Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mardi Gras at Gothic Arches

At first, I didn't know if I'd participate, but then I found myself coating watercolor paper with gesso, then Golden irridescent fine gold, Nickel Azo Gold, copper and some silver, then I covered it all with black gesso and rubbed some off before it dried. I put on my image and began applying glitter...there's glitter at the top, around the figure, on her and around the Happy Mardi Gras words. And last but not least, the feathers at the top. And viola, there's the arch I didn't think would happen

14 comments:

Ginger said...

Gorgeous arch loved the gold with the feathers in the back. Awesome!

Judy said...

What a superb arch, Lynn, love the 3D effect!
JudyNZ

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous arch! love the techniques you used and the feather is such a lovely embellishment! :)

Glitter Monkey said...

This is really opulent looking - really in the spirit! Great arch. Lol Lynn x

Faye said...

Lynn, sometimes the muse just needs priming a little. This certainly turned out gorgeous. The double gesso and lots of metal color is a technique I'd not thought of.

Thanks for your kind comments on my arch. The diffused look is because I took the photo and made a b&w, and used my photoshop elements to fuzz it up a bit and to make it sepia. Also, there was a lot in the pic I didn't want, so i used the brush tool to dab around on the pic.

Ed said...

I love your arch Lyn, those feathers are an inspiration, they really set the whole thing off to perfection. And the face - well, where did you find such a gem??

Karen said...

Thats what you call a Happy Accident...don't you just love the twists and turns that come along with creating?!

Sally said...

Great arch, fantastic image!

RubyMay said...

I'm glad you had a go Lynn !...it turned out brilliant ! Great arch x

Silvia said...

Really a wonderful arch. Great colour-choice.

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Lynn Stevens said...

So glad you decided to participate ,Great mask

Ingrid said...

what a gorgeous arch!

Ozstuff said...

I'm glad you did decide to participate because your arch is lovely. Take a bow!!