Gothic Arches – Text

The brilliant mixed-media Gothic Arches challenge site is presenting TEXT as our challenge this week. As seen in my last two posts, creating text collages as backgrounds is my favourite technique at the moment, so  I had to jump into this challenge.


And here is how I made it:

1. Cut arch shape from cereal box cardboard and stick on various text pages.

2. Paint with gesso and paint scrape pink, brown and gold paint

3. Add dictionary page, ephemera and embellishments.


Happy creating,




8 responses to this post.

  1. Wonderful Work! I love the text background & the blend of golds, pinks & browns! BeautifuL!


  2. Wonderful technique and a beautifully historic arch! … thank you for sharing that 🙂


  3. Beautiful creation. Lynne M


  4. Wonderful creation and a fab gothic arch. Annette x


  5. Love the layering x


  6. This is a great idea. Just shows how well arches would do as the pages of a photograph album.
    Sue xx


  7. Posted by Jennie on January 26, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Wow i love what you have done here….very creative.


  8. These are splendid, they would look lovely framed all in a row. The photo of your pencils set my heart racing, I had a full set of 132 Prismacolor pencils which were stolen when my house was burgled, ahh I miss the so!


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