Monday, 3 April 2017

Katya Tryptich

Hello everyone, I  have a Russian style tryptich to share with you today, which was shown on the recent TV shows on Hochanda showcasing the fabulous new collection of stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

To create my project, I covered a wooden tryptich with Paper Artsy Vintage Lace acrylic paint, but any pale paint would be fine. I then stamped Katya and the Russian Floral Egg onto some pale scrapbook paper, using Potting Shed Archival Ink. I stamped the Large Crackle Background over the top using second generation stamping, as I did not want the crackle stamp to overpower the images. I used the same brown ink as before. I coloured the images with Polychromos pencils, choosing a fairly muted colour palette, in keeping with an old religious icon that you might find in a church or museum. I added some brown shading around the edges of each section, just with the edge of a pencil, before adhering each section to the tryptich.

I covered the back of the tryptich with a very pretty serviette, using a matte medium adhesive. I chose a design that looked very ornate with gold swirls and a dark base, as I wanted quite a mediaeval feel to the design.

I added gilding wax to the edges of the triptich in shades of green and gold to give an older feel to the piece.

I hope that my project will give you some ideas for using these beautiful stamps, not just for home decor pieces, but for your card making too. Thanks for stopping by, xx


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning, love everything about it Judith, you've created that aged look perfectly, beautifully designed front and back, Kate x

Evelyn Browning said...

My first reaction upon seeing this was that it reminded me of a church ikon - you just need to change the images a little to religious ones - I'd not even read your description! The crackle stamping being second generation has created such a subtle effect & the colour palette is lovely & warm with that really aged look that is characteristic of religious ikons. Your patterned eggs inverting the stamping so they're end to end & top to top gives a really lovely symmetrical feel to the whole & your serviette is a perfect foil with the dark background contrasting with the opened triptych. Your gold & green gilding provides such an appropriate finishing touch.

Paula Whittaker said...

stunning piece x

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