This is the mixed-media triptych that I made for my sister while in Oregon last month. I started these one day while I was stuck on what to do next on the large swirl painting that I made for her. She really likes the store Anthropologie, so I wanted to make these look like something you might see hanging in the background in one of their amazing catalogues.
I found these three thin pieces of plywood in their garage and decided to see what I could do with them. They all got coated with Golden's Light Molding Paste first.
On this one I dragged an old credit card, that I had cut notches in, down the whole piece. When it dried I used the same card as a trowel to apply the molding paste through the stencil, to create a raised pattern down the left side. After it dried I painted it then started adding the embellishments. I found the stick in their yard, and the piece of wood and a cool rusty eye bolt in their garage. The blue crocheted circles were cut from an old lace head covering my sister gave to me, and were beige before I painted them.
I glued on this cool lime green fiber ribbon that my sister had just bought, and then wrapped twine around the stick. Then I nailed in copper tacks to have something to wrap copper wire around to anchor down the stick. I did the same thing to hold the eye bolt to the scrap of wood, then nailed on the crocheted circles.
For this next piece I dragged the notched card through the wet molding paste on the left, and stamped into the rest of it with bubble wrap. When it dried I troweled through a pretty swirly tree stencil to create the raised pattern. After I painted it, I found another small wood scrap and a rock and anchored it with the copper tacks and wire. I also wrapped some twine around it and added the crocheted circle.
I added copper tacks and wire to the bottom for some balance.
On this last piece I drew some lines into the wet paste, then stamped into it with a stamp that I wet first, so it would release easier.
This was finished similar to the others, with paint, then copper tacks, wire, twine, and a crocheted circle.
The three pieces are made to hang separately, but I thought they might also look nice if they were mounted all together onto a larger piece of wood like in this picture below.
Hmm...I do really like that idea too....might just have to scrounge up some more wood to make more...