Thursday, February 25, 2021

VIDEO: Glazing for a vintage touch

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I've always been drawn to vintage nature illustrations. We had a million books containing both animal and botanical illustrations when I was a kid and I loved looking at them just as pieces of art.

Birds were my favorite, and on ephemera I buy and vintage books, I noticed a style I liked - where the entire image has a sepia wash over it, and the bird remains the brightest, and the background botanicals etc., fade in comparison to the bird imagery. Here is a good example of what I had in mind.

Since I had done glazing before, I thought I would try it again with this stunning new bird set and large floral set and see if I could recreate that style I loved. 

I stamped the bird in Fadeout, and then masked it and stamped the flowers behind it. I removed the mask and brushed on Sweet Corn and Sea Glass inks with life changing blender brushes to fill the background with pale color before starting to color the image with Graphit Markers. (Coupon code in the footer)

I made sure there was a big difference in tonal value between the bird and the flowers, so that the bird would pop and the flowers would fade when glazed.

To create the glaze, I just used this glazing medium with a few drops of Vintage photo Distress reinker mixed in. I applied it on top of my already colored image with this scraper for uniformity - no stripes because of the size of the scraper. So here's the finished card, and you can see the video below.

So you can watch the process of coloring the image in this video. I didn't film the glaze mixing because it's just two seconds with a toothpick - LOL. I do have a glaze mixing live in my Facebook class group if you're dying to watch me mix it up! :) 

Here are all the supplies I used today! 
February Gina K Release
[ GNK ]
Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
[ INK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Sweet...
[ GNK ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Sea...
[ GNK ]
Graphit — Marker Universe
[ MRK ]
Tim Holtz Distress Reinker VINTAGE...
[ SSS ]
Liquitex Acrylic Glazing Medium
[ BLIC ]
Life Changing Blender Brush: 2-Pack
[ PFS ]
A to Z 5" Bondo Spreader - 3"x5"...
My Sweet Petunia
[ MSP ]
Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
[ CTC ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]


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