Saturday, 7 November 2015

A Hanging Triptych

The current theme over on the Paperartsy blog this fortnight is 'Triptychs'

I have created a hanging triptych using an A4 sheet of super heavy smoothy card for my challenge entry.

Here is my finished project:

Here it is at the start, with random old book pages and bits of washi tape stuck to the smoothy:

I then brayered on Fresco paints, I used Teresa Green, Granny Smith, Captain Peacock, Professor Plum, Limelight, Zesty Zing, Bougainvillea, Snowflake - maybe more but I can't remember! Then I stencilled using a variety of TCW stencils and used Little Black Dress mostly along with Snowflake, Captain Peacock and Professor Plum.

I stamped the clouds, raindrops and flowers onto old plain book pages using black archival. The stamps are by Carabelle studio - the Birgit Koopsen collection.

Then I cut up my brayered panel into three pieces.

I cut all the elements up and added them to the panels, adding a bit of shading using a grey Pitt pen. I edged around each panel with some Little Black Dress.

I added the words which are from Tim Holtz - the big chat stickers, I then added a bit of white doodling around them.

I used my cropadile to punch the holes in each of the three panels then assembled them into a hanging panel using black waxed thread.

Thanks for looking,

Claire x




  1. Oooh Claire, this looks great, love how it all follows on but in separate pieces - brilliant xx

  2. Love the way the design flows through this piece, and I love the colours you've used.

  3. Stunning colours in this, love the book pages just peeking through the finished piece x

  4. Great idea Claire and beautifully done! great colours too! xx

  5. oh claire this is really lovely..beautiful colours xxx

  6. Stunning! Simply gorgeous. I love all the elements in it and how the rain falls across 2 sections. Really lovely.

  7. Beautiful triptych, love the colours and layers of stencilling!

  8. Love how you've built up the layers - this is gorgeous.
    Alison xx