Sunday, 2 January 2011
Bird Triptych By Tracy Evans
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.
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.
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