Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Gothic Arch: Gold

Je laisserais tomber une averse de roses.
Je dépenserais mon paradis en faisant du bien sur Terre.

Thank you, Rima!! Thank you for your help with my French!!

For my St. Therese shrine, I started with two arch cut outs made with pearlescent champagne cardstock. I covered each with a wash of gold acrylic paint and then stamped on the text. I cut an opening in the top layer for the St. Therese transparency. Next, I folded little fans of peach colored tissue and machine stitched them around the arch. Once the stitching was in place, I opened each of the fans to make the flowers. I added a little gold paint to the tips of each flower. The French text is printed on gold metallic paper and aged with graphite pencil. A little charcoal and artist crayon surround the arch. I joined the two sheets together with pop dots for a little dimension.

Making these arch projects is new to me and very enjoyable! You should check out the Gothic Arch blog and try your hand at one today!

See you tomorrow! It was a great day for trash today..I've got a lot of new cardboard to alter!

25 comments:

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

TOTALLY impressed with your French!

Linda M said...

So rich. It truly is a shrine.

Francoise said...

is it ste thérese d'avilla ?
your golden arch is beautifull : I love it very much

Karen said...

Love the colors here--so muted and peaceful.

Just (finally) finished my collage for the mission--Thanks so much for hosting this swap! It was great fun and pushed me a little outside the comfort zone, which is always a good thing!

Godelieve said...

Beautiful art! Love the dimension of the flowers!

Thanh said...

Love the dimension you gave it with the peach tissue. Trash day... lol

Is my email showing now, test. text. 1..2..3.

Kim- hutchink :) said...

AWESOME arch! Love the colors and all the texture!

Heather Grow said...

Wow Julie. It's awesome. Love the gold and texture fromt the tissue.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! You do these so well!

Francesca said...

Very lovely, I do love the gothic arch shape and you've made such a beautiful piece here. Wish my French was good enough to understand what the lines say!

Debbie said...

This is really cool. When I first saw it, I thought, why did she put peanut brittle on her arch? Sadly, not peanut brittle at all.

~missprissme said...

What trash? I love St. Theresa

stamp and scrape said...

Beautiful work. I love the way the text matches and enhances the arch shape.
Ros

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous arch! I love the misty look of the image and how you adorned her! :)

Rima said...

Lovely and serene :-)

pescbrico said...

It's my favorit arch ever! I love it! You French is great on it of course! :)

DymphieM said...

Wonderful Julie! Love the flowers you made on it, such a clever touch :)

Nellie said...

Wow love it.

Lisa Renéa said...

This is fabulous!! As usual, you take little bits of details and create a masterpiece! Beautiful!

dianeclancy said...

Very beautiful!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Gillian said...

wow, great depth and dimension to this, fantastic work.

Anonymous said...

Still two spelling mistakes!!!

Anonymous said...

Je laisserai tomber une averse de roses.
Je dépenserai mon paradis en faisant du bien sur Terre.

Emilia said...

wonderful! I am stunned by the idea of peach tissue flowers...

Sija said...

Love your arch!