Friday, May 1, 2015

'Of Summer & Bees' Arched Top Triptych

Hi everyone! It's the first Friday of the month which means it's my turn to share a project and tutorial using some of Gina's faboo products. Here's what I'm sharing this month...

A mixed media homage to the coming days of summer, warmth and honey using the Triptych - Arch Top.

The bottom of this piece is embellished with three Faux Metal Number Plates which are flanked with some copper brads to give them a finished look.I've created some honey in the chipboard Honeycomb embellishment with glaze and a smidge of paint.And while there are some chipboard bees included in that set, I couldn't resist using this divinely detailed bee charm to top off the piece.
I've added a few teeny weeny buzzy things too.

And because everything looks better framed I've mounted my triptych in an 11 x 14" shadow box.

I'm not going to lie, this piece took a while to create. The process isn't exactly difficult, it's just time consuming to achieve the right look. HERE is a video tutorial of the process, but for time sake it's been edited to the bare bones. If I've missed something and you have any questions feel free to ask :)

Triptych - Arch Top
Faux Metal Number Plates
Honeycomb & Bees Medium

Other Supplies
Copper Brads
Giant Bronze Bee Charm
Small Bronze Bee Charm
Slider Beads
Paper Butterflies
Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Aleenes Tacky Glue 
 Vintage images*

*Note: When looking for images for your artwork try using the search term "public domain images".
The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs collection is a great resource. Just be sure to double check the Rights And Restrictions before using any images you find.

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