Saturday, February 6, 2010

GOTHIC ARCHES - "Crackle"


The challenge at Gothic Arches this week is to make an arch using the theme of "crackle-think of something worn, weathered, peeling" and so here's my arch--I cut an arch shape from a piece of cardboard, and then painted it with acrylics and then painted with crackle gel, and again with acrylic paint. I added the image, which was provided by The Graphics Fairy, and added the embellishments--you can see all the beautiful arches by clicking on the names here.

15 comments:

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely lovely, Jann!
Gorgeous arch.

Kelly said...

very elegant! love the lace!

Faye said...

Love the crackled background, Jann. The colors are beautiful. I love the GF image.

Jan said...

And you captured the theme perfectly...it's so shabby! Love what you did, Jann!

Elaine. said...

what a pretty arch
Elaine

Jeanne said...

Beautiful job! So much loving detail went into it!

sjmcdowell said...

So lovely!! Beautiful colors!

Christine said...

Beautiful and creative arch lovely entry!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just the sweetest! what a gorgeous arch you have created and that bird image is divine...makes me want spring all the more! :)

Sandy said...

Wow this is fabulous arch.
Wonderful design. Gorgeous.

Kris Dickinson said...

So soft and beautiful!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

so pretty and your bluebird of happiness :) is precious, the words peeking out around it are a great touch too!
oxo

Effie said...

That's just so pretty! lovely arch.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I love your wonderful artwork and have signed on to follow! I'm so inspired by your style!!! (Come visit when you have a moment!)

Denise said...

I love this effect Jann! It's stunning in its simplicity! It's 'very neat' Thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Denise
oxoxox
P.S. Trying, at this moment, to emulate the effect, (waiting for the paint to dry LOL)