Butterfly Acrylic Triptych by Alison Hall


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


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!

Alison x

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  1. Love your Triptych Alison it looks fabulous xx

  2. Stunningly gorgeous, really beautifully created
    Donna xx

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Alison, so colourful and full of amazing detail xx


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