Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Gothic Arches

I can't believe it's been over a week now since I posted last. The weather has been lovely except for a bit of rain and the temperatures did dip a little so it wasn't as warm as last week. Lots has been getting done outside and I just haven't had as much time creating as I would like but duties do call me from time to time.
I did play a little with some paper and wanted to get some ATC's done for a trade we were hosting on the ATCforBeginners group and I needed to make an arch for the Inkurable Gothic Arch challenge theme- Children.
So here they are for me to share with you.
The 2 arches for ATC for Beginners was to make arches with Stone or Cemetary Angels as the focal point. Gothic arch shapes are very popular in the trade scene and they vary in shapes and sizes. Because these are for ATC's they must be within the restrictions of 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches although the tops of my arches may be a slightly bit taller.

This arch I used good ole masking tape, tore it in small pieces and overlapped it to cover the base of my arch entirely. As you can see it gives a sort of cracked stone look to it. I then took a couple complimentary colours of Twinkling H20's for a bit of shimmer and blended the paints and let dry. I then took a gel pen and went around the whole arch outside in gold. Applied the image I found on FlickR and the saying is from the Quote Garden.

This arch I ran my cream coloured cardstock through my NEW Cuttlebug using an antique embossing folder. I then distressed the paper using Frayed Burlap and loved how the raised areas really soaked up the ink and the flat areas sort of got spotchy water stained look to it.
I then applied my Stone Angel again from FlickR. I took some bronze German Scrap and painted Burnt Umber paint over it then wiped it off quickly to tone down the brassiness a bit and age it.
I applied the German scrap and that is that.
Another Quote Garden saying.
These 2 arches are for Becky. I hope she likes them.

This next arch is for Inkurable Stampers Gothic Arch Challenge 2010 in the theme of Children.
I took an older greeting card that was in colour. I scanned it then I edited it a bit and changed the image to black and white.

I took an old book page and covered the base of my card. I painted the page with Twinkling H20's but the scan is not doing this one any justice. I then stamped in Black Soot Distress Ink using Technique Tuesday Flea Market finds stamps.
Again the quote is from the Quote Garden.

Thanks for coming by. Next I will be showing you my inchie books. they are, yes, made using inchies and bound together using split rings and I might try tying some with fibers.
Til next time friends, create and have fun.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Les. Love all three arches!
    Glad you are enjoying your new toy.
    I am going to try the masking tape technique..looks awesome!
    Must also check out the Quote Garden.


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