Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nails Shape The Cross

About two months ago, in preparation for Easter, I wanted to design something that would act as a reminder of the price Jesus paid for our sins and our desire to celebrate His resurrection at Easter time.   I also wanted to start working with metal in my art pieces.  Nails shaping the cross tied together with wire struck me as a vivid metal art form.
My Easter series has vintage hymnal music, distressed with vintage photo ink, in the background.   Songs such as, "He Is Not Here, He Is Risen" and "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" were used. 

The Nail Cross hanging art piece measures 6" x 3 1/4" with an additional 5" to 6" of metallic ribbon attached.  I've produced several different pieces.  Some in gold, silver, and copper.
A background effect was created to resemble the richness of the painted religious artforms of the Italian Renaissance period that I saw on my trips across Italy and the Mediterranean. 
I also wanted the over all appearance to have an aged patina effect to them.
My next series using this same nail cross and background technique has Gospel Hymnal music.  This one is Amazing Grace.  Of course, you can find these on my FaithfulCrafter etsy store. 
Hope you enjoyed seeing these.  Hopefully, they present a solid reminder of the price Jesus Christ paid for our sins, and the joy of His resurrection!


  1. Yes, Valerie, they present a VERY solid reminder of the price Jesus paid! Such a solid reminder that they brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for what you do! It's fantastic and I appreciate you!...Nancy :o)

  2. Wow, these are beautiful! My mom would love them. Thank you for sharing such an important reminder :0)

  3. Simply beautiful, and your words are so true. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us. Lord bless you.

  4. Hi Valerie! Amazing Easter series! Very interesting idea with Crosses. I liked the whole series, but the last Tag impressed me most of all! I wish you Happy Easter and happiness in your home! Natasha.