Sunday, 1 November 2015

Friend Triptych

Here is a triptych which I have made for my friend Sarah, inspired by the current challenge at PaperArtsy which is Triptychs.  I have only ever made one before for my daughter, see it here.  They are really fun to do and I am definitely going to be doing a lot more of them! 

Its also the first day of Art Every Day Month at Creative Every Day.  This will be the second year I do this.  Last year I didn't quite manage every day, but the idea is to give it a go and if you miss a day - it doesn't matter.  The whole point is not to get stressed but to have fun with it and encourage creativity.

Here is my triptych:


I cut the backround out of thick cardboard packaging and added tissue paper and layers of paint:


some stencilling - including a Crafters Workshop houndstooth which I love:


and stamping:


texture paste through a gorgeous PaperArtsy stencil and finally the words which were all on friends:


I love using texture paste with this stencil, although I made a bit of a mess in my haste!  I initially sponged in a creamy colour and edged in black but didn't like it so I put the stencil back over and sponged again in white.


Friend quotes are great to include on gifts and cards for friends and I hope Sarah will like this triptych.

Now I'm off to start my next one!  There's lots of inspiration on the PaperArtsy blog.

I'm linking up at:


8 comments:

  1. A beautiful triptych with lovely text. xx

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  2. I just love the design. colors and sentiment in this piece. Your friend is very lucky to be the recipient.

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  3. What an incredible way to honor friendships. I actually like the not quite exact form the stencil took the second time. It gave more dimension and character. Your friend is going to love it, and I like the fact there was a recycled aspect to it, too!

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  4. Great use for recycled cardboard. Love the tissue paper surface and the outlines around the stencilled shapes. They look so great together as a threesome!

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  5. Susan, my friend, loving this!!!! I want to do a triptych TOOOO!!! You did a gorgeous job with this and I'm thinking this would make lovely gifts for the holiday! Good luck with your Art Every Day...I wish I could do that, but I KNOW I would never make it!! LOLOL Love the scripture!! :) Blessings

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  6. Susan, my friend, loving this!!!! I want to do a triptych TOOOO!!! You did a gorgeous job with this and I'm thinking this would make lovely gifts for the holiday! Good luck with your Art Every Day...I wish I could do that, but I KNOW I would never make it!! LOLOL Love the scripture!! :) Blessings

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  7. This is so neat! Love your texturing!

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  8. Great mixed media piece, love the edging it makes the stencilled flower pop off the page even more.

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