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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