Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Patriot Altered Tin

Hi folks! It's about time I share a few new things with you. I've been working on more shadow boxes and such lately. This is "The Patriot".

The tin once held a big bar of fancy soap. It's about 5"x3"x2". Inside are some great vintage patriotic finds. The bunting is a sort of paper-y woven ribbon. I did the accordion fold and sewed the red section together, then fanned it out. The flag is an amazing piece, as is the piper. It's worth clicking on the above phote to get a closer look at the flag. The buttons are also old, and the tatting behind "Toledo For Me" once held a pearl instead of a message.

This wooden figure was found in a jumbled box of old lead soldiers at a toy store we frequent. He is perfectly battered and aged, don't you think?

This is one of 5 pieces I have in a local gallery right now. How cool is that?

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you're having a creative weekend!


1 comment:

L Mahaffey said...

A very expressive piece.