Friday, March 1, 2013

my 2nd arch

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. 

1 comment:

Merrylioness said...

What a fabulous technique for the stain window look. Great card.