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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Saturday, March 4, 2017

BEAUTY & THE BEAST TRIPTYCH

This month’s theme at Alpha Stamps is “Beauty and the Beast”, which fits in nicely with the upcoming remake by Disney.  I’ve chosen to illustrate the story using a chipboard Taj Mahal Folding Card and collaging various decorative papers and collage sheet images.  The general pictorial inspiration comes from Alpha Stamps new Walter Crane Beauty and the Beast collage sheet which if full of colorful illustrations.  
I’ve also used other collage sheets for greenery and architectural details.   Although most of my piece is paper, I’ve incorporated a few charms, a chipboard clock and pieces of filigree. 

Below in the Detail section I will cover the products I used in this piece

THE DETAILS


THE FRONT
I started by adding decorative paper from the Midnight Masquerade 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad to the front and back of the folding card.
I then began building a scene using images from the Walter Crane Beauty and the Beast collage sheet.  
The urns with plants and the roses are from the Bricks, Arches & Climbing Roses and the Garden Urns collage sheets.  
To create more dimension, I popped up layers of some of the images such as:
  • The top of Belle’s body
  • The arm, head and bottom half of the Beasts body
  • The scrollwork on each side of the couch
  • The top of the table
  • The roses

I used multiple layers of double sided foam tape to pop the table up far enough that I could sit the candelabra and teapot on the table.
The clock is die-cut chipboard that I painted then added Dresden and pieces of filigree.  The silver ring is from my stash and I used Glossy Accents on the clock face to make it look like glass.

THE BACK
On back I used architectural pieces such as the balcony from the Balconies & Foliage collage sheet and the wall with gate from the Brick, Arches & Climbing Roses collage sheet.
The tree and urns with green leaves are from the Garden Urns collage sheet and the urns with fruit trees are from the Oddities Box Doors & Windows collage sheet.
To give the scene on the back more dimension, I popped up:
  • The columns and round decorative ironwork on the fence
  • The fruit trees and their pots
  • The roses

NOTE:  As I added layers images to the front and back, I would re-bend the folding card.  I also attached the images with the card partially folded. If you don’t fold it as you add images, it might not bend when you are done.


4 comments:

claude said...

A charming card! Staging, colors, everything is perfect
Hug

Mi Schra said...

How wonderful! ♥
xo Michelle ♥

Betsy Skagen said...

You take even the simplest project and make it stunning.

Jackie P Neal said...

OMgosh- incredible Laura!!
Such an elaborate triptych~your details are stunning
Jackie xx