Hi Everyone! Here's a tutorial for the acrylic triptych I made for That's Crafty's recent Hochanda TV show.
Here's what I used...
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - 027 Flight of Butterflies, 068 Decorative, 062 Enchanted, 076 Bubble Wrap, 011 Quatrefoil 1 Background
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - Cheesecake, Bora Bora, Bougainvillea, Hey Pesto, Little Black Dress
Gesso - Black, White
Music Paper, Pink Ribbon, Stencil Brush, Paintbrush, Palette Knife, Heat Gun, Glossy Accents, Scissors
1. I began by removing the protective film from just one side of the acrylic triptych, to keep the other side mess-free. I worked on the reverse side of the triptych first.
2. I stencilled words from the Enchanted stencil with Little Black Dress Fresco paint. I did the words back to front, so that they would show the right way through to the front of the acrylic pieces. Then I used the other Fresco paints and Dinky Stencils to apply more patterns, drying the paint as I went. I finally painted over everything with Cheesecake Fresco.
3. I used Grunge Paste and a palette knife to stencil the Flight of Butterflies all over the Cheesecake paint, drying with a heat gun as I went. Then I painted black gesso all over.
4. Now I peeled off the front protective film, revealing my layers of stencilling.
5. I painted some music paper with a thin layer of white gesso, then stamped the Finnabair image, together with a few butterflies, and the phrases. I added some colour with Bougainvillea Fresco, cut everything out, and used glossy accents to adhere them to the front of the triptych.
6. To finish, I used some pink ribbon to attach the triptych pieces together.
Have a creative day!