Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Nativity Triptych-A Peek-a-Boo-Project

I love religious iconic art and have been lucky enough to see “The Book of Kells” while visiting Dublin, Ireland. It is illuminated manuscript of the four gospels of the Christian New Testament. It is said to be the most famous of the medieval illuminated manuscripts for the intricacies, detail, and majesty of the illustrations. This is the inspiration for this instillation.
1.  Use a UHU Glue Sick to randomly glue Old Text Pages to Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts-Vintage Triptych Florentine.
2 1. Once pages are dry use a damp cloth to wipe away excess paper.
32. Add additional pieces of crumpled old text to triptych with a paintbrush and matte medium.
4   3. Once fully dry use a dry brush technique to randomly paint triptych with Antique Gold Acrylic Paint, Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold Acrylic Paint.
    4. After triptych is dry again use a small plastic spatula to add Ferro Steelblue Texture paste through a Gothic stencil.
6 5. Spray with Seth Apter Izink Spray Honey and while still wet sprinkle with Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powders.
7   6.Cure using a heating tool.
8   7.Add centers to middle of stenciled parts using Ranger         Liquid Pearl Juniper.
9  8. Use Center of GSLC Triptych to trace and cut out image you have prepared to use.
      9. Use Weldbond to add images to center and side panels of GSLC Triptych.
       10. Seal entire piece with Matte Medium.
1   11. Assemble middle portion frame and allow to dry fully.
1   12. When all pieces are dry use metal clamps to secure top portion to bottom portion.
1  13.   Glue two strips of leather around triptych using Weldbond to secure into place.
1  14. Once dry, use an awl to punch holes into the leather and add miniature screws.
1  15. Last step is to add a metal clasp closure.

Some Final Thoughts.
One of my Favorite Winter Song is sung by Tori Amos - "Holly, Ivy and Rose" - Bing video.
Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse's lineage coming
By ancient sibyls sung
A rose doth bear a flower
All in the cold midwinter
And at the midnight hour
And he waits for who to find
The heart she left behind
And he prays she'll find her way
To be his bride someday
Of all the trees in the wood
Holly wants/woos the Rose
Holly and the Ivy
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees in the wood
Holly bears the crown
Holly and the Ivy
The running of the deer
For his Rose to bloom
Holly waits every year.


Supplies:  GSLC-Vintage Triptych Florentine, Iconic Religious Images of Your Choosing,  Old Text Pages, UHU Glue Stick, Damp Cloth, Matte Medium, Ferro Steelblue Texture Paint, Gothic Stencil, Small Plastic Stencil, Paintbrush, Antique Gold Acrylic Paint, Quinacridone Nickle Azo Gold Acrylic Paint, Seth Apter Izink Spray Honey and Baked Texture Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powders, Heating Tool, Ranger Liquid Pearl Juniper, Pencil, Scissors, Weldbond, Metal Clamps, Strips of Leather, Awl, Miniature Screws, Screwdriver, Metal Clasp Closure
I cannot wait to see your interpretation of this project. Share it on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft Group Page on Facebook. I would love to see what new creations you are working on!

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