Monday, 14 May 2012

Arch swap

I have just taken part in the Cardmaking Paradise "Arch" swap.

I dissected various textured pieces, laid them onto a greyboard arch shape and covered them with pieces of silver adhesive foil.

I "de-bossed" around the textured pieces and went over some parts with a metal wheel. Then I sanded the piece lightly and applied black acrylic paint letting it almost dry before rubbing over the arch with a paper towel to remove some of the paint.  Using that age-old tool the finger I applied a little Viva Gold here and there and finished off by adding a hanging chain.

The swap I received in return was this lovely sewing-themed arch book with a matching box. Full of texture and interest. Thank you Lainey

 All the swapped arches are in the Cardmaking Paradise gallery  if you would like to take a peak.


Trudy said...

love your arch and thanks for telling how you did it.xx

Andy Skinner said...

Love all of these!!! The silver foil one looks fab!

lainey said...

thank you Maggie for my beautiful arch :) it looks and feels just like metal I love it!! stunning work Maggie. lainey x