Tickell Expressions

Monday, 6 July 2015

24 Elders

Hello Friends,

I am thrilled to let you know that Angela Hoynes (Crafting with Jack) has agreed to join me in my daily painting/art journaling challenge for the month of July. We will be linking our blog posts whenever we do something for the challenge. Some of my posts will be here and some will be on my Tickell Expressions blog, but I will put a link on each blog so you know where to look. Of course, you could always e-mail subscribe so you don't miss a post. :)

Today I have an art journal page inspired by this week's Take Me Deeper scripture at His Kingdom Come. This scripture describes a vision the apostle John had of 24 elders worshiping God around his glorious throne in Heaven.
Recently I bought the digi set called, "Praise Him" at the His Kingdom store. There are four digis in the set and it is less than $4. I made cardboard stencils and masks with some of the digis (labour intensive work; I recommend buying the mylar stencils/masks if you can), but for today's art page I printed the digis out. First I made the images into 12 graduating sizes. I copied and pasted my 12 resized images and flipped the copied set horizontally. I created margins to fit the size of my page, centered an oval shape within the margins and arranged the digis around it. Once I was happy with the placement I deleted the oval. I printed this page on regular paper. It would be my map for the placement of my scripture and the individual 'elders'. I created two additional pages on which I copied and separated all of my images. I printed these pages onto cardstock and fussy-cut each image, which took about an hour.
I added iridescent white acrylic paint, WOW clear embossing powder (heat-set) and clear glitter glue down the center to represent the glory of God. 
Gold metallic acrylic paint highlights a few words of especial importance.
Whenever I try to do anything that depicts the beauty and glory of the Lord, I am acutely aware of how poor are my skills to ever do such a magnificent thing. I am like a little child doing a stick figure crayon drawing and saying, "Daddy, this is you." And his eyes sparkle with pleasure because he knows it a gift of love from his beloved child.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope I have inspired you in some way. Let me leave you with this thought from the Father's Heart: You are beautiful and you are loved.

Blessing hugs,


Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful Teresa. Love the arch of kneeling people.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Shonna Bucaroff said...

Wonderful post and page!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal page is very beautifully made and shows clearly that it comes from your heart! Hugs, Valerie

Mary Brack said...

I love how you expressed the verse with the stencil! So creative. Beautiful page, Teresa!

Angela Hoynes said...

Fabulous Teresa xx