Thursday, September 13, 2012
I had some spare time today so I had a go and made my version of Tim's September Tag, I got real excited as I loved the riveted metal look. It reminded me straight away of the industrial revolution. Many of my paternal ancestors worked as brass casters and later as sheet metal workers, so this struck a real cord with me. Here's an old family photo, my great grandfather worked as a brass caster in Birmingham, England, he's 3rd from the right on the back row. The photo probably dates from around 1913.
I created my riveted the metal the same as Tim, but then dry embossed some cogs, the wet embossed to give the cogs more definition and stamped and wet embossed one of the stamps from set. I then added by fussy cutting various other stamped elements. Some chains, pins and brads add some extra metal details.
I'm also entering this over at Simon says Stamp and Show where the theme is heroes, and I don't think their are better heroes than your own ancestors.