Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Gothic Arches

Gothic Arches are floating all over the internet these days. My arches were made for a weekly challenge on Belinda's Mixed Media Art yahoogroup.

As I was searching the internet just to see what other artists had done with an arch template I came across a couple of blogs that were participating in a weekly Gothic Arch Challenge. Here is a blog where you can find the details

I also came across Belinda Sneider's page on a gothic arch book she and some her friends made using a new set of stamps. Check it out to read the details.

Here is a before and after shot of my gothic arch. I really love this image and if you participated in Belinda's 3 x 3 swap a few months ago you may have recieved one of my 3x3's with this image or a similar image.

When I was done I was happy with my arch but felt it needed a little something else. So I used a graphite pencil to outline the images and smudged it up. I'm not sure which way I liked it better.

Here is another arch I did. I've use this Mona Lisa image alot in my art work. There is just something about her I find fascinating. It could be because I read Dan Brown's book The DaVinci Code.


Anne, Bulles dorées said...

beautiful arch !!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I've seen the arches all over too, but haven't tried any! Your Mona Lisa is lovely! My blogger pal, elizabeth would love it! She's a Mona fanatic!

Kim said...

Your arches are lovely (and I like the graphite pencil , it creates excellent contrast so the images pop). The DaVinci Code was Such a good book too - the first I'd read in a long while that really grabbed me! You've got some wonderful art , glad I found you!

ScaryCheri said...

I like the penciled in look too. It seems to add that little something. The Mona is great. The words do seem to fit her to a tee. Awesome Art. Hugz, Scary

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