Design diva Holly Lemoine-Raymond walks you through a form of art known as “triptych Art” derived from the Greek word “Triptukhon” which translates to “three-fold." That also translates to three times the fun, with Holly!
Let’s get started.
Select the picture of your choice. I found this one at Hobby Lobby but you can use photos that you’ve taken. Bridges and city skylines are great to use for this project
Take the photo frames apart. You will only need the paper or card board backing to trace the area you want to cut out of the photo. I used a picture that was 3 feet long and 1 ½ feet tall to put in 8x10 frames.
Place the paper from the picture frame over the place on the picture where you want to cut. You will not be framing the entirety of the chosen print. You will be cutting out enough of the print’s vital areas to create the illusion of the complete picture once you are finished.
Once your sections have been outlined, it’s time to cut them out! Don’t be nervous. Just follow the outline you made on the print.
By now you have 3 separate sections ready for framing. Frame them up!
Hang them on the wall of your choice to create a beautiful piece of Triptych Art and enjoy!
I made this one of an old motorcycle on sepia print for this DIY project. My son liked it so much we have hung it in his room. I hope you enjoyed this edition of Beautiful Things and we’ll see you again in March!