Saturday 5 April 2014

Triptych {with Lynne Perrella Stamps by Liz Borer}

Hello Liz here again , I’m back with a short decorative project using the new Lynne Perrella stamps . I really like this new set of stamps and will probably return to them again some time! There was something about the main image that I have used that made me think of letter writing ( not this new fangled Email stuff – but old fashioned written letters ) and because there are pens and images of stamps in the range I was inspired to make this little triptych .

Using grunge paste, stencil some texture onto the triptych ( remove the glass first ) . I just wanted some texture so it doesn’t matter what stencil you use .Add some Snowflake to Mushroom paint to give a light grey and paint the whole frame .

Now to add some colour  - I wanted a blended background that didn’t detract from the decorations . I started with Irish Cream and Lake Wanaka and painted some patches onto the base and then spread the colours out with a wet wipe . I find that it’s better to dry the paint between layers to stop the colours mixing into ‘sludge’ .

Next I added Pansy and Dusty Teal in the same way in different areas . At this point I wanted something darker so I mixed Dusty Teal and Eggplant to get a bluey grey colour which I blended mainly around the edges ( I also used this colour around the edges of the frame ) . I found that I had to repeat some of the colours with a second coat to get a better depth of colour 

Using LPC028 I added some stamped images around the frame . In places I used a piece of paper to mask the work and only get the bit of the stamp that I wanted .I used the plant pot image and then the script image .

LPC 028

I used some gold Treasure Gold on the firm side of a piece of foam to add sparkle to the raised stencilled areas and also around the edges of the frame and the edges of the picture aperture .

Paint a piece of smoothy card with Nougat and stamp the pen and the postage stamp images onto it .( LPC030 )  Stamp the woman’s image from LPC027 as well. All of these can be coloured with colours from the palette which were used for the background . Around the image of the woman I used Irish Cream to act as a contrast to all the purples and blues .

LPC 030
LPC 027

To make the scrolls tear a piece of printed cardstock ( maybe with script on it ) to about 2 inches long and then tear slightly diagonally so that when rolled the torn edges will show .I used washes of colours from the palette to colour the paper and slightly darker colours around the edges to show up the torn edges . When the paint is dry roll the paper around a paint brush handle and stick it into a roll . I then tied pieces of thread around the rolls of paper to make them look like scrolls .

I also painted the pens and stamps with gloss medium to make them look brighter . Finally any metal parts were covered with various colours of Treasure Gold . Adhere all the embellishments to the frame and place the picture behind the glass to finish the project .

 Close up of the right side

Close up of the left side

Well that’s all for now , I hope that you enjoyed the project and I will be back soon with something else !


A huge thanks to Liz from all at PaperArtsy HQ. This shows beautiful blending, thanks Liz for showing us how you chose and mix colours. The background is soft and subtle but using the same colours in the focal images really ties everything together. It really does evoke thoughts of a ladies vintage writing desk. 

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Deborah Wainwright said...

I love this wonderful frame to hold such great stamping. I really like the colours you have used and the centre feature really holds the stage. Great! Xxx

Kathi said...

This is stunning. I love the color combination you used, as well as the textures, and stamped image.


Hazel Agnew said...

Quirky, little bit crazy, Tis Liz Borer, loving it. Xx

Juliz Design Post said...

This is one fabulous piece of crafting. I love it. Julie x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! x

Lucy Edmondson said...

I always find your work absolutely exquisite, Liz. This is beautiful.

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

Wonderful creation Liz! The colours are beautiful and the images you chose work perfectly together. The main image is one of my favourites.

Lesley Xx

Rachel said...

Stunning project. I really love this!

Craftyfield said...

Textures, colours, hand made embellishments, all fabulous!

massofhair said...

Stunning! :-) x

Etsuko said...

Absolutely beautiful! The colours are gorgeous and stunning embellishments. LP new stamp is my favorites. xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful project. The colours are fab, I love the scrolls & the image is gorgeous.

JoFY said...

beautiful, really lovely- the layers of subtle detail & colours.
gorgeous as always.

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Julie Lee said...

I always love your exquisite work, Liz. I adore these LP stamps and you have interpreted them brilliantly!The colouring of the little scrolls, the pens - every detail is amazing. This is a stunning and inspiring creation. Julie Ann xxx

Carol Q said...

love it!

Annie said...

A fabulous make Liz...I adore the stunning layers of texture and the LP stamps....TFS
Annie x

Words and Pictures said...

Totally gorgeous!
Alison x

Sheelagh Tomsett said...

Stunning work Liz, with your usual eye for detail.
Sheelagh x

PaperArtsy said...

Looks wonderful Liz. A beautiful colour palette. As ever. Good tip re the scrolls!

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely gorgeous stunning creation. I have fallen in love with the colours you used and I have bought the stamp set as well. I so wish you had a blog. Kezzy:-) xxx

Keren Baker said...

Just beautiful- the way you've added colour to her is amazing. Love all the textured details too.