Thursday, 25 October 2012

Tando Gothic Arches

Good morning

Today I would like to share with you 2 chipboard Gothic Arches which have been decorated.
These two were done during a workshop at The Stamp Pad in Greenfield. They are not something which I would normally have picked during my crafty stash shopping.
I have found that sometimes by doing a workshop

For this first one, the inside panel was painted with a metallic green paint and then stamped on with Black Archival ink. The outside of the panel was painted with 'glue and seal', or you could use Indigo Blu's Flitter glue, then a sheet of gilding material. This gives a smooth covering and if you have varigated foil looks fantastic. If you don't have the foil sheets you could use the normal guilding flakes, although this would give a slightly different finish. Assemble the inner and outer pieces together and then turn over and back with patterened paper.

For the second panel was inked in pink and then stamped over with a great script stamp by Stampendous. The inside panel was covered with a matt medium. Into this we stuck metal swirls, small jump rings, any small metal bits you may have lying around. This was then covered with either glue or matt medium.  Then we took a sheet of tin foil (regular kitchen variety) and scrunched  it up. This was then gently laid flat with out pulling all the crinkles out, over the center piece with all the metal findings on. Gently we then rubbed the foil into the metal pieces so that they were raised up under the foil. We then covered the piece with black acrylic paint left it a few minutes and then gently wiped it back. I then went over this with a metallic pink paint. The assemble as before and back with patterned paper.

All the goodies to make these projects were bought from The Stamp Pad in Greenfield.

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