Topic: Hymnal Art
When pairing up hymns with books of the bible and working straight through all the books in the course of 52 weeks, there can come some interesting arrivals on the schedule. If this Christmas hymn had appeared in July some might have been on board with the irony of Christmas in July.
But here we are in late August in the book of Mark and the assigned hymn is Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
When I began to plan my page I remembered a pattern I had drawn about 15-20 years ago (at least) for an angel to be worked in parchment craft. I really had to go a-digging in paper files, computer files and old photos to find that pattern.
Then it wasn't exactly what I remembered it to be so I brought it into photo editing software and gave it a bit of an update, a resizing and a color change (it was drawn in pink) and then printed it out.
I had the intention of tracing it onto the page with the lightpad but it was too detailed and the musical notations became too distracting. So I used my glitter gel pens directly on the print and cut it out.
I glued down all of the illustration except the outer 1/2 of the wings as I wanted them to remain free and floating. Note that the lower edge of the clouds is torn rather than cut.
Below, you can see the effect of the glitteriness of the pen when the page is tilted in the light.
I really was pleased with how this came out!