Design Team Challenge Red/White/Blue Vignette Box #5 Regina

You’re A Grand Old Flag

Hi Everybody-

July’s challenge using the configuration boxes allowed for lots of room to play.  I chose the making of the American Flag as my theme. For the back I stitched out the words to the song “You’re A Grand Old Flag”.  Stitching out your own pattern is not hard to do.  First, I traced the box onto a sheet of paper and sketched off my flag.  Next, I wrote the words. To make the flag easier to stitch, I copied the pattern onto velum paper and stitched directly on the paper.  When finished, I just ripped off the paper (You will need tweezers to aid with this.)

         My theme would not be complete if George Washington and Betsy Ross were not included.  I found a commemorative stamp and photo and printed on muslin sheets of fabric.  I added sewing tools to Betsy’s picture and attached George’s to foam dots and wooden blocks to give it a floating look.  I covered the next two panels and the outside of the box with fabric and collage medium.  The star in the middle came from a craft pick.  I painted the blocks, highlighted with walnut ink and used stickles to add glitter.  I used a silver pen to outline the box edge and added stars I had from a necklace.  All in all I think it represents the history of the flag rather well.

Regina Salik

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