Just As I Am
Topic: Hymnal Art
Time for another decorated hymn posting. This one was accomplished by digital manipulation and here's what I did.
First, I downloaded a print of the one-page sheet music, brought it up in graphics program to whiten the background and sharpen the text. Then I inserted that as a picture in Word, adjusted it to be exactly the size as my physical hymnal pages which is 8.5 x 5.5 inches. This was set to be centered on the page.
Next, I found a graphic that I liked, downloaded it and brought it up in the graphics program to adjust color balance. I inserted this into the same Word document and adjusted the size to match the sheet music. This was also centered on the page. I applied a Word filter to the image (canvas) and saved the document.
Finally, I printed page one, reinserted the paper back into the printer and printed page two on top of it.
I used some a highlighter to reinforce the yellow glow, red-brown marker to fill in the cross, red marker for the wound. I used brown brush marker to write the lyrics top and bottom and outline the lamb.
I trimmed the image to match the size of my hymnal pages and glued this in. Then I added some printed border sticker pieces to the top and bottom (I wanted to cover the page number from the sheet music which was not the same as where I placed it in my hymnal.)
I am very pleased with the final result!
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