Sunday, 2 January 2011

Bird Triptych By Tracy Evans

Happy New Year to you all, hope you all had a fabulous Christmas break.  It is my first time as a Guest Artist here at The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog and I am thrilled to have been invited.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hels and Jennie for the chance to show my creativity over here.

For my first piece I decided I would decorate a TRIPTYCH as this gives me more space to be creative and they are great fun to alter.

1. Paint the entire piece with Gesso and allow to dry.  Add Terra Sahara to the front and back only and again allow to dry.  Once completely dry, apply acrylic paint in orange, with highlights of yellow or yellow pastel, either will work well for this piece.   I love the wonderful texture the Terra adds to your artwork and when heated you achieve a wonderful bubble effect.  The inside of the triptych has not had any Terra added just acrylic paint.
2. Take a mini canvas and paint with acrylic paints as before and set aside to dry.  Using the Airmail Bird Complete stamp, ink up with StazOn black and stamp onto white tissue paper, tear around the image and adhere this piece to the mini canvas.  Add a small button to complete the mini canvas.
3. Add Tim's Accoutrements as handles to the triptych along with Corners to the bottom edges. To complete the front I have added BIRDS text using Tim's Chip Block Alphabet Die.

I have kept to the theme of BIRDS for the inside of my triptych too.

1. The left hand side of my triptych has had Tattered Leaves added which have been cut from card stock coloured with the same acrylic paints as the triptych.  Two of the leaves have been stamped with the Distressed Background stamp and before the leaves were adhered to this panel I added the Sequin Waste background. To complete this side panel I added two mini birds.
2. Colour a piece of card or watercolour paper with acrylic paints and once dry stamp the text from the Airmail Bird Collage Elements stamp on top of the coloured card and cut into a panel sized piece to create your bird house.  Machine stitch around the edges  Stamp the bird and postage stamp onto coloured card, cut out, machine stitch around the bird, add a button for the eye and add all the pieces to your house.  To complete, add an Idea-ology Philosophy Tag and add the completed piece to the centre panel of the triptych.
3. For my roof, I added some corrugated packaging that came with a Christmas present.  I cut it into a roof shape, painted with acrylic paint and hand stitched around the edge with black thread.  My bird has been stamped onto shrink plastic and shrunk using a heat tool and added to the roof.  A small gem has been added for the eye.
This is the last panel of the triptych which has had the caged bird added from the Birds Of A Feather sheet.  I have also added the Sequin Waste background as with the first inside panel.  To complete I have added Sing, bird, sing, from the Birdsong Elements sheet and leaves from Tim's Idea-ology Foliage.

Until the next time, have a fabulous week, Tracy Evans x x

17 comments:

Lori said...

Yay Tracy! This is a fabulous project, just superb!

Gillian said...

Fab in-depth project Tracy, love it.x

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats on your guest spot Tracy! Fab piece!

Rumtruffle said...

Great project, thanks for sharing x

Sarah Anderson said...

What a fabulous piece Tracy (and didn't January come around quickly in the end lol)! Love all the detail in this great project :)

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love the details on your beautiful project!

She said...

Fantastic Tracy, love it :-) S x

Helen said...

Awesome, Tracy!

Jennie said...

Fabulous Creative first piece ! Tracy, Thank you for joining us!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely brilliant Tracy! Love all the different elements of your triptych! xx

WendyK said...

This is lovely, I love birds, so this appeals big time.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fah-hab-u-lusssss art Tracy!!! xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wowza Tracy, you did good, I luv your project and instructions, hugz

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Gorgeous :) I've had a wooden tryptich for ages and now you have given me the inspiration to do something with it! ;)
xoxo Sioux

Minxy said...

I fantastic start to your month with the team, interesting and beautiful, look forward to seeing what you come up with for the rest of the month x

Nicks said...

Lovely to see you and your fab work, I love birds and love this! I must get my wooden triptych thingy and have a play!

TinaB said...

Fabulous!!! Line the colours xx what an amazing project xxxxxxx