Vintage Mixed Media Panel with Olga Ravenskaya

Hi gorgeous Lindy’s friends!

It’s Olga Ravenskaya here with my new work and step-by-step tutorial, using fantastic Lindy’s products – Squirts, Starbursts, Moon Shadows and Powders to create a super gorgeous vintage color scheme.

I’ve created a mixed media panel inspired by The Da Vinci Code novel.

For this project I’ve chosen a color combo of shades of blue, teal and brown with gold accents – these go together so well to create a vintage feel.

To start I covered everything with white gesso – a board, chipboards, mold forms and a metal handle.

Then I glued fussy cutting paper elements onto the board using soft gloss gel, and covered them with a layer of clear gesso.

Let it dry and apply a white crackle paste almost on the whole surface. I used a silicone brush to get a thin layer for tiny cracks.

While it was drying I painted chipboard leaves with Squirts – firstly with Loonie Toonie Teal…

…and the second layer – with Maple Syrup Bronze.

After that, I came back to the board. I wanted to create a vintage look so I used Starburst Sprays and Moon Shadows applying them layer by layer.

I started with Tainted Love Teal and Tibetan Poppy Teal just spraying from the bottles.

After completely dry I added Steampunk Sepia Starburst with its taupe/beige color.

But if you want to create a gorgeous vintage look – Moon Shadow Mists are the best choice!

I added Tawny Turquoise with its beautiful turquoise shimmer and Buccaneer Bay Blue with a brilliant blue shimmer.

When everything was dry it looked like this.

A bit of a closer view – gorgeous, isn’t it?!

I decided to add more texture and shimmer to the leaves using Desert Moon Turquoise embossing powder, applying it over the leaves only partially.

Now the chippies and the background perfectly match each other to my mind.

Add a bit of interest by stamping with brown water resistant inks.

Then I applied a manuscript pattern through the stencil using white texture paste and embossed it with Bratwurst Brown embossing powder.

I wanted to highlight letters and to add golden splashes – so I dripped Poutine Gold Squirt onto the text and spread it with a thin brush.

I glued the molds to the surface.

And painted them with Tainted Love Teal and Dark Chocolate Truffle Starbursts. I also added Beaver Tail Brown and Maple Syrup Bronze Squirts to intense color and shimmer.

Look how gorgeous it looks after drying!

Finish the composition by gluing on all the other embellishments and tinting the flowers and clock with Poutine Gold and Maple Syrup Bronze Squirts.

At the end I decided to add the spots of rust.

If you don’t have special rust paste it’s very easy to make it yourself. Just take any white texture paste with sand or quartz and mix it with Bratwurst Brown Shaker and Maple Syrup Bronze Squirt.

I applied that mixture here and there – look closer at the edges of the panel.

Add microbeads and mini prills and the vintage looking panel is ready!

Some close-ups as a little inspiration…

Lindy’s Products:

Other products

  • Ranger texture paste, Ranger crackle paste, Liquitex gesso, Ciao Bella paper, Scrapiniec chipboard, Prima Marketing molds and flowers, mini prills, microbeads

Hope you’ve enjoyed my 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

2 thoughts on “Vintage Mixed Media Panel with Olga Ravenskaya

  1. Wowwww!!! This is super gorgeous my sweetheart Olga… Thanks so much for teaching these lovely techniques and inspiring all of us… xoxoxo

    Dr Monika Shukla

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