Saturday, 14 September 2013

My First Triptych!

This week has been Alison Bomber's first week as the guest over at PaperArtsy and what a brilliant week it's been, click. here to see her truly inspiring projects.
I've used a bit of everything from her "trio" projects - especially like the idea of embossing with Fresco paints !
I didn't have any canvases or boards so cut 3 shapes from some spare cardboard. I peeled back the edges and painted them with Tinned Peas, applied a layer of Crackle Glaze and then used Nougat once this was dry - I am still ooooh every time I use Crackle Glaze, it never ceases to amaze me how brilliantly it works every time !
After that I stencilled the stars with Mermaid (unfortunately not very evenly) and clear embossed.
Next I applied some dimensional paste through another stencil and hi-lighted using Coffee Archival ink.
I used the same ink to stamp out the bottles, flower,butterfly (just for Alison) and dragonfly - the last 2 I stamped onto card and cut out so I could mount them with 3D pads for some extra dimension. Everything was looking a bit brown so I've washed over the bottles and butterflies with Hey Pesto.  
The finishing touch was a smidge of treasure gold along the top edges.
I'm not sure how I'm going to mount these yet - I'll see what I can find later on ! 


  1. I love your "trio" project Sarah, wow, fabulous colours (and stamps of course !)!!! Great make ! Enjoy your week-end, Coco x

  2. Your triptych is gorgeous, love your choice of colours, having that bit of blue lifts the whole design.

  3. Great job, very true to Alison's inspiration!

    Lucy x

  4. A lovely project! Great colours and super use of the cardboard! Julie Ann x

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  6. Gorgeous project! Beautiful light colours combination!

  7. Ooh, yum - I love your dimensional insects fluttering over the top (thank you for the butterfly!), and the crackle looks fab against the corrugated background. What a fantastic texture combination... and the Treasure Gold is a gorgeous finishing touch.

    Great to have you join in over at PaperArtsy - I'm so happy you had fun!
    Alison x

  8. Great Trio lovely colour combo