Gothic Arches

Trash2This weeks Gothic Arch Challenge is “Using Trash”. The theme was chosen by Klarrtje, a fun challenge.

We have always recycled, now more than ever with an altered art and mixed media life.  We give lots of things a second look before tossing them out.

My arch has a gold chocolate wrapper dome. The background is the inside of a bank envelope that I colored and stamped on. The Premium/Authentic oval at the top is from a bag of pasta.

There is a little gold strip at the bottom that says feine Qualitat (fine quality in German). It was from a cordial as is the red metal cap on the right; which was hammered and snipped to look like an official seal by my hubbie.

The image is a gel medium transfer on muslin.

I haven’t used a flimmersterne in a while. They are what is left after you eat the chocolate circles in the center of the flimmer ornament.

26 responses to “Gothic Arches

  1. What a beautiful arch – like the idea of the ‘official seal’!
    Judy NZ

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  2. Wonderful use of your trash! Love the pasta label!

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  3. I like the different shape of the arch you used here : )

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  4. Wow this is absolutely amazing arch. Love it.

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  5. fatmasplace

    der ist toll geworden, du hast wirklich viel trashiges verbraucht

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  6. Absolutly fabulous, I`m totally impresed.
    Well done.

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  7. fabulous arch!!!!

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  8. Wonderful arch. Love all your ‘trash’.

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  9. Super schön geworden dein Bogen gefällt mir gut.

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  10. Its beautiful. love it.

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  11. gorgeou patty… i love those halo things you use off chocs(?)

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  12. dutchstamptramp

    Gorgeous arch!

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  13. love your description of the materials you used as much as the arch! Nice flimmer-finish!

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  14. Ooh just lovely – isn’t this a good theme!

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  15. Really beautiful arch.

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  16. wunderschön,dein gotik bogen :0)

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  17. hastingshall2

    Now that’s one fancy gothic arch. Nice use of the flimmer.

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  18. I am so impressed by the clever way that you have used a chocolate wrapper. Now, I want to know, are you forced to eat the chocolate in order to create? All kidding aside, this is a very elegant piece….beautiful work with recycled objects.

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  19. thank for your comment ! your arch trash is wonderful !

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  20. What a really gorgeous arch and using so much “trash”. And you get to eat chocolate to make it. How much better does it get!!!

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  21. Ganz klasse, Patty!

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  22. Your Arch is really beautiful and elegant.

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  23. Your arch looks wonderful, so many trash ;-). I’m always looking close to the things before I do them into the bin….

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