Thursday, November 5, 2020

Winter Deer Triptych For A Vintage Journey

 Hello everyone, it's the first Friday of the month so that means it's time for a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this month our host Toni has proposed the theme of 'Pairs, Trios and Sets'.  Here is her brief:

For this month's challenge we would like to see you create a set that works together. It could be ATCs, tags, triptyches, or any other grouping. Just remember to create your project in one of our preferred styles: vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I decided to create a winter themed triptych for our challenge using several die cut deer silhouettes.

Winter Deer Triptych

 It was very quick and easy to create, read on for the how to.

I started by cutting 3 panels measuring 3 1/2" x 5" from white cardstock and then pulled gel plate prints onto them with a combination of blue acrylic paints, using the same colours for the two outer panels and a lighter shade for the central panel.  Diluted white paint was then spattered onto all of the panels to simulate snow.

Winter Deer Triptych Tutorial Step One

I felt my panels needed a few more flakes so I stamped all of them with the Flurry background stamp and embossed the flakes with a combination of white sparkle embossing powders and Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder.  A Tree Line die was cut from pale blue cardstock and spattered and embossed in the same manner a the background panels.

The Tree Line die cut was adhered to the middle panel.  A few 'snow drifts' were added with white acrylic paint and while the paint was wet the same combination of embossing powders that were used on the background were sprinkled over top.  After the paint had dried, the embossing powders were heat set.

Winter Deer Triptych Tutorial Step Two

A variety of deer silhouettes were die cut from black cardstock.  I used Sizzix's Dashing Deer, Winter Wonderland and Prancing Deer dies.  The deer were adhered onto the prepared backgrounds.

The edges of each panel were foiled with a combination of Opal and Silver Deco Foil by running a Deco Foil Adhesive Pen around the edges and then burnishing the foil onto the edges with a soft cloth.

Winter Deer Triptych Tutorial Step Three
I then covered white cardstock with iCraft Easy-Cut Adhesive and foiled the cardstock with more Opal Deco Foil.  Several Mini Paper Snowflakes were die cut from the foiled cardstock and adhered to the panels.

To attach the panels together, pieces of a neutral coloured washi tape were stuck back to back and then sandwiched between the prepared panels and some snowflake scrapbook paper from my stash.
Winter Deer Triptych Tutorial Step Four

And that was it, told you it was quick and easy!  Here are a few closeups of the individual panels.

Winter Deer Triptych Panel One

Winter Deer Triptych Panel Two

Winter Deer Triptych Panel Three

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing how my triptych came together and that you will join us at A Vintage Journey for our 'Pairs, Trios and Sets' challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create and make sure to pop by and see all of the amazing projects made by the rest of the Creative Guides to inspire you, you will not be disappointed!  Thanks as always for stopping by today and happy creating,

Deb xo


  1. Wow, what a stunning triptych! I love your winter scenes with the pretty snow fall, elegant snowflakes and beautiful deer 😁. The colours and embossing are gorgeous too and then there's the amazing design on the back - perfect! Thanks for the inspiration and Happy November! Hugs, Jo x

  2. What a fabulous project Deb .... gorgeous winter scenes with those fabulous blues. A great trio !! Jennie x

  3. A flying visit to say how much I love your icy triptych... the deer silhouettes work so beautifully in your grouping - like they are communicating across the panels. Love the snowy reverse too.
    Alison x

  4. Wow! I am WAAAAY late! It's been a long time since you've posted and I didn't see you in the closing AVJ post. Hope all is well with you and you had a wonderful Christmas. This snowy trio with the regal deer just tickle me pink! Best of everything to you in the New Year! Sara Emily


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