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Hello and welcome to another Mix-Ability challenge here on Splitcoast! Our goal is to make mixed media, easy, approachable and FUN! We want to convince you that no matter what your style is - you can DO it!
If you want to start these challenges in the pages of an art journal, instead of a card, or on scrapbook pages, or on 3D items - please know - ANYTHING is welcome! We want you to learn and enjoy!
"Glazing is another one of the most commonly used painting techniques of the Old Masters . Glazing involves applying a transparent layer of paint over a dried tempera or oil underpainting. Think of a glazed painting as a monochromatic image superimposed with a sheet of transparent colored acetate. In this sense, the color of the underpainting and that of the overlaid glaze are mixed optically, not physically. Like other highly useful painting techniques , glazing served two indispensable purposes for the Old Masters . Glazing allowed the Old Masters to build on the limited paint colors that were at their disposal and replicate the complicated, deeply nuanced hues found in real life. Additionally, glazing helped the Old Masters to create specific effects that would have otherwise been impossible to achieve with other painting techniques."
I have a friend who painted a beautiful painting of roses I have over my fireplace, and she sealed all her paintings this way and it adds so much richness and depth. I have always been taken with that technique since I first saw saw it and I thought it would be fun to treat our stamp images in the style of the old masters today.
What I did for the bird card was watercolor a stamped image with Derwent Inktense pencils, with pretty bright colors. Then I used Vintage Creative Medium to seal the whole image. The golden color of the medium aged my image and made it look vintage and warm. I love how it ended up looking on top of the blue. It gives it a subtle gloss finish that really looks like a painting!
I liked that so much, I didn't do anything else to it.
On the butterfly card, I colored with Touch Twin Markers, punched them out, and then used the creative medium again. Very simple and quick.
Here are my tips for you:
Be sure your coloring medium is compatible with your gloss finish. For example, Derwent Inktense are water soluble but permanent when dry, so applying my water based glaze did not damage my coloring. You can also use alcohol based markers under a water based glaze. Do a test if you're not sure.
Experiment with your glaze/finish - try dyeing it if you feel frisky! Glazes include Crystal Effects, Glossy Accents, Gel Medium, Clear Gesso, Mod-Podge and more.
Thank you! I did read about what these challenges are, and they don't have to be messy! Ha. Not only did I get ink all over me when I inked up the leaves, but also, when I spritzed ( I first spritzed the wrong direction!), and did the glossy accents, it was all over! It wouldn't come out, so i stuck the pin in the end and then it poured all over. So now you know why the sentiment is where it is! Haha!
Trying my hand at some challenegs this week. It's been I while since I"ve called in, so a big hello to everyone here at Mixabilities. There's not a lot of mixin' going on here but I love the finish on the image when I applied MicroGlaze
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Coolio! Adding the varnish (after I thought I'd finished my card for today's sketch) gave it just the feel I'd been hoping to achieve with my sponging and stencilling. There must have been some blue lurking in the brush I used for the varnish, but I smeared most of it off and actually it works perfectly. Thanks for such a fun challenge. MIX33 Mixed Sketch