Hello friends. Happy Friday. If you recall, a week ago I posted my first arch, inspired by a swap in the OWSE Yahoo group. Today I have my second one finished.
February's theme was a favorite song. I chose one of my favorite hymns, 'The Love of God'. So I wanted to make the arch look like a temple or cathedral, a great place to sing worship to God.
The arch shape I'm using is called horseshoe. The base is cereal box covered with recycled coffee filters and then coated with gesso. I used acrylic paint in antique gold and then mixed some buttermilk paint with the gold and sponged on with a swiping motion to get variance in the color. The brick lines were created with a Copic marker.
I printed out the first verse and refrain of the song and then cut it in an arch shape. The edges are sponged with vintage photo distress ink.
I thought it would be cool to have stained glass windows adorning the temple, so I looked for a stamp that would emulate that look. I used a stamp from baroque motifs (SU). After stamping with tuxedo black memento ink, I colored in the open areas with Copic markers and then punched out circles. I also punched black circles to frame the 'windows'.
I'm really pleased with the way this turned out.
Thank you so much for visiting here today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.