Alex Armstrong from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, GA brings us this scripty stage design.
The main backdrop was inspired by Joel Caron from Fielder Church in Arlington, TX. The crumpled backdrop was made from art craft paper. They ordered two 4′ wide 200′ long rolls of the paper. The leaning panels were made of Coroplast framed by 2×4’s. The crossbars of the leaning panels were gaff tape.
They added ten 2’2″x4′ and one 6’6″x10′ frosted acrylic panels of Scripture written in calligraphy in the activities center (where their modern worship services take place) and seven in the student center. Mary Wynn, who’s also on staff at Johnson Ferry, was the calligraphy artist. It took her about a week and a half to complete. She wrote out each panel with a black dry erase marker then traced it with paint. For the 6’6″x10′ piece of acrylic, she wrote out the verse on paper to how she wanted it, took a picture of it, projected it onto the acrylic and traced it out. In total, she made twenty-four 2’2″x4′ panels and one 6’6″x10′ piece.
The challenge they ran into with the frosted acrylic was that it was not frosted enough once lit. The solution was to add paper to the backside. It allowed the light to stay behind the panel, but yet gave the “light box effect” Alex desired.
Then they hung twelve 24″x36″ mission-type pictures in the activities center and eight in the student center.
Some of the volunteers who made it happen:
Each piece of acrylic was lit with one Chauvet Colorado 1 Tour with diffusion gel and the large piece was three Chauvet Colorado Tri Tour 72 Baton’s. The crumpled paper was lit with nine Chauvet Colorado Tri Tour 72 Baton’s and each leaning panel has two Chauvet Colorado 1 Tours.