Visible Image Arrives by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone,

Exciting news at That’s Crafty! as the shop is now stocking Visible Image stamps.
I have made a card using some of the stamps to mark their arrival at the shop
but there are others to choose from.

Here’s what I did:-

I started with a piece of white uncoated cardstock and cut it to size before I started. I then stamped the flower randomly onto the card using Versamark ink, Versamark is usually associated with heat embossing but this technique using this sticky ink for a different technique. 

Once I had covered the card with the stamped flower head I then applied 4 shades of Pan Pastels to create a gradient effect. You will notice that the Pan Pastels adhere to the Vesamark making the colour of the Pan Pastel must stronger where I have stamped. Pan Pastels blend seamlessly into each other and you just keep repeating applying and blending the colour until you are happy with the effect you are creating, Pan Pastels have a range of accessories to help you apply these correctly. 

You can see the effect this technique gives in this closer look of the background

Before stamping the flower in black make sure that you have cleaned your stamp so that all the Versamark has been removed or else when you stamp in black ink the sticky residue can remove the Pan Pastels. With my stamp cleaned I then stamped the flower in black ink. I also stamped the sentiment directly onto the background and again onto a piece of white paper. 

I cut out the letters A, P & Y from the paper and glued over the sentiment on my background. Pan Pastels need fixing or else the colour will transfer onto other things, you can use an art fixative or a cheap hairspray and lightly spray your work from about 20” away this will permanently seal the colour. I then mounted onto a black card blank.

What I Used:-

Visible Image Stamps - Flower INKognito Set, Be Happy Set
Pan Pastels – Permanent Red, Magenta, Orange & Diarylide Yellow
White Paper
Art Fixitive or Cheap Hairspray
Black Card Blank

Hope you like it and I’ll see you next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. Great to see Visible Image come to That's Crafty. Wow! I'm loving those gorgeous hot colours. Your card is just beautiful. Lx

  2. Beautiful warm colours on this, love those flowers!

  3. Oh wow!! LOVE this AND I've learnt a new technique too!
    Donna xxx

  4. Its superb Amanda looks good enough to eat with all those yummy colours

  5. A gorgeous bright background Amanda and that's a great new technique for the Pan Pastels too so must try this.
    Fliss xx

  6. This is sizzling hot and absolutely gorgeous. Stunning use of technique.
    Lynne x


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