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
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?
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!
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
The neat thing about a triptych is that it can stand on its own for display. This is what it looks like fully opened.
And here’s the back side.
I had such fun creating the individual collages on each triptych panel.
Of course, I added flaps.
I did have to keep my embellishments on the “flat” side, though, so the folio would close.
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.
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!
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