Tuesday, February 14, 2012

from our workshop: cha winter sneak peek #6

Our final peek at the new 7gypsies products is showcasing some of the new surfaces for artists of all types to create with.

Many of you may have heard of "tryptichs" these often have religious association and are often seen in renaissance art.  Really, the term tryptich is used to describe a 3 panel work of art.

We were quite inspired by the works of tryptich art that we've seen in our travels and are now starting to see many mixed media artist using gravitating towards these as new art forms.

We developed a tryptich house kit.  There are 3 house shaped panels in our kit along with all of the pieces that are diecut from the window panes.  These little extras are great for creating layers or even transforming the openings into shadowboxes.

We also created an arc version of the tryptich kit.  
This clever gypsy artist chose to use the kit as a cover for an art journal.  There are so many fun ways to transform these kits~ create a 3 panel project, use the shapes as pages in a book or even stack them on each other for a layered effect.

Another fun kit made from sturdy bookboard is the new banner kit.  We've all seen how popular banners are for home decor, parties and more.  This a slightly larger version of a banner and here's a little gypsy tip:  if you need more shapes that the 6 included in the kit, you can use the pieces as tracing templates to create more banner shapes from paper, fabric, bookboard, metal~ whatever suits you!

This limited release collections binder is a mixed media artists' dream.  Because both the cover and all 10 pages are made from thick bookboard, you can paint, mist, staple, sew and collage to your hearts content and the pages won't warp.

A few last additions to the new release include 2 brand new tickets.  Our tickets are HOT!  We pulled some of our favorite vintage designs to create the vintage tickets and the journal tickets are a slightly larger version with plenty of space to add your own thoughts.  Don't forget to layer them into our ticket holder along with photos and other findings for a unique desk display.

And finally~ one last set of metals.  These mini vintage clips are so DARN cute we can't stop using them on everything!  Think banners, papers, clipping a photo to a page, wall displays, magnet boards and much much more.  

We hope you've enjoyed a little peek at our latest collections from the journey!
xoxo, the gypsies


Gloria L. said...

I've enjoyed them, for sure! Thanks for all the new inspiration!

Chrissy said...

Loving your releases this season!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, more fabulousness!