I decided to do an art journal page using nautical images as metaphors for Jesus:
- He is my Saviour so the lifebelt shows He rescued me and has given me new life.
- He is the anchor of my soul and I hold tight to my hope in Him - with an unbreakable chain He links me to the Father heart of God.
- He is the Light of the World and the Way, the Truth and the Life. Like a lighthouse shining in stormy seas He shines His light in my life and shows me the way to live and to go.
- He is the wind in my sails and I want Him to be the driving force in my life.
I wanted plenty of texture to replicate stormy seas. I started by scraping my home made texture paste (white acrylic paint, pva glue and talc) over the lower two thirds of the page, then pressing a swirl embossing folder into the paste:
I tore white paper into strips for waves:
Then scraped white all over:
The texture is still showing through:
Then I added stencils (Tim Holtz Rays and Crafters Workshop Mini Flying Geese) and stamped all over with a lovely script stamp which has lots of the names of Jesus:
I embossed the four tags with the swirls embossing folder and coloured them in different ways. The words were printed out. I journaled on the backs of the tags then cut red card strips and doodled love on them - can't leave love out when doing a page on Jesus! I downloaded the images and stuck them to the strips. The strips are glued down on 3 sides and the tags are slotted in so they can be removed to read:
So here are the finished tags and pages:
After being in a complete panic when I saw the challenge I ended up really enjoying doing this spread. It was also really inspiring and a blessing to come up with the metaphors and think about all that Jesus means to me in this way.
May He be these things to you as well.
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