Hi Everyone! It's Sue L. here today to show you a Birthday Triptych I made with three plain chipboard coasters:
This is the inside with all three coasters open.
This is the triptych all folded up and how I will put it in the envelope.
Left side closed - I made the leaves match the inside third coaster.
Left side open, right side closed - again I made the flower match.
Then I started adding Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs Life Quotes
I LOVE the music notes - wish, wish make a wish
I used more remnant rubs on the front cover - hello friend, enjoy today, best day ever, and her birthdate. You can also see the TCW Mini Specimen stencil with Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 metallic gold embossing paste - LOVE! and the TCW Chevron Tile Stencil I applied WV Studio 490 white embossing paste through and painted with Silks Acryllic Glaze Sky Blue. I wanted it to look like book binding. I made holes and tied it all together with seam binding that matched the inside art.
As much as I hated to because I hate my handwriting, I signed it for my friend with a Fude Ball Black pen.
I free hand drew a flower and leaves with a pencil. I am no artist! But this shows that YOU, too, can do this! I went back in and erased the lines I didn't want. NOTE: These lines are just a guide and don't have to be perfect.
I closed the left coaster so I could match the leaves.
I closed the left coaster and matched the flower.
This is what the back looks like.
I painted the left with Tim Holtz Distress Paints, ( I own ALL of the colors!), Silks Acryllic Glazes, and added Inka-Gold for shine. Everything was outlined with Adirondack Pitch Black paint. On the right, I played with Gelatos just to see what they looked like on the coaster.
This shows how I scribbled the gelatos on and what happened when I added water with a wet brush.
Here I painted the leaves and BG with Tim Holtz Distress paint and then went over it with Silks Acryllic Glaze for a Beautiful shine!
This shows the TCW Chevron Stencil with WV white embossing paste. When it dried, I went over it with Sky Blue Silks Acryllic Glaze.
In this last photo, you can see the butterflies and how pretty the specimens look in gold!
Well that's it! I hope you like it! My friend is going to swoon because she will KNOW how much time and Love I put into this triptych for her! Sure beats my usual Birthday Card!