Saturday, October 06, 2007

Lets get Gothic!

Michelle is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of her GPP Street Team Crusades with the launch of the 13th crusade being..........Gothic........what else could it possibly be?
I'm currently hosting a Gothic arch swap in one of my groups having always loved the idea after first seeing this on Belinda's blog, then on art-e-zine here. Just to be a little different I designed a taller, slender arch page and the swap would include charms as well, all on a Gothic theme of course.
There are some fabulous pages being produced for this swap & I love seeing how each individual artist interprets the theme, you can check some of them out here........ Marion's (scroll down) , Angela's (scroll down), Keron's, Jane's, Cynthia's, Rebecca's & Wendy's. I'll add more links as they become available.
If you would like to have a go at making this taller style gothic page here's the template and instructions:
Gothic Arch page construction:
The basic Gothic arch begins simply enough with a straight, horizontal line.

You will need:
Firm cardstock
Sharp pencil

1.Mark out a rectangle 3.5 x 7.5 inches on a firm piece of cardstock, measure 4.5 inches up from the bottom of your rectangle (portrait orientation) & draw a line across…. This is the baseline A-B
2.Extend your compass out to the exact same length of your baseline (3.5 inches).

3.With your compass needle at point B, construct arc A-C.
4.With your compass needle at point A, construct arc B-C.
Voila…you now have your Gothic Arch page ready to cut out & use.


Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous Gisele and I love the charms too.
Thanks for the gothic pattern.
Your ATC's will be in the post next week.

Viola said...

Wow, Gisele, so gorgeous. Love them all! Wonderful pieces! :-)

bockel24 said...

Feeling nervous and waiting for mail day, LOL!! Yours are excellent!

kelsey said...

LOVE that gothic page Gisele! Gorgeous charms too....fantastic all round!

Carrie said...

wow Gisele - these are fabulous - as are your instructions which i will definitely do over the next few days.

Anonymous said... the tall slender look of those pages. They are great but those little charms just blow me away. They are the best :o)

SHARI said...

I love your art---especially the Gothic Arches! Thanks for posting the template---it's a bit different than what I've been doing. I would like to invite you to join a new group on Flickr! It's called Gothic Arch Art. It will be a place to share your Gothic Arch art and view others interpretation of this fun art shape. We've just begun---I think we are up to 31 members. Hope to see you there :)
-hugs, shari schneider

SHARI said...

Me again!! Can we post your template and instructions in the Gothic Arch Art group pool (credit and link back to your blog of course)?? I would like to encourage the members to try different types of arches.
hugs again, shari

michelle ward said...

waaaaaaaaaa! your poe pages are to die for! love them! this taller arch page is very handsome and so tempting to try. thanks for joining the get gothic crusade, and for generously sharing your template. love that charm too! swoooooon.

Judy said...

looking great gisele, i just did a huge gothic arch page for an artists book - just like yours they are great to do. Thanks for the template.

Chris said...

I LOVE these! And I'm such a Poephile! Thanks for sharing.

barone said...

Well done Gisele! Love the charms as well. Thank you for the template and instructions, you are a generous spirit! jodi

Hermine said...

Beautiful artwork.

Donna B. Miller said...

This is such a cool project. Love the charms. Thanks for providing the template. I'm going to try to talk my Digital Art Quirks friends into doing this.

shirleymcc said...

Oh Gisele,
This is just wonderful!!! Thank you so much for providing the template.

Anne said...

J'adore ces pendentifs !! ils sont superbes !

Pilar said...

I love your homage to Poe. He fits perfectly inside the arches. :D Your gothic arch charms are tres cool. I hope you will continue to post your arch work.

carlene federer said...

love your Poe art, I am SO into Poe this year!

The Dabbler said...

Ooooh. That was the sound I made upon seeing your Poe arches & arch charms. Glorious, gorgeous gothic arcs!

A crusade newbie,

eve crowe said...

I love the color and the content of this arch. The charms make a wonderful addition too.