I applied several coats of white acrylic paint and then finished it off with rock candy paint to get the weathered effect. I let that dry and then took my finger and picked up grey pigment ink and rubbed it into the cracks to enhance the crackle.
Next up was to create my stain glass effect.
I traced the shape of the inside of the arch onto tissue paper. I cut it slightly larger (hence the funny edges). I stamped the mosaic pattern using black ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.
After it dried I applied versamark ink over the entire surface and coated it with clear embossing powder. I then heated it up and melted it to give it a shiny coat. After it cooled down I flipped it over and repeated the process. I did the front side two times to give it a double coat. You can decide what texture and how shiny.
After I finished that I attached it to the back side of the arch.
I took this photo in the sunlight so you can see the faux stained glass effect.
I created a panel from cardboard following the same weathering process as the arches to place my arches on:
After that I added just a few more touches for my finished art:
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