I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
With Easter coming, I decided my Art Girls should make these Cross and Crown projects. We pre-glued the crown part a couple of week ago so it could dry, then later worked in chalk pastels over the top of the glue. This is a neat and meaningful project that is also good for working on shading, highlighting, depth and interest. An earlier tutorial of the process is here.
Above, my sample. After choosing a color for the cross, a darker color was used to line the shaded edges, and a lighter color was used to highlight the edges facing the light source.
A color was chosen for the "aura" in the background, then a lighter and a darker color was added to give it some depth and interest. (Note difference between the top and second background.) The girls did a great job on each of theirs. (below) Our "extra" project for early finishers was a cut-and-fold dragon I found on-line. I also gave each girl a small ceramic bunny for a Spring/Easter keepsake.