The Gothic style as it is used in paper crafting is partly inspired by the author Edgar Allen Poe and his tales of the mystical and the macabre. Halloween projects are often made in a Gothic style.
Paper projects made in the Gothic style are most common for Halloween projects.
Motifs used in the Gothic style are often gloomy. It can be dark, bare trees, bats and black cats. To the extent that people are used as motifs, it is often as witches, sorcerers or the motifs are people dressed up in the Gothic clothing style.
Pointed arches, otherwise soft shapes. Crosses – preferably Celtic, roses, cobwebs.
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Black and dark red.
The occult is at the center of gothic paper projects and they are often decorated with bats, cobwebs, pumpkins, skulls, “blood” and the like. The Gothic style is inspired by Victorian England and decor that reflects heavy, dark velvet, black tulle and lace can help emphasize the style.
Distressing/elding is often used on Gothic projects. Red paint is also used to illustrate blood.
This post is published by TPC Magazine.