorse was stamped using an Archival Black ink pad but it’s reacted with the alcohol inks and gone slightly purple which I rather like!
The little school of fishes from the Dare to Swim set, have been stamped using an old white Stazon ink pad that has gone a bit sticky. While still wet, I’ve smoothed silver crafting foil over the top so the foil has remained and the fishes are all shimmery.
The Ripple Effect has literally been used to create ripples in the water and I’ve highlighted them using Ranger Glossy Accents over Archival’s Watering Can ink pad. I’ve also used DecoArt Media’s Liquid Glass to create tiny bubbles by the Seahorse’s nose.
The sentiment, also from the Dare to Swim set, is heat embossed in bright white onto the torn vellum and the finished make mounted onto white and a dark blue shimmery card.
So here’s all the fabulous Visible Image stamp sets used for this make:
Keep your crafty eyes peeled for some new Visible Image releases coming soon… you will NOT want to miss these!! And, as always, don’t forget to join in on the Visible Image Facebook page. Share your makes, pick up a few tips and join in with he challenges. There’s always the blog too! Jammed packed full of beautiful work by the DT and always lots of different styles and stamps/stencils being utilised. Hope you’ll join us!
Catch you again soon,