2015 Topic 20: Triptychs
Hi everyone Emma here, joining you this evening with a post showing you my take on a triptych. I love art journaling and making home decor items, and if you follow my blog or Pinterest pages, you'll know I also love quotes ... and this topic offers me the perfect opportunity to put all of those together!
Step One: I used three 4"x6" wooden blocks as my base. I stuck some torn book text onto each one, and covered them with gesso. I then stenciled stars randomly (from PS018) over the three blocks using Jet Black Archival Ink and a piece of Cut'n'Dry Foam. I stamped the quote (from ESN13) onto Smoothy card twice - this allows me to cut out alternate lines leaving the largest possible border around each one).
Step Three: Now to build up some more layers. First, Eggplant Fresco Finish through The Crafters Workshop Mini Circle Grid stencil. Then Limelight Fresco Finish splodged on with my finger. I stamped the small dots from ESN09 using Beach Hut Fresco Finish, and stamped the text stamp from ESN13 in Jet Black Archival Ink. The last layer for this stage was Golden High Solid Gel (Gloss) through The Crafters Workshop Mini Tile Texture stencil.
Step Five: I painted the edges of all three blocks with Little Black Dress Fresco Finish., and then went around the edges and over the gel texture with Treasure Gold Brass.
Step Six: I stuck the quote down and outlined it with a black pen. I painted some wooden stars with Golden Iridescent Bronze (it's so metallic - I love it!), and glued those in place. To finish, I decided I wanted a little extra texture, so I smeared some Golden Glass Bead Gel around some of the corners.
Here's a close up of the first block...
I really enjoyed making this piece - it was going to be a present for someone, but I'm thinking I might keep it for myself - it looks rather nice on the shelf above my desk! I love this colour combination at the moment too - turquoise and purple - and the Limelight really makes it pop.
oh definitely keep them Emma, they are so pretty. The colour combo is lovely and the touches of texture are yummy, esepcially once highlighted with treasure gold. ~Darcy
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