Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The Mirror Crack'd Challenge # 9 - Make a Triptych

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Here we are again for another challenge at The Mirror Crack'd and this month it's Make a Triptych.

Instead of a physical prize this month we would like to offer our Winner a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge.
Do hope you will pop over and join in.

As you will all be aware the word refers to three.
Historically it referred to a set of three associated artistic, literary or musical works intended to be appreciated together.

For this project I decided to use a Wooden Triple Icon as seen below.
I apologise for the number of photographs but wanted to show you how I made this.

I started this project by sanding the Icon lightly and then sealing the wood with Gesso.

Here are the stamp sets I used with this project and the Icon painted with Gesso.
So here we go....
Started by applying Ferro through a Tim Holtz stencil and allowing it to dry. As I will be painting over this the colour doesn't matter.
The Treasure Gold will be used later.


The lettering was applied through a Crafters Workshop stencil using Grunge Paste.
This is probably my all-time favourite and is called Mini Silhouette Script.
From here I covered the Icon with the following paints.
And using this little collection! for the next stage.

This included some areas of crackle.

Next I started to add the Treasure Gold.
If you look at the right hand side, I have started to buff this which makes the Treasure gold nice and shiny.

I then stamped and coloured some of the images from the JOFY stamp sets and finished these by glazing them..

This is the front of the Icon which I decorated in a similar way.
And completed it all by rubbing some of the Treasure gold around the edges.

And here is the finished project.



Hope you enjoyed looking.
Would love it if you could leave a comment.
I am entering this in the:
Love to Create
That Crafty Place
Country View Challenges
The Mixed Media Monthly
Anything But Cute
Happy crafty week,
Angela x


  1. Gorgeous project Angela, turned out beautifully. I love seeing all the step by step photos too xx

  2. Hello Angela,
    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous you have designed a most inspiring Triptych.

  3. Lovely colour combo. Love your last post on master boards, I too plan on doing that for my WOYWW atc's.

  4. OMGoodness Angela, this is quite stunning. I love the gorgeous colours, the wonderful stamping, the crackling and the beautiful shimmer from the Treasure Gold - just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. ABSOLUTELY seriously WONDERFUL. Love EVERYTHING about this. It's totally LUSCIOUS. The colors - all the texture - it looks sooooooo expensive. Thanks bunches for the wonderful tutorial too. j.

  6. This is stunning Angela, love the texture ..colour`s and beautiful stamping ..gorgeous keepsake project..
    Thank you for the step by step...
    Hugs Pam x

  7. What a stunning piece, Angela, and I love it that you included such detail in your stepout.

  8. Holy wowsers Angela!! This took my breath away! Tim's Flourish stencil is my new favourite and you have really done it justice here! Your colours are so incredible, like big swirls of dreamy magic!! LOVE IT!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  9. Gorgeous project! I love those JOFY stamps. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  10. Holy triptych and teeasures gold! This is so beautiful and luscious colors abound. I do have to get my hands on that flourish stencil! Your use of the treasured gold put the perfect finishing touch on this wonderful piece!

    Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  11. Stunning triptych Angela, love the color combo and all the texture!

  12. An amazing project, Angela!

    Love the delicate texture and the flowery theme of your tryptich! Thanks for taking us through the single steps as well. It always is a treat to watch beautiful art coming to life.

    Claudia x

  13. What a fabulous project and the step by step is much appreciated. I love the flourish stencil but the script stencil is one I must have so it just hit my shopping list. I love the crackle and the shimmer you achieved and the stamps are super fun. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  14. Gorgeous, wonderful effects and a beautiful soft color combination!! Hugs, Kerstin

  15. Your triptych is fantastic, Angela! Amazing textures, great color combo and beautiful stamping! Love the touch of treasured gold and wonderful crackle effect you've achieved!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our Vintage Garden challenge!
    Branka xxx

  16. Gosh this is amazing bless you for playing at TCP this week hugs cheryl xxxx

  17. OMGorgeousness Angela!! I absolutely adore this!! And I am so glad you have shared your steps! Really love how you carried the stencil across the 3 pieces and the glorious layers of colors- I bet in person it is even more brilliant!! Outstanding make!! xoxo

  18. That is just beautiful Angela, thank you for sharing your techniques!

  19. WOW!!! Stunning project and even more amazing step by step! I am blown away by this work of art!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute Vintage Garden Challenge!
    Hugs :)
    Samra DT

  20. Great project. Thanks for playing the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with us!

  21. Love your work!! And I love seeing all the steps you took! Thank you for playing along with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

  22. This is lovely! Thanks for showing how you layered all the paints and stencils to get that glorious color and texture!

  23. Beautiful. I love triptychs.

  24. Gorgeous project! Love all the details and textures! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.


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