The main reason it ended up a gallery wall- this way,
is because I can't hang things in straight lines.
And this wall changes all the time.
Seasonally, on a whim,
or as other treasures come along.
The main reason change
is so easy is the use of clip boards
and wooden pant hangers.
They are quick to change out.
Wooden hangers found in antique stores. Hotel Washington- Washington DC. and Southern Hotel- Baltimore MD. Found these hangers in Indiana- maybe from a long ago trip of sightseeing to the EAST. They hold old linens and lace- easy to flip out and change it up.
Flat canvas works great to add printable Bible verses and encouragement. Just Mod- Podge them on a painted canvas. Use both sides and change it out.
This mixed-media project uses a cereal box side covered in tissue paper as the base for vintage papers and add- ons.
This artwork is just stunning. This vintage graphic is from Kate Krause Ball done in 1940 from a IDEALS magazine of that era. It is a depiction of the life of Christ. In minute detail and lettering. Before graphic design tools. A bit about Kate Ball- Kate was a lifelong resident of El Paso, Texas. She was a commercial artist, art teacher, fine art painter and creator of many illuminated religious scrolls of Bible verses, which in 1952 were exhibited at the Library of Congress. Many of these illuminations were reproduced in a book, Thus It Is Written, which was the first of many illustrated publications she did for Ideals. She won an award for newspaper illustrations at age 10. Visual faith and mixed media projects come and go and get rearranged on this gallery wall. The story keeps changing and that is what a gallery wall is all about anyhow.
we will live and do this or that." It is God's wisdom that we are in the dark about the number of our days on earth. We move along and make plans, but a thousand things can come up to divert or change all of that. More and more I think about the fragile thread of life, and how quickly that may change. The earthly part- not the forever part. This time of breath on earth, is truly like a vapor that vanishes on the horizon at dawn. And basically not even leaving a sign that it was even here at all. Maybe that is part of the draw to being in God's Word and leaving a "trail or vapor" of where we have been. Marking the journey. Placing trail markers. Even though we are called to plan and prepare for the days ahead, it serves us well to bookend those plans with- "the Lord willing." Supplies: Still experimenting with Napkins- I love how this process caused the napkin to fade as a mist Tri-Art Clear Gesso Washi tape Colored pencils Fine-point Sharpie non-bleeding pen
and add a bit of distress ink to the edges. (KEY- you can tear the strips of words so they are ready to go but keep each set of words, number, and prayer verse together- or else it is a big mess to sort out. SO do this as you go along....)
If you are a straight-edge
kind of person you can do that too.
Distress ink just looks
really cool on TORN edges.
The order of the day was to keep it simple-
in order to complete the project.
The scrapbook paper
can also be torn to fit the calendar page.
I move through and do all the pages first.
Washi tape makes an easy addition for variety.
There is no right or wrong way
to do this project.
The calendars are printed in 3 different fonts
and can be found in the FILES section here: Visual Faith Community- DC Metro
You don't have to 'be on" Facebook to get to this files.
If you have trouble- contact me on this blog and I can email them to you.
But, you have to give me your email.
We have the calendars sets
made at a local printer.
I tried making them myself.
There were a mess to line up and get straight
and the holes punched?
Not so easy to have it look professional.
The basic card is white cardstock here.
You could also use other neutral colors.
It measures- 3 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches.
I added a page in each calendar
with some vintage images
from IDEALS magazines from the 1940's.
Two blank pages are in each set to add photos
of the children you are praying for each day.
When done you can go back
and add all sorts of doo-dads,
paper clips, brads, ribbon, stamps, yarn.
I love this project because it stands up by itself. Now that it is finished- simply pray each day for your children, their spouses if married, and grandchildren, and great-grands. Right into the next generation, day after day after day, And then next month- start again. Pray with intention. Pray with a tool that helps you be accountable. Pray and believe that the Holy Spirit guides your heart in prayer. May this BLESS your family.