I thought I would add one or two special techniques or features for a bit more fun
today's Gothic Arch has a fun base created using a couple basic supplies...
cardboard, Studio Gesso and Distress Re-Inkers!
(using the Basic G.A. Pattern)
Here is a closer look at the arch base....
To create this base I started by tracing the basic Gothic Arch onto a piece of corrugated cardboard. It was just a lid from an old box I had laying around.
Next I peeled away the top layer of cardboard exposing the ruffles inside.
I mixed up a bit of the Studio Gesso with 1 squirt of Mustard Seed Distress Re-Inker
(NOTE: you can use more or less Distress Ink depending on the desired color intensity.)
Then I just applied it in a haphazard fashion....
After the gesso had dried completely I finished assembling the rest of the Gothic Arch.
What daya think?
Cool look huh?
I love incorporating regular old cardboard into art ~
It just adds that extra little something to your finished project.
I want to thank Bea in Spain...many of the goodies on today's project
(main image, flowers, Spanish lace, sheet music & ladybug)
are from our Ephemera swap!
Be sure to check in tomorrow as I'll be sharing another fun
Gothic Arch design :)