Here is a bit of the back story. Her cousin, was diagnosed with cancer. At first they thought it had spread because they caught it somewhat late. They were coming up with a plan of surgery and chemotherapy or radiation.
So her close friends, including my mother got the prayer warriors going! We believe in healing. We believe the God of the Bible is alive and well and he works and moves in the present day. So our immediate default in a situation like this is to seek him. So we prayed, and prayed and believe for positive news....and we got it. The cancer was only localized, it didn't spread and the margins were clear. After surgery and it was gone. No chemo, no radiation necessary.
When my mom's cousin reported the news to her she said "I touched the hem of His garment and I was healed." This is a bible verse from the book of Mark in the Bible.
Then Jesus came.
While he was walking through the crowd, the woman, who knew she was so undeserving to stand before him, said to herself...if I could just touch the edge of his garment I know I will be healed. What faith she had in this man she never met before! So she desperately pushed through the crowd and caught the edge of his clothes. The bleeding stopped...and so did Jesus. He said "who touched my clothes?" The woman was so scared! She knew that everyone thought that anything she touched would be unclean. She fell to the ground in front of him trembling and admitted that she touched him. Jesus replied and said “Daughter, your faith has made you whole. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”
So my mother wanted to create something to for her cousin based on this powerful story...because she had felt that Jesus saw her through this challenging time. So she found a picture online and asked me to make something with it...she is not very crafty. The picture was not high resolution so I thought a canvas transfer would work well. The finished product is a rustic antiqued look. The picture is not going to be perfect and there are going to be marks through it and that is what makes it look great. Here are a few I have done before in black and white. My first attempt, our wedding picture, could be a little better...it was my first go at this. Now I have it perfected!
In the process some of the ink is going to come off. That is okay! That makes the picture look unique at the end! So after I am tired of rubbing it off and it looks pretty good I put on the top coat. Now if your picture is still foggy looking I have a trick. Spray it with water and the paper will disappear when it is wet. Pat it dry and then seal the canvas. The paper that disappeared will stay invisible. I seal it with a matte varnish that dries transparent....and you are done!