Old Glory Bottle Cap Flag Art in Progress: March 22-28

Old Glory Bottle Cap Art Flag


The four main panels are finally finished! I’ll add a few fill caps to the seams once it is installed at the festival, but for now, it’s ready to travel. Now onward to make the bottom two stripes.

Old Glory Bottle Cap Art Flag


To minimize the seams, the bottom stripes are made of two long panels rather than four short ones. I used cardboard to make a template of the edges of the four main panels and then cut the bottom sections. There were two tricky aspects to this. One was matching the curves as closely as possible using a hand held jig saw. The other was making the template itself… the flag takes up so much space that there was only about two feet of room to stand in and draw the template!

Old Glory Bottle Cap Art Flag


Mojo Cat inspects the work. The first bottom panel is nearly done.

Old Glory Bottle Cap Art Flag


Filling in the second bottom panel. The edges where these meet each other and the main panels will be finished once it is on the trailer. I need to see how everything meshes together before filling in that last bit.

Follow the creation of Old Glory from start to finish—

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