Hi everyone! It's Thursday so that means Visible Image Inspiration day! The line of stamps that really made me fall in love with Visible Image was the INKognito line! These stamps are so grungy and original and perfect for art journals. It was long overdue time to get them in mine. I also had been neglecting my Pan Pastels so I grabbed those, my stamps and my old book journal and decided to have a play and experiment a bit.
I love this old book I picked up at a thrift store. It is one of my favorite art journals because I love having book text as a base. I can show as little or as much (like these pages) with the amount of layers I use. Plus, there are these great quotes that are so fun. I decided to keep the layers light in order to keep the quote showing. I started by stamping the stem from the Flower INKognito stamp to frame the quote in VersaMark. Then I stamped the flowers along the bottom of the pages also in VersaMark.
After I did that, I started adding Pan Pastels in red, yellow, green and blue and blended them together over the page. This is where the magic happens. Where I stamped the images in VersaMark, the color is much brighter and vibrant. I love that effect!
Next I stamped my sentiment Imperfection Is Beauty in Archival Black Ink and highlighted it with a white gel pen. I also added some Ink Splats stamps all around the page. These make the perfect imperfect ink splatters!
Here is a close up of the gorgeous Pan Pastel across the VersaMark stamped images. Isn't it beautiful? Playing in my art journal and this fabulous medium has only reminded me that I don't have NEARLY enough colors! Must rectify that pronto. ;)
I also want to show how this technique can be applied to cards as well. Here I stamped my flowers on a piece of Neena Solar White Card Stock and then added the Pan Pastel over them blending just orange and yellow this time with a touch of green. Then I stamped the same sentiment in Archival Black and highlighted with a white gel pen. I also added some white highlights on the flowers. I just mounted the entire panel cut slightly smaller than a standard A2 size card (4.25" x 5.5").
Here is another close up of this gorgeous technique! I hope you have enjoyed my post today. I have some sad news as this is my last post as part of the Visible Image Design Team. I have had so much fun designing with these fabulous stamps. The company is amazing - just great people. I have definitely added another fabulous company to my list of favorites. I am thankful for the time I've been able to spend with them. It definitely won't be the last time you see me using these gorgeous stamps! Especially, the new line of sentiment stamps. Be sure to check out the entire Express Yourself Line - they are awesome!
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Archival Ink - Black, Sepia
White Gel Pen
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad