Saturday, 31 October 2015

2015 #20 Halloween Triptych {By Gabrielle Price}

 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...

and this is the outside...

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 

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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Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous Hallowean theme Gabrielle. I love your witches and the aging looks amazing. On the back the the little spell is a fantastic idea. Sending hugs Debsxx

Kirsten said...

This is lovely & the skulls are so cute.

Hazel Agnew said...

It's tremendous Gabby! Love the whole concept....great stuff! Xx

Claire said...

Love this - fab theme for Hallowean and a great way to combine the different stamp sets Xx

Etsuko said...

'Double, double....' sounds spooky Gabrielle!! Stunning Halloween Triptychs, I love it. xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is so original, gabrielle and so many great tips and techniques! Love tea cup lady as a witch! I think these three are my two friends and me who meet each week to craft!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Great triptych, love the witches...

By Neymes said...

Tudo Blue,gostei.Valéria.

craftimamma said...

Wonderful Halloween triptych Gabrielle! Love the choice of colours and the witches are brilliant!

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

I love this so much, Gabrielle! It's so brilliant how you used the Lynne Perrella ladies: what a fab and original idea for a Halloween triptych! xx

Sarah B said...

love the combination of stamps xx

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