Floral Pentaptych (for Creative Expressions)


It’s been fun finding out the proper words for panelled artworks – this week I’ve done a pentaptych (it’s all Greek to me… which is why when I looked up quintaptych it wasn’t a word). Any hoo – back to the point! The new stamps from Creative Expressions are perfect for arranging in panels, and with a little snipping away of the border the centre panel fits beautifully, all on a 6″ card. Add colour with Distress Markers and a simply effective card results.

You will need:
Creative Expressions Singles Stamps: Sunflower Delight / Anemone Planter
Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
Foundations A4 Card: Coconut White / Dark Ground Coffee
Ranger Distress Markers:
Vintage Photo / Frayed Burlap
Tumbled Glass / Stormy Sky
Worn Lipstick / Wild Honey
Peeled Paint
Ranger Tim Holtz Waterbrush: Fine
Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black

  1. Print the stamps onto the Coconut White card using the Jet Black Archival Ink. Dry briefly with a heat tool to ensure it’s dry and waterproof. Archival Ink won’t run when using water based media over the top.
  2. Colour the images with the Distress Markers. For the leaves, use Peeled Paint.
  3. For the blue background, colour Tumbled Glass round the flowers using the dots as a guide. Drag the colour out with the waterbrush to blend the edges. Edge the flowers with Stormy Sky.
  4. For the petals, colour with Worn Lipstick around the centre and then drag the colour out with the waterbrush to the rest of the petal.
  5. For the flower centres, colour with Wild Honey, adding fine line Vintage Photo to the centre image where the cross hatching is on the centre area. Dot more round the stamens on the outer panel flowers.
  6. Colour areas of the box borders with the Vintage Photo and then colour over that, and the rest, with the Frayed Burlap.
  7. Cut out each image and mount on a 6″ square card using foam pads. For the centrepiece, cut off the borders and mat on a 2″ square piece of Dark Ground Coffee card with the Cosmic Shimmer Glue before mounting on the card with foam pads.


3 thoughts on “Floral Pentaptych (for Creative Expressions)

  1. Love the colours Neil, and the Stormy Sky really highlights the flowers beautifully!

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