Saturday, December 2, 2017

Inspiring Blackout Poetry - Visible Image

Do you hear that?
If you listen really closely, no matter where you are in the world, you can hear the sound of my happy dancing. 

Why? Because it's my very first post as an official member of the Visible Image design team and I am over-the-moon excited to show you what I made with their stunning products. 

I've shared my love of blackout poetry a couple of times through my blog, though mostly share these pieces on my Instagram account

But when I got my inky hands on the Face It! set from Visible, I couldn't help but to want to make a blackout poetry set. Drawing eyes and mouths are my least favorite thing, so it makes me sooooo happy to finally have a fool-prove face-making method! 

If you're unfamiliar with blackout poetry, let me explain. To create a blackout poem, you find a phrase or "poem" you want to highlight using the words on a book page (in this case, I'm using Homer's "The Odyssey"). Finding the right phrase can be a lot trickier than it looks! 

Once you've identified your words, scribble around them to make them pop out. 

Once I had my poem, I used my Misti to stamp eyes, nose and lips. 

Kind of creepy to have a face staring out at me from my Misti. :) 

Next, I used the Strobes stencil and inked it up with a black pen and outlined where the rest of my drawing would go. 

I sprinkled the sunburst with yellow and orange Ken Oliver Color Burst crystals and used a very, very slightly damp brush to spread the color. You don't want to use too much water because the pages of books are very thin and they will warp easily. 

I painted up an abstract flower hairpiece using a variety of purple paints and white gesso.

I painted her hair with colorburst crystals, and added detailing to the facial features. 

The whole blackout poem reads:
"All that dwelt around were
Of Heart
Threatened to Raise
The Sky"

I hope you love my project today! Make sure to stop by Visible Image's blog for some awesome inspiration from the rest of the VERY talented design team! 


  1. I so want to make time to do black-out poetry ... and this takes it to a whole 'nother level ... absolutely fantastic.

  2. Wow! What a cool project :) love the concept of blackout poetry, will have to try it too. Stunning work as always.

  3. Oh my gosh, Becca!!! This piece of art looks amazing!! Wow!!! Love your technique on the old book page with the words and the facial pieces stamps, and your colouring looks stunning!!
    Big Congrats for your DT at Visible Image, their stamps are fabulous!

  4. YAY, congrats Becca, I'm so happy for you! This is another of your artistic masterpieces!

  5. Big congrats Becca
    and you deserve it
    your creation here woooow
    Love that eyes nose and lips..
    so stunning the flower in purple color I love love it
    agree with Lisa you made a masterpieces
    STUNNING creation my friend
    I am sorry so busy and not going around on Bloggy land
    hope you still remember my blog sweety

    1. I used your gift the Reindeer the cute one..I am sorry just used it at the right time
      we have DEER challenge at CWS please join Becca you have sweet Deer stamp set..
      here is mine using your cuuute Deer and I believe it will win on one challenges I added all there hehe see the long list..
      hugs hugs

  6. Woohoo congratulations Becca. So deserved x