Infusions Of Springtime
This is a triptych that I made for the Paperartsy Challenge ... Paints and Infusions Challenge. I love springtime and daffodils. The translucent Frescos and infusions together give the project a springtime feel to me,
Selection of vintage papers
Arch die cut shapes
Fresco paints in Snowflake, Inky Pool, Yellow Submarine and Limelight.
Infusions in Royal Blood, Emerald Isle and A Bit Jaded.
Black Archival ink
Archival ink in Forget Me Not
PaperArtsy stamps by Lin Brown, ELB29, ELB30 and ELB34
Black embossing powder
I gessoed the die cuts and then adhered some scraps of vintage papers using matt medium. While this was drying I sprinkled the infusions onto a plain piece of card and spritzed with water. When this was dry I heat embossed a selection of leaves from the Lin Brown stamps which I then cut out.
On the outer arch rims I applied paint using my finger. I used the inky pool, lime light and yellow submarine. I then sprinkled on some infusions, spritzed with water and left it to dry naturally.
Each full arch was painted in one of the three Fresco colours and I then put on a coating of metallic glaze on top.
When everything was dry I stamped on a variety of images using snowflake paint, forget-me-not and black archival ink. I then added some white paint splatters.
I glued the arches together and used Tyvek for the hinges (I had painted the part that would show in gold).
I then edged the arches in gold paint and glued on the leaves, some thread and some paper covered wire (can't remember the name for this...oops!!)
Finally I sprinkled a tiny amount of emerald isle infusions onto a piece of card, spritzed it with water and then brushed over it after which I stamped the words I wanted to use on top, cut them out and edged with black ink.
As usual any mistakes are mine own and proud!
Happy messiness to you all.