What a fun project this turned out to be, and I started with pretty much nothing. I decided to up cycle the chipboard pieces that Alpha Stamps always sends along when you order printed collage sheets. I turned them into this lovely triptych by using Tim Holtz's arch die, along with the movers and shapers. You can see all the supplies I used here.
In order to get the plain old cardboard to look like metal, I used metallic stains, ink and gilders paste. I think it is in the layering of different media that you really get good "faux" results.
In order to create a mystical look, I added a few sheets of mica over each of my images. I love how this instantly ages the picture.
I added some of Tim Holtz's numeric rub ons through out the project to add a bit of whimsy. I chose these because they echo the patter in the paper I chose. I like to use rub ons because they are more dependable than stamping.
The heavy hinges also add a nice weight to this little trifold. Adding in metal elements to my paper projects is one of my favorite things to do.
I hope you found a little bit of inspiration in the blog post today!