We started out with an idea for a three stage view: the hilltop with the three crosses, the closed tomb, and the empty tomb. We started with a progression from darker to lighter background. Then I cut out a sloping hill and stapled it to the board.
We each had our parts: Namine and Jessica painted the crosses; Namine painted a heart, and I cut out the tombs. (One closed, one open.) After the girls finished their bulletin board pieces, they made a stained-glass cross for the window.
After the girls finished painted the crosses, I decorated them a little bit more. My drawing style has always fallen a little more on the cartoonish side, but I think the hatching and cross-hatching effect looks pretty good here.
Like I mentioned before, we didn’t get a chance to finish the board until right before Easter. That’s not ideal, but that’s what happens sometimes. The board was a little more spartan than we wanted. We had originally planned on putting a verse or two in the sky above the crosses and tombs, written atop a ribbon to complete the look. Oh well, maybe next time.
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