I have been dying to try this idea using Tim's new Arch Frame die from Sizzix. You know how something works in your mind, but you're never quite sure what will happen when you actually try it out? Well, after a bit of experimentation, my arch triptych worked out just as I'd imagined. Here's a quick tutorial if you'd like to make one yourself!
2. Score an Inkssentials giant tag every 2 7/8", cutting off at the third score line. Save the cut off piece for later.
3. Accordion fold the paper. Place on the die and cut.
5. Using Tim's instructions, color your tag. I didn't have the Metallic paints and tried to substitute Bronze Distress stain - not a good idea. I was not at all happy with this, but figured I'd make the best of it. Art is all about not giving up! Right?
6. I decided to try giving my background a little texture with embossing powders. Randomly press an Emboss It pad over the surface. Sprinkle white Antiquities and Walnut Ink embossing powders over the surface. Heat to melt.
8. Stamp fairy girl on the center panel with Jet Black Archival ink. Stamp head, hands, and words on the scrap of manila tag. Stamp the wings on Wendy Vecchi's clear Modeling Film. Trim out hands and head and apply to stamped image (I didn't want her to have a green face!). Ink crown with Broken China Distress ink. Trim words and adhere as shown. Cut out wings and glue in place using Glossy Accents. When dry, heat and shape.
9. Cut a piece of cardstock using the Elegant Flourishes die. Using the smaller flourish as a stencil, place on right panel and dab with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Immediately sprinkle with silver embossing powder. Lift stencil carefully and heat embossing powder to melt. Repeat randomly on other panels. Sometimes super shiny embossing can look out of place on a vintage project, so I used my Sanding Grip to dull it down a bit.
Most of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. My coupon code - stamptramp - will save you 10% on your order!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you're inspired to try cutting your own arch triptych - I think the Arch Frame is going to definitely get a lot of use in my studio!