Friday, 30 October 2015

2015 #20 A Winter Wonderland {By Helen Chilton}

 2015 Topic 20: Triptychs

Hi everyone Helen here, joining you this evening with a post about making a miniature triptych. I like anything that involves a bit of planning, design and construction - ie. working out how to get it all to fit together. I also enjoyed taking little bits from the stamps here and there to fit my project. 




I've taken two small tins and used the base of one and the lids of both to make my triptych.Then I've cut pieces of card to fit inside - bear in mind that the pieces for the lids will be slightly larger.




Colour the card with the Blueprint Sketch ink pad:


Then, using a stencil (this one is made by Kaisercraft), and some Grunge Paste, make a snowy background:


Stick the backgrounds into the tins like this:


Next you're going to look at your stamps closely and pick out elements to stamp up three scenic layers. I've used Distress markers to ink up the stamps as this makes it much easier to colour just the bit you want. The darkest colour is in front, fading out to a pale blue/green at the back: I used Hot Picks XM08 and XM09




Cut along the tree lines so that when you lay them on top of each other they look like this:


Layer up the backgrounds in the tins, the furthest trees stuck to the base, the middle layer raised with foam pads and then the foreground hinged at the bottom to lie level with the top edge of the tin. Stick the hinge flap to the inside of the base of the tin:


Wire the tins together. Stamp the Father Christmas and his reindeer, cut out and wire to top of tin:


Stamp, punch out and wire snowflakes in the same way. Add glitter and sparkly snow to finish:




You can use anything to make a Triptych - card, Stampbord, MDF, wood etc. Look at things you can take apart and reconstruct. It can be flat or 3D like this one. If it's going to be joined, work out how to hinge it together before you start, it saves a lot of time!.This was a bit fiddly to put together but well worth it in the end - it's going on my mantelpiece at Christmas.

So, get triptyching!

Wow Helen, this is fabulous, such a very clever but simple way to create the optical illusion of the landscape and depth. The various trees layer up beautifully, they really do look like they were meant to go together! ~Darcy

We would love you to join in with Challenge #20: Triptychs. If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

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14 comments:

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a brilliant idea for a triptych! I love altered tins and you have done such a lovely job here. xx

Helen said...

This is gorgeous Helen!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

So gorgeous!

Mac Mable said...

So cute and adorable. Very clever and loving it! x

Anneke said...

Love this Helen, an awesome piece of art!

Lauren Hatwell said...

You are one clever lady! Love it! Great idea to recyle the tins that way. Lx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Amazing Triptychs! Your HP stams is very fantastic. I love this!!

Rebecca Harris said...

O I love this, makes me wish I'd had this set rather than think I've got enough Christmas trees...can you ever gave enough Christmas trees?!
Happy craftin
Rebecca

craftimamma said...

This is totally lovely Helen and how fab it will look on display! It's a gorgeous little Christmas's scene & so cleverly crafted.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

This is totally lovely Helen and how fab it will look on display! It's a gorgeous little Christmas's scene & so cleverly crafted.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

This is totally lovely Helen and how fab it will look on display! It's a gorgeous little Christmas's scene & so cleverly crafted.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Susan Carol said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love that you started with tins and turned them into this gorgeous scene.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful festive project Helen! x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous x

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