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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

MEET SEPTEMBERS GDT....

This month our Guest DT member is:-


Thank You for joining us this month Ruth and we look forward to seeing what you create....

So this week's theme is Orange, Red And Yellow.  Immediately I saw this, I had a vision of a Russian icon...a triptych, if you will! 




I started with the Triple Arch Layered Frame, but I wanted to make it more dimensional.  Instead of layering the three cut-outs on top each other and on top of the base, I wanted to layer one cut-out on each side of the base, and create a pair of buttresses so it could be freestanding. I used a couple of the inner arches, cutting them in half.


I scraped modelling paste through a mask over the cut-outs, and set aside to dry.



Everything was then painted, both sides with DecoArt paint, using light buttermilk, Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Red Iron Oxide. 




While it was drying I stamped my images onto tissue paper using Versafine ink.  Then that was dry, I painted the back of the images with cosmic shimmer watercolour paint in Rich Gold.



 When everything was dry, I stuck the tissue paper images down, and then glued the arch cut-out over the top on one side.  I clamped it and went off to do something else.  When it was dry, I turned it over, and did the other side.  When THAT side was dry, I added the words (from Tim's chitchat stickers) and painted some persimmon H2O over the top of the whole thing, and glued my buttresses in place.  I used Inka gold on the edges and the modelling paste, then I lightly added some midnight gilding wax, to age it a little.  Here is the finished article!

    





wow what a fab first project looking forward to seeing more pieces over the next few weeks.


7 comments:

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful Ruth and super instructions - thank you.

Karen Gist said...

Absolutely stunning Ruth! Wonderful instructions too. Looking forward to seeing more of your work my lovely x

Kaz said...

This is fabulous Ruth. Welcome to the team for September x

Neil said...

lovely. Great colours too!

Coco said...

Wonderful colours and tripe Arch, lovely work! Thank you and welcome! x

roc said...

Great tutorial!

Wendy said...

lovely idea to cut supports and esp love the texture, well done x