How to Create Frosty Mixed Media Panel with Olga Ravenskaya

Hi gorgeous friends!

It’s Olga Ravenskaya here with my new mixed media project using amazing Lindy’s Embossing Powders and Sprays.

Winter is at the gates and despite the fact that I hate winter with its cold and wind, I do love winter theme in crafting! So I decided to open this creative wintery season with a frosty mixed media panel “Bring the Star”.

What do I need for such a project? My fav shades of blue and white plus deliciously enticing shine of gold!

So I’m showing you today how I made such a frosty looking background using embossing powders and sprays.

Firstly I covered a wooden panel, chipboard and all the other embelishments with white gesso.

Then I used a piece of a linen cloth as a mask and partially applied white gesso upon it with a wide brush.

When I removed the cloth the traces of a fabric remained on the surface. Then sprinkled Madonna Robe Blue Gold powder over the bottom of a panel…

…Golden Angel Wings – over the middle part

Silver Moon Mistletoe – over the upper part and warmed them with a heat gun. Have a look how the design came to life!

After that, I took a mask and applied embossing inks through it using a dabber.

Sprinkled with Morning Glory Azure and Weeping Willow Green Gold embossing powders just over the first layer and warmed.

I also used stars stamp with Purely White powder and embossed white stars on the surface. I know they are almost invisible on the photo below. But when you add sprays you can see beautiful contours of the stars.

Then I applied the first layer of sprays – I began from the bottom of the panel with Whale Watch Blue, then added Azure Sea Asters and on the top – Blazing Sun Glitz Spritz.

I wanted to intensify the colors so I repeated this process three or four times.

Look how gorgeous it came up – embossed spots act as a resist effect and sprays spread between them so beautifully!  Now you can see the stars contours too!

Next, I added music notes stamp and embossed it with Purely White powder.

I could have stopped there, but I wanted to create a complicated background like a frosty pattern so I applied white texture paste through the stencil.

And tinted it using the same sprays carefully applied them with a thin brush.

The last step – I added some crackle white paste with a palette knife just to a few areas.

As a final touch – I added silver and gold shimmer to all the work using Blazing Sun and Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz just spraying them over all the crackle surface.

When all the embellishments were added to the composition and glued down, I added white splashes using white gesso.

Ready! What will you say – does it look frosty?;)

Some close ups as a little inspiration…

Lindy’s Products:

Other Products:

  • Ranger Texture White paste, Ranger Crackle White paste, Finnabair Soft Gloss Gel, Stamperia papers, Finnabair stamp and metal embellishments, AB Studio stencils, Scrapiniec chipboard, brads, different toppings – beads, micro sequins, microbeads, glitter.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post!

Thank you for stopping by!




Mixed media artist and educator from the beautiful city Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Totally addicted to the colorful world of Lindy's. YouTube: Olga Ravenskaya/Instagram: @olga.ravenskaya

Leave a Little Love

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: