Hello everyone, it’s Fliss here today to share the first part of my nature themed triptych which I’ve made double sided so that I can turn it round sometimes to show the reverse which I’ll be sharing next week. This side is soft and gentle as I was thinking of a meadow on a balmy summer evening and is just the ticket for some chilled out thoughts.
Crafty Individuals Crafty Elements Floral Circles Stamp Set – for the tiny butterflies
Archival Ink – Olive, Plum, Fern Green, Wild Orchid
First paint all the panels, back and front, with the gesso and allow them to dry. Next sponge the top half of each panel, back and front, with a mix of blue and white paint, then dry brush with white and deep pink to give the effect of a sky turning to dusk. Sponge the lower half of the panels with a mix of yellow and green paints and dry thoroughly.
Now for the stamping. I started at the left hand panel working in a sort of sweep from left to right across the panels. I stamped first with the small grass like image, using olive and plum ink. I stamped the images higher up on the edges, lower across the centre to form a gentle dip in shape.
I carried on stamping with the fern green ink and added in some wild orchid using another of the wild flower stamps. I then stamped on the dandelion type image with Versamark ink and heat embossed the images with white embossing powder.
I stamped the tiny asterisk style images from the PaperArtsy set on the panels with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white powder. I think they look just like dandelion clocks drifting in a gentle breeze.
I stamped the tiny butterflies on stamping card with the olive ink and coloured them with watercolour pencils then cut them out. I glued these to the panels as you see. As a final touch, I added some detail with the bubbles stencil and some deep pink paint. I then assembled the panels with the jump rings provided with the triptych set.
Have a great weekend and see you next week for part 2 of my triptych.