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.