2015 Topic 20: Triptychs
Hi everyone Gabrielle here, joining you this evening with a project that combines two stamp sets in very different styles! When I realised my triptych would be featured on Halloween I knew it needed to be ‘spookily’ themed! I am a huge Shakespeare fan so I took my inspiration from the three witches in Macbeth.
I have recently taken a class with Kate Crane and so used some of what I learned as a base here. I started by painting Purple Rain and Snowflake on to the wooden triptych making sure that the centre of each panel was lighter than the surround as I wanted to create a frame. I did this on five of the panels, leaving the back panel mainly purple. Don't worry about making this too neat!
I added some stencilling in some areas to add a little detail in the background using PS018
Then came background stamping with EEG11 To ensure that some stamping appeared behind the frames I use a ‘mask’ (post-it note!) I didn’t add lots of stencilling and stamping because I didn’t want this to become a journaling page. I can easily get carried away!
Then I chose my three ‘witches’ from LPC003 and LPC014, and stamped them on tissue paper. I turned them over and used the rather lovely Granny Smith for the faces, Purple Rain for their accents. The witches hats were painted with Purple Rain and Slate. I chose Slate so the detail of the stamping could still be seen. The frames are thin slivers from a book page. For the side witches I glued the strips on to the witches first and cut off the excess before adhering it all to the triptych. That way I could make sure it all fitted!
The panels for the outside were completed the same way, by stamping the skull image several times on a little tissue paper (3cm x 10cm) I used a ‘mask’ again so I could get a good overlap of the images. The tissue paper was again turned over and I painted the skulls in Snowflake.
I typed up the phrases I wanted to use and printed them out, added Distress Ink and then glued them in place. A few painty lines (in Old Gold and Slate) were added with the edge of a credit card and then I blasted them with my heat gun making sure the paint blistered to give a textural finish, and it was complete!
This is the inside...
I loved mixing the two stamp styles and adore those witches in their hats! I have a few of these wooden triptychs and so I think I might have a go using other colours as the predominant background colour, maybe Tango or Granny Smith?! Lynne has a such wonderful array of potential 'witches' that I doubt I'd run out of choices!
Thank you for popping by! Gabrielle (@freyatom)
This is great Gabrielle, those stamps of Emma's are such fun and team brilliantly with the 'witches' . I can see that people will be looking at Lynne's ladies in a whole new light. I love the skinny strips of book text, understated but so effective. ~Darcy
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