Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag Art in Progress: March 18-21

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The stars are finished on panel two!

Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag

A close up shot of the caps. I love the way this thing looks when you get up close and look across it at a low angle. Note that even though the copper coated nail heads are tiny, they add color to the entire piece and transform the overall color tone slightly.

Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag

Working on the last panel.

Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag

Another close up shot. Look how textured the bottle caps are. This is why I don’t ever flatten them out completely. Once the flag is installed vertically, the slightly different angles of the cap’s surfaces will make the work shimmer in the light.

Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag

End of week five of applying caps. All four panels are done except one little strip on the last panel at the far end (look by the lamp). I like the way the red caps gleam in this photo.

Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag

All four panels laid out side by side. The room feels a lot smaller now. There’s just one little section of stripe left to do and a few bits of fill. I stayed up past dawn that night but couldn’t quite finish the panel before I had to sleep.

Follow the creation of Old Glory from start to finish—

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