Monday, 1 February 2016

Could It Be Magic

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It's my turn on the Visible Image Blog today and I have one of the lovely new Monoliths to share with you today paired with one of the stamp sets from the new release.

I began by prepping my Monolith with gesso. I then used my Gelli Plate to build up my basic background. I used my DecoArt Multi Surface paints for this as they have the lovely bright colours that I like on to use with my Gelli.

I then used more Gesso to add the star burst effect with a stencil, to get the position of this right I stamped my Unicorn onto my Monolith and then positioned the stencil and applied my Gesso.

I then stamped the word from the text stamp in the set and used Glossy accents over this to seal it.

My stars are done with a clear acrylic gel that I added DecoArt Media paint too, to get the bright pop of turquoise, also adding gold Beadazzels to it before using a pallet knife to apply through a stencil. This dried semi-translucent which was the look I wanted, so I was please this worked as I had not tried it before.

I then stamped my Unicorn onto lightweight card, cut it out and stuck it in place over my previously stamped image which I could still just about see.

The back is done in the same way but with the full quote used on the center of the block over the starburst of Gesso.

I sealed my block with a satin varnish to give it a light sheen.

The new release stamps from Visible Image are now available to pre-order from their on-line shop as the the Monoliths. I am sure you will find some new favorites among the new stamp releases and I must say that the Monoliths are pretty awesome to work on.

One more thing, did you like my Barry Manilow Title ??

Have a good day,

Carol xx


Kay Wallace said...

Wow, Carol, this really IS magic! Your background is just so full of color and motion. But your unicorn is not upstaged by it at all. A beautiful creation. And, yes, I did notice your perfect title! hehe

JillyR said...

I really like the impressionist feel you created. Is this done in acrylics?