Saturday, October 9, 2010

Halloween Marie Gothic Arch - A Tutorial by Kris Dickinson

Hello everyone.

I'm so pleased to be the October Muse here at Gingersnap Creations. Since this month's theme is Gothic Elements/Halloween, I decided to create a tutorial that showcases 3 of my favorite things: Marie Antoinette, Gothic Arches and of course, Halloween.

Here is the finished piece. This arch has a lot of layers and is approx 4" x 6" on heavy cardboard. Here are the supplies you will need:

4” x 6” Cardboard Gothic Arch
Silver and Black Foil Paper, Large Circle Punch
Spray Adhesive
Hot Glue Gun
Tape Runner
Quick Dry Glue
Small Feather Boa
Chunky Silver Glitter
Silver Waffle Paper
White Ribbon Trim
Image of Marie (Gothic/Witch)
Large White Fabric Leaves
Small Silver Leaves
White and Grey Paper Roses
Black Paper Flower
Black Tulle
Spider Web Stickers
Crystals, Silver Glitter Dots, Silver Owl Charm
Clear Plastic Flowers

Step 1: Cut a Gothic arch from cardboard. Spray and adhere silver waffle paper to arch, trim. Cover back with silver and black foil paper, trim.

Step 2: With glue gun, attach white trim and feather trim to front of arch. Punch out large circle from silver and black foil paper and attach. Cut out image of Marie and add.

Step 3: With Glue Gun add black flower, large silver glitter dot and silver leaves to top or arch.

Step 4: Using the glue gun attach tulle bow and all trims to bottom left corner: Large White Leaves, Paper Roses, Tulle Bow, Crystals, Owl Charm, Plastic Flowers, etc… Add cob web stickers and finish Marie’s hat with chunky glitter using Quick Dry Glue.

Once the glue is dry you are finished! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will give Marie and Gothic Arches a try.


  1. Thanks Kris, for sharing how you put one of your arches together- looks great.

  2. wow Kris looks good, I love the ribbon different, great tuturial
    many thanks

  3. wow this is just incredible what a fantastic arch,totally brilliant love cheryl xxxxx

  4. Oh wowee its gorgeous. Annette

  5. Loving yout Arch very GOTH!

    Love Dawn xx

  6. Delightfully spooky and goth, Kris! There is *no* look that Marie can't do, LOL! Thanks for a great tutorial.

  7. Thank you everyone. If anyone would like information about where to get supplies you can email me directly at

  8. Awesome Kris!!! Your art always is!!!

  9. Wow That tag is beautiful. I just love it!

  10. This is an awesome Arch! Love the tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing!

  11. Terrific tutorial. Particulary great to see steps for something where I wouldn't know where to start! Love it!

    Lucy x


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