As I mentioned during my last post, I helped my daughter pack up her dorm room this past weekend. Therefore, when I saw this week's Collage Obsession Doors Challenge, I immediately though of a photograph I took last summer during the freshman students and parents' orientation of the Scoates Hall entrance door at Texas A&M. Completed in 1932, it was originally the Agricultural Engineering building. The theme also reminded me of the following quote by Jesus, in Matthew 7:7, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you." Therefore, I also plan to submit this post to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #27.
I decided to make the collage in my art journal. After printing the photograph, I did a wet on wet sanding around the perimeter. This toned down the sharp edges in the image and created some spectacular blue and pink washes. Next, I layered some scraps of paper around my page and stamped a couple of Martha Stewart leaves. Once my photograph was dry, I taped it in an angle on the page. I wrote the words "Ask, Seek, Knock" on a K&Company Brenda Walton sticker with sepia coptic markers, as well as the name of the scripture. Using some pressed flowers, I made vignettes on the upper left and the bottom right corners. As a finishing touch, I added a Punch Studio dimensional sticker of a bird couple and stamped portions of the leaf stamp around the bottom edge.
Although I had an idea of what I wanted, this was one of those projects that led me through its development. I enjoyed working on it, and would love to hear what you think. Blessings!