Friday, April 18, 2014

Living Last Supper - Easy Steps for Easter Basket

Some of the men of our church put 
on a Living Last Supper this evening.
The last time we did this, I was in charge of directing it.  
This year, I didn't have to do anything but attend.  
Yay!  It was very nice.

The fellows all held the "DaVinci pose" 
for a while so folks could take some pictures - 
myself included.  
My hubby was playing the part of Judas 
(on the left, sitting down - light blue outfit).
DaVinci's Last Supper
From this site right here, I found these interesting items -
10 Facts about DaVinci’s Last Supper:
  1. Why did DaVinci choose this subject matter for his painting?
  2. How big is it?
  3. Where is the painting located?
  4. How long did it take and when was it finished?
  5. Who is Jesus sharing a meal with in this picture?
  6. Can you name those seated at the table from left to right?
  7. Why is the painting in such poor condition?
  8. Why can we not see Jesus’s feet?
  9. What year was the painting’s major restoration completed?
  10. What is DaVinci’s most famous painting?
  1. The work was commissioned by the Duke of Milan (Lodovico Sforza), and the subject matter was chosen for DaVinci.
  2. 15 feet tall by 29 feet wide.
  3. The original mural is on a wall of the refectory (dining hall) in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
  4. It took DaVinci (a noted procrastinator with a history of leaving works unfinished), about three years to complete the mural from 1495 to 1498.
  5. They are the 12 disciples.
  6. Bartholomew, James, Andrew, Judas, Peter, John, Jesus, Thomas, James (brother of John), Phillip, Matthew, Thaddeus, and Simon.
  7. The painting is in such poor condition because instead of painting in wet plaster, DaVinci chose to paint this on dry plaster. The immediate result was a much more stunning piece. The long term disaster was that it was not at all durable. It was not unlike painting on a cement wall with Tempura paint.
  8. Jesus did originally have feet, but in 1650 another door was added to the refectory and so the portion of the painting beneath Jesus (nobody knew how famous it would eventually be), was literally demolished. What you see there is an old doorway.
  9. 1999.
  10. Mona Lisa.
On to our Easter basket pictorial . . . 
Cut some patterned paper to 9-3/4" x 6"

Placing the paper in "landscape" position, score at 3-3/4".  Turn 180 degrees and score again at 3-3/4"  Turn the paper into a "portrait" position, and score at 1-1/2", turn 180 degrees and score again at 1-1/2"

Fold the paper on the score lines.  Using the 1-1/2" scores, fold into the basket and then onto itself as shown..

Do that on both sides until you have long sides and a short inner "basket" part.

Another view.  The great thing is - no adhesive is used for this basket!!

What the side view looks like

Punch a hole in the top

Thread some ribbon through - I used about 10" here

Tie off with a bit of twine

Another side view with the ribbon on
Decorate the front of your basket and fill with treats.
So easy!
  CASEd from Angie Juda.

Thanks for joining me ~ Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

1 comment:

  1. These are very cute! You're great with those tutorials too. Looks like you and the family had a great time over the holiday, so wonderful.
    cheers, Victoria


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