Saturday, 14 November 2009

Gothic Arches "Stars"


The theme at Gothic Arches is stars this week.The faux metal look on the the frame of my arch was created using a technique described in the December issue of the UK publication "Craft Stamper". It is metallic card, embossed with the help of a cuttlebug folder and then painted with a dark colour of acrylic paint which is rubbed into the relief created in the embossing process. Before drying most of it is then rubbed off to create the look of old metal.

28 comments:

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  2. It's gorgeous! I love your frame and what a wonderful idea!

    I was wandering how you got this done so fast and then I realized that this week's them was already up there!

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  3. Wow Astrid Dein Bogen ist ein Traum. So wunderschön.

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  4. Zauberhafter und reizender Bogen, liebe Astrid! Wunderschön kreiert!

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  5. it's fantastoc Astrid!! love the frame!!!

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  6. Beautiful, romatic and dreamy Astrid.

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  7. Wonderful arch, Astrid! The frame is great!

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  8. WOW, Astrid, that faux metal look arch is unbelieveale! So beautiful.

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  9. Beautiful Arch... love the 'metal' border.

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  10. Beautiful metal frame and what a amazing image.

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  11. Astrid, this is gorgeous!!! I love the textures you acheived, and the muted colors are beautiful! Excellent arch!!! ~Lori

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  12. It's wonderful. I too had a go at that technique after seeing it in Craft Stamper - isn't it realistic, I love it.

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  13. I really liked how you used the emossed look...adds to the over all effect you have created here.

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  14. Wonderfully done...love the metal work and the image! GREAT!

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  15. Loved your stars ,Loved the look of metal cool technique!

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  16. I love the arch technique, and the interior is beautiful.
    Congratulations.

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  17. schitterend het lijkt wel echt metaal

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  18. Astrid, for some annoying reason, I am unable to comment on your blog from home so I'm being bad and doing so on a break at work because I really wanted to tell you that I think this piece is stunning. It has the look of an old cathedral and with it a sense of reverence. Beautiful!

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  19. Astrid, this is absolutely stunning, I just love the texture of it all and the soft colors :)

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  20. love the image and embossing! brlliant design and collage work!

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  21. Wow I love your arch !! The embossing and the angel are wonderful..

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  22. absolutely stunning Astrid, so beautiful !
    your metalwork frame is a triumph!

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  23. Wow Astrid, your arch is absolutely gorgeous!! love the frame you've created it's a work of art!!

    Linda

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  24. Hope you had a lovely Christmas Astrid....and a Happy New Year to you too. The arch is beautiful...fantastic embossing work!
    Ange x

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