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Tin Patriotic Flags

June 25, 2014

Tin Patriotic Flags

I have lots of scrap galvanized roofing tin in storage. I usually cut it to size and attach it to things without painting it, but I have become so inspired by Shelly at MinettesMaze.

I had no illusions that my painting would look anything like hers. Shelly has mad painting skills that I don’t, but with the Fourth of July coming up quickly I decided I could surely manage painting flags.

I didn’t re-cut the pieces I had, I just grabbed a stack and went for it.

I usually use the rust on junk to my advantage, but in this case I turned the rust to the back so that I would have a smoother surface for painting. Each tin got a base of white. The humidity is kinda icky right now so I waited a day before continuing.

I taped off the stripes and blue fields, which I am sure Shelly probably doesn’t do, but I was severely challenged by the hills and valleys of the tin. Taping was the only way I could paint a straight line.

I cheated a bit with the stars by using stencils.

I liked the way they were coming along, but they didn’t seem quite right. They needed something more…light bulb moment…I spattered red, white and blue paint over the surface. Yep, much better.

The flags can be propped up, displayed on walls or fences with screws, or hung by the baling wire hangers I attached to the top of each one.

Check out another of Shelly’s posts HEREIt has a similar flag to mine and lots and lots of painted patriotic inspiration.

Happy Fourth!


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  1. Who cares that you had tape them off….I certainly would’ve taped them, too! They look awesome….love ’em!

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