Wednesday 28 October 2015

2015 #20 Vintage Parisian Trio {By Florence Adam}

2015 Topic 20: Triptychs

Hi everyone Florence of Mlle d'Antan here, joining you this evening with a post about Triptychs. 

This is my very first blog post for PaperArtsy and I have enjoyed working on this project. I’m French and live in a small city called Guerande in the west of France. I’m married to a British man and have a 6 year old boy. It is probably because I am French that I chose the lovely Sara Naumann stamps. I’ve been thinking about making a Triptych for a while now and I thought that I will give it  a go with this blog post. I am happy now that I’ve made it!

Step One: For the first part of my trio I used a rectangular board, this was painted with Taupe, and then used different stencils with grunge paste. Once it dried, I used Treasure Gold (mainly silver, and a bit of Amethyst) and then stamped a little over the rectangle with black Archival ink.

Step Two: Onto my tiny linen canvas, I stamped some words and add a little bit of Chalk on the sides to brighten it. I finished by adding vintage embellishments in a haberdashery theme. I stamped the Parisian lady from ESN16 onto card, this was added to a vintage frame.

Step Three: For the middle section I used a canvas and covered it with an old book page. Then, I stamped here and there with Taupe and Chalk but also with Black Archival ink. This section was also decorated with vintage sewing elements and images and text from ESN16.

Step Four: For the third, and bottom part, I used a wooden arrow that I painted with Taupe and a little bit of Mushroom and Chalk. I stenciled arrow on the left side.

Step Five: One of my favorite parts now: I read Wanda’s blog post about wearable art, and the fact that she used shrink plastic (literally called “crazy plastic” in French!) inspired me! I stamped my beautiful lady on the white shrink plastic and then heated it (no need to use the oven). Thank you Wanda!

Step Six: I then stamped some words on the arrow with Black Archival ink. To soften the black text, I like to brush over it with a small amount of paint left on my brush. It links the all background. Then, I glued my real cogs (found in a garage sale) and painted them over to harmonize everything. I could not finish this part without adding of bit of … treasure gold of course!

Finally I had to think about a way to hang every thing together. For the hanger with the heart... don’t ask me where I bought it from… garage sale again. These hangers are used for embroideries.

Here is a closer look at the centre section.

I hope that you like this project and I also hope to see your version at some point! This Triptych could work with any other support or shape that matches nicely. Note that you need the perfect glue for heavy embellishments! I think that next time I want to do it just on fabric, it could be fun!

So in the meantime, stay inspired, stay creative!

Hi Florence!
What a lovely project and oh-la-la you have given it the French shabby chic gorgeous treatment! I adore the dry brushed style and little touches of Treasure Gold! I know how much you love that stuff!! Thanks so much for showing up a vertical Triptych with texture - I'm longing to reach out and touch it! Perfect! ~Leandra

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

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Triptychs link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Nov 8th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Julie Lee said...

Welcome, Florence! How lovely to meet you! This is such a pretty and intriguing piece of work - what an original take on a triptych. I love that set by Sara and you have created something so special and individual with her inspiration! xx

Kirsten said...

Beautiful triptych! I love all the different textures.

Ruth said...

What a beautiful take on the triptych theme, gorgeous soft colours, natural fibres and a wonderful mix of images, especially love the addition of the arrow. Ruth x

Helen said...

oh Florence, what a beautiful debut! this is beautiful - elegant and chic!

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a beautiful piece of work. It really takes you on a journey. I so enjoyed your step outs. Lx

Anonymous said...

This is exceptionally beautiful and so very chic and perfectly Parisian!
I love the canvas on the main panel and the idea of the shrink plastic lady is fabulous. So many wonderful details and beautiful colours and textures.

Unknown said...

Thanks you so much for all your lovely words, it's so encouraging!
Thanks a lot! Florence

Sara Naumann said...

C'est magnifique! Absolutely stunning! xSara

patcaribou said...

Ta réalisation est Magnifique!! Bravo !! Tout est réalisé en finesse et avec beaucoup de goût... J'adore...

yoursartfully said...

As Helen said, a fabulous debut project. So beautiful, so elegant and stylish.....I love it, it showcases Sara's so beautifully. xxx

craftimamma said...

Hi Florence and welcome from me too. Wonderfully chic project and beautiful elegant colour palette. Love how you've used Sara's gorgeous stamps.

Lesley Xx

Cocofolies said...

Encore bravo pour ce superbe projet Florence! Tout est beau et les éléments à profusion s'intègrent bien, pour former au final un ensemble parfait... Vraiment un très beau tryptique ultra-féminin!! Bises

Etsuko said...

What a beautful triptychs. Amazing details and fab different panels, these are so elegant, I love it!! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

So beautiful, Florence, I love every single detail! I love your part of the world too; I am coming over to Nantes soon,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

Fantastic project Florence! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

This would look great hanging in craft room. So many wonderful elements to look at. I love the vintage feel with a touch of steam punk. Love it. Great inspiration. Xx