I have gone all Gothic! All these fab Gothic Arches that I keep seeing on peeps Blogs has made me want to try it for myself :O))
I haven't got a template for an arch, so I made one myself....I am hoping that it is ok and doesn't look daft!
Once I had cut the card to the arch shape, I painted it with Pearlescent powder paint. I then stamped a Column and masked it, then stamped some text randomly onto the background. I used Black StazOn for the stamping as it doesn't react with the painted surface. I then used Adirondack inkpads in Wild Plum and Stonewashed, smudging the colours onto a domino piece of stampbord with some Cut & Dry foam. I then stamped the Arch image onto the stampbord and used a scratching tool to scratch away some of the detail to reveal the white board underneath. I stamped the lady onto plain white card and coloured her in with Wild Plum, Rust and Stonewashed Adirondack ink.
I took two Grungeboard hinges and cut them to fit the arch. I painted them with gold Krylon and added a gold brad to each one and attached them to the arch. I then squidged some silicone glue onto areas of the arch and sprinkled micro accent beads onto the glue. I added a few co-ordinating fibres to the top of the arch and then edged with gold Krylon.
The paints, stamps and fibres are all from The Stamp Connection/Artistic Stamper, which can be found here.
I hope that I have done this properly, I am new to them as I said, so I would really appreciate some comments :O))
Thanks for looking
Monday, 24 March 2008