Friday, September 13, 2013

The Old Masters (and a Little Breaking Bad)

Boy howdy did I have fun yesterday!

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.

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I really love how it brought the warm tones into the blue background. It also adds a shine, which you can see better here:

Look at that shiny gold glaze.

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?



  1. I love the warm, golden glow of the glaze. So richly beautiful.

  2. The card is beautiful - think I'll need to try this technique. BTW - love your BB UD stamps!

  3. Great technique! But even better BB stamps. I wonder if anyone I know would understand if they got a card that said, "Yeah! Science!"

  4. That is definitely cool stuff .... or maybe 'warm' stuff. Whichever ... it always works so well when you take another leap of crafty faith! Yaaaaay!


  5. WOW Lydia - you sure made the Creative Medium sing! I love the beautifully coloured image - the added gold shimmer makes it fabulous! Thanks for sharing - love it!

  6. I'm trying to not spend any money on "extras" now that I'm unemployed :-) BUT you're making it soooo hard! This stuff looks amazing!!!!

  7. Lydia! I came across your blog doing a google search for a "Bounder" image. I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad and I'm in love with your stamps. Awesome! I'm currently working on a Breaking Bad art project. I hope to upload to my SplitCoast Gallery (if it works out.) LOL

    Deb - moonpie11


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