Monday, April 16, 2012

Triptych Arches

Scrapping OTP projects can be addictive, once you make one you will want to make more. I was planning on doing mixed media on these arches, all looked good in theory but just wasn't coming together as I had pictured so went back and restarted, and this is what I eventually ended up with. Hope you all like it.

Triptych Arch

7Gypsies Triptych Arch Board kit 
Fancy Pants Be You – Gardening (reverse)
TH Distress Ink – Iced Spruce
TH Distress Ink – Vintage Photo
Chipboard frames
Gold Metallic Dabber 
Helmar Crackle Medium
Prima Shabby Chic Metal Treasures – Garden Gate

How to:
I chose to cover my Arches with paper but you could paint if you wish. I then sanded all edges and distress by applying TH distress inks, I also added some stamped images. Using Helmar crackle medium on the frames after they had been painted with Gold metallic dabber, gives such a nice effect (a little hard to see in the photos). The middle arch was embellished with a cluster of flowers, leaves, charms and die cut swirls. I am loving the Tim Hotlz Idea-olgy charms and added the bird in flight heading to her nest. Side arches were embellished with the wonderful Prima Shabby Chic Garden gates and tiny handmade little blossoms were added. These are very quick and easy to make – take a tiny flower punch, punch out two or three pieces, mist lightly with water and scrunch and pinch then layer, beautiful little blossoms to slip in with your bigger blooms, great as fillers! I also used some inked muslin behind the gates for a bit more of a shabby feel. Lastly I added some words.

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Have a great scrappy day!

Sue xx


  1. These arches are wonderful! Love those pictures too! yes...otp is addictive!

  2. Great work Sue! These are even better than I hoped. Beautiful colours and suits the photos perfectly. Love it! Yes, all or alternative products are available in the store.