Procrastinating makes every day so exciting, because you're constantly discovering that you have something that you're supposed to do like right this second. Procrastinators are never bored. I'm certainly not.
So yesterday I realized it was my turn to host today's Mix-Ability challenge, and my challenge idea was to glaze the focal image in the style of the Old Masters.
I have a painting that a friend painted on my mantel that is glazed in this style, and the colors are so rich and deep under the glaze. It's really pretty cool. So I thought I'd challenge people to translate that style to a stamped image.
I used a product that is new to me - Vintage Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts. It looks like caramel in the jar, but it's transparent - it just adds a warm gold tone to your images. I'm so in love with it. And it's less than $2 on Amazon right now.
I took an old Stampin' Up! set that I bought from someone on Splitcoast, and stamped it on watercolor paper.
Then I colored it in really pretty bright colors with my Aquapainter and Derwent Inktense Pencils. Love those pencils.
Then I applied the medium with these itty bitty squeegees. What was so cool is how the medium aged the image and warmed and toned down the colors underneath. The hardest part was waiting for it to dry.
I'm in love. This will be my fave technique for a while.
Aside from making Breaking Bad stamps from Undefined of course. I made a full set to complement Heisenberg - adding Hector's bell and the bounder. What do you think?