Sunday, June 12, 2011

Collections from JVO Triptych

As a friend of my daughter's says, yesterday I had a little "me" time.

I went shopping and scored a few things that make me happy. One being some Recollections cling mount stamps at Michael's. Oh, I LOVE how tiny they are in this set. PERFECT for mini-collage or whatever.

And so I decided to play.

Here's a mini tutorial for using a few fun things.

Start with cutting 3 of the rounded top houses from Tim's Artful Dwellings set using a thin chipboard. I get 30x30 inch sheets from the art supply section.

I covered the fronts with Antique Tissue Paper-Victorian from Collections. I used Claudine's Multi-Medium and a brush to glue papers. Add Distress Inks as you like.

Then I stamped with the new little set of stamps and Coffee Archival Ink.

This is shown after I'd put it together to show how I added black permanent ink to the seems of the canvas with a pen.

Julie van Oosten, owner of Collections Elements, had sent me some wonderful things awhile back and I'd just not found time to use them. Check out here blog here for wonderful ideas and products.

This paper is from the Vintage Rose 6x6 Collection. Gorgeous papers in such a fun size.

Next add Sticky Back canvas that's been colored with Fired Brick and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to the seems on the BACK of your Triptych.

 This shows the last piece before the papers are added. Leave enough between the 3 pieces for it to fold.  Die cut your papers, stamp as you like, and glue over canvas hinges.

Flip over and you can decorate to your hearts content. Add ribbon, glass bottles, metal and chipboard ephemera.

Pen dots always added for just a bit more fun!!!

Have a great day. Still working with the new and not as wonderful photo program. Can't find the old one yet, but I'll keep trying.



  1. This is beautiful! What small stamp set did you use? Was it a Tim stamp se t?

  2. Gah! Now I have to get that dwellings die! These are absolutely fantastic, Linda. I love your way with color...totally my kind of project!

  3. Linda these are gorgeous,LOve what you have done

  4. What a super project. Everything about it 'works' - the colours, the decoration - it's just fab.

    Hope you finds your old photo programme soon - I know how frustrating it is using something that doesn't 'quite do it'.

    Toni xx

  5. This is way cool!!! Love it!!! <3 Candy

  6. Linda -

    AWESOME! This is just such a wonderful piece of art. I am loving this and all the detail you put into it! Great work Linda.

    Elaine Allen

  7. Dear Linda, your work is always nothing less than stunning! This piece is no exception! SO BEAUTIFUL!

  8. Cooool Linda, love your hinges idea!

  9. I adore your project and makes me want to go play, Thanks for the tutorial!
    hugs Lynn


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