sabato 16 novembre 2019

Tutorial: ArtBook with Beautiful Soul stamp by VisibleImage

Have you seen the new Autumn stamp release by VisibleImage? I am in love with them, from the masculine ones to the sentiment sets  and one especially stole my heart: I got crazy for 'Beautiful Soul' because it is simply stunning, and my mind is buzzing with ideas how to use it.
I made a new spread in my beloved round book and in this post I show you also how to reverse a stamp:
Gessso lightly the book pages:
Stamp with Archival Ink the woman profile from 'Beautiful Soul' stamp set
Stamp it again on a piece of tissue paper: remember to tear the paper around the image not cutting with the scissor, so the edges will blend with the background.
Flip it over and adhere to the book page with matte gel medium, brushing the medium under and above the tissue paper
I didn't ink the stamp inside the woman's hair so I drewn some lines and lettering instead
Sponge Distress Inks or Oxides through the stencil Strobe, masking the woman
Add some journaling along the borders.

martedì 12 novembre 2019

VideoTutorial; 10 Creative Ways to decorate a mini box

Hello and welcome back to a new video on the serie of '10 Ways...': this time I had some serious fun altering or building 10 (ok, more than 10 ;-)) mini paper boxes, suitable for holding little gifts or a special Advent calendar:
You can easily find these box templates on internet, or you can find my kraf cardstock version on my Etsy shop
Here a vintage version made with book pages:
With Distress Oxides
With embossing folders
With embossing powder
With my beloved Gelli plate:
With glitter!:
With elegant patterned papers:
With crystal pigments

With lace
And, lastly, with acrylic paint :-)

sabato 2 novembre 2019

Tutorial Typewriter Card with Visible Image

I love old typewriter! Welcome to my Saturday tutorial with Visible Image stamps: today I create a couple of simple cards using one of my favourite set One Kind Word.
I've made two versions, on white cardstock and using a book page:

Stamp on a piece of cardstock the typwriter from the set 'One kind word', stamp it also on scrap paper and cut it out.
with this one mask the typewriter
lay the stencil Geometric Maze and dab with a sponge several colours of Distress Oxides
lift up the stencil
add a sentiment, here I used the sentiment stamp set Own It!
for the second card I used the stencil Count me in and a sentiment stamp from the typewriter set