Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial for Frilly & Funkie “August” Challenge

Hello, Friends!  It’s time for a brand new challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  I’ve created this Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial to go along with our hostess, Suzz, theme called “August.”  We’ll take a look at the triptych in a second, but first, let’s see what our lovely and talented hostess Suzz has to say about this challenge.

Challenge Theme: August 

The current challenge is inspired by the month of August. In doing a little online research I learned that the month of August was re-named for Augustus Caesar.  He was the first Roman Emperor and was very proud of the influence he had on the architecture of the country.   For this challenge I am asking you to be inspired by marble, arches or columns. You will need to create a vintage or shabby chic project using some type of marble effect, arches or columns. 

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych with Stamperia Blue Stars Paper Collection

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 01

This challenge theme rolled around in my brain for days and days before I decided to go with marbled paper and an arch in my project.  I searched high and low and dug deep into my stash before I found this older Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card Die.  That provided the arch.  Stamperia’s Blue Stars Paper Pack provided the marbled effect.  Finally, this show was on the road!

 

Stamperia Blue Stars Shaker Top Triptych Tutorial: What’s a Triptych?

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 03

I’m so glad you asked that question. A triptych (trip-tik) is a picture or a relief carving on three panels, typically hinged together side by side and used as an altar piece.  It can also be a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical words intended to be appreciated together. Now you know!

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 04

I wanted to create a very dimensional cover for this triptych folio so I stacked two sets of die cut frames on the cover.  Then I added fussy cut images from the paper collection.  You can’t really see it here, but I also did a lot of stenciling on the cover.  That will show up in the Snapguide Tutorial.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial: A Peek Inside

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 05

The neat thing about a triptych is that it can stand on its own for display.  This is what it looks like fully opened.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 06

And here’s the back side.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 07

I had such fun creating the individual collages on each triptych panel.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 08

Of course, I added flaps.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 09

I did have to keep my embellishments on the “flat” side, though, so the folio would close.

Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial Stamperia Blue Stars Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet Card by Kathy Clement for The Funkie Junkie Boutique Photo 10

This short video is filled with tips about how I created this folio.  I also prepared a SnapGuide step out tutorial showing you how the base and shaker top came together.  I hope you enjoy.

Check out How to Stamperia Blue Stars Shaker Top Triptych by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

August: Now it’s YOUR Turn

I hope you’ll play along in this fun challenge by linking up your vintage or shabby chic project that features marble, arches or columns at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.

The winner will earn the chance to be a Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. We are also awarding Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because we can’t pick just one favorite!

You have until 11:59PM EDT on Tuesday, August 14th to link your project.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

I hope I’ve shared some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own craft adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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13 thoughts on “Kindness Can Change the World Shaker Triptych Tutorial

  1. lynn legge

    Kathy..what can I say..id bow but would fall out of my wheelchair……your talent is amazing…now I loved how you did the whole thing..the blues are stunning..and I love your gifts with flips and flaps. but this just tugged at my artistic side with the little arched frame..the tiny fairies..sigh just gorgeous..thanks so much for the inspiration

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  2. stampersuzz

    Fabulous! This arch is an arch with columns on either side. (at least that is what I see!) beautiful trip-tych design with so many pretty embellishments inside and out!

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  3. Helen

    Kathy, this is such a unique project. Given that I love the color blue, I truly like what you did with the various shades (including the grays). These various Seth Apter textures etc. are new to me so I am fascinated with how you used them throughout the project. Between the video and the snap guide, I learned so much about the details of this project…and it’s the little details that make this so wonderful. tfs

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  4. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a unique and beautiful folio! I love how you used that Stamperia paper. I think you know how I feel about Stamperia (snicker). Hands down it is my favorite. I have that very collection and have been trying to decide on making something very special with it. Your folio is so awesome and magical! Thank you for the sharing and making the video. I just love when you take us on a tour of your projects and how you did them. Hugs!

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  5. Tristan Robin Blakeman

    WoW!
    I haven’t watched the video yet – I’m still perusing the still photos! I love triptychs … I’ve made small ones like yours, as well as large canvases for wall display.
    I can tell that you’ve used a lot of different sprays and embossing techniques – I just love the entire visual on this one. Is part of that sewn, as well? Maybe that’s just printed. Anyway. It’s stunning … and it’s really a testament to your engineering skills that your triptych is a folio! LOL I could never get one to fold up, I’m sure!
    Now, off to watch your video – thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Maggi Harding

    Great way to knock these arches outta the park with a triptych! Love the way you created a frame on the front!

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  7. Candy Colwell

    Kathy, you’ve done it again with another gorgeous piece. Your work is always so perfectly done with such detail and perfection. You NEVER disappoint with each and every work of art you share.

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  8. Sara Emily Barker

    BRAVO, Kathy! You took this theme and ran with it, girl! I love that you used the Blue Stars paper! I had my hand on that, and at the last minute changed my mind! Twogreatminds! This time I watched your video and went through the SG for all the details, and I love every single minute of viewing this lovely triptych! I especially loved seeing how you decorated that back panel of the shaker box! I’ve got to give that Resist Spray/EP technique a whirl! Gorgeous effect with the sunburst stencil! Great project filled with creativity, Kathy! Thanks so much for sharing your process! Sending big hugs!

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    1. Sallie Phelan

      OMG !!! I just got this paper and I love it so much I thought I will never cut it ….. and then this …… So ….. Get me those scissors !!!!!!! My husband is looking for you Kathy, as I have to by whatever I don’t have to make this …. You and Tamra are on his “Ive got to stop them from posting” list !!!! This is just magnificent !! My fave thus far and all are my favs !!!!

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      1. kathycNC Post author

        Wow, thank you so much Sallie! I guess I’ll have to devise a disguise so your hubby doesn’t find me! LOL This really is a divine paper collection! I’m so glad you enjoyed the project! Sharpen those scissors and get your craft on! Hugs!

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