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!
Word Art Wednesday
Love how all things match together.
Thanks for playing along with us at WAW.
Blessings to you, too!
/I apologize that sometimes call your pages - cards. I do this out of habit - I mean - your projects./
I have fun and learn a lot from your blog./ For example -
James Vincent McMorrow and the Scoates Hall entrance door at Texas A&M /
Interesting, what are the dimensions of this your art journal?
Thank you very much for this!
I am very chaotic when I do my cards. I do not respect size. So I am impressed with your art journal.
I think your art journal itself is a Challenge - "Keep the dimensions! Go To dimensions!"
I am tempted and I want to do something - book in which I can observe the size. Here I will keep my projects. Like you, Teacher.
In Bulgaria are four days off - 24, 25, 26 and 27. I will make cards. With dimensions!
24. May - A Day of the Teacher! - Happy Holidays!