Hymnal Cross Painting

It was the end of the school year and I wanted to do something special for one of my teachers. She taught me fabulously, so I decided that I wanted to make her something. Knowing that she’s a fellow Christian, I used some of the pages out of an old Methodist Hymnal that was being thrown out by the church. I Mod Podged the pages onto a 16X20 canvas. I then sketched out and painted a white base with acrylic paint.

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I then went in with a turquoise/teal color in a light tint and added that as a layer.

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I then added darker colors to give more of a rustic depth.

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And more…

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Until I decided it was good and added an initial to the middle to bring it all together.

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Ta-da! There’s my southern, swirly acrylic cross on top of old hymnal pages.

Enjoy!

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