Both ends of the drum are removed and placed inside of the remaining cylinder along with scrap paper, dried banana or sugar cane leaves. It is set on fire, to burn off any paint or residue. When cooled, the drum is cut down the side and flattened out to create a "metal canvas" of approximately 3' x 6', upon which the design is drawn. Using hammer, chisel and various primitive tools, the shape is cut and the various decorative patterns are pounded into the metal, creating a unique and treasured piece of primitive art. The finished design is coated with a protective finish.
Upcycling is the process of taking something old or used and making it new again and of a greater value than it was originally. This is what we have done with the steel drum material used in this piece.
Please view some of the photos of the process of making our pieces. They are handcrafted from a steel drum, flattened and then cut into a great decorative piece for your wall decor.
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We have other Etsy shops that we hope you will visit.
Tropical Metal - Which features hand painted metal wall hangings in a tropical theme. These have also been cut from recycled steel drums. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TropicalMetal
Stained Glass Delight - Our newest Etsy shop features handcrafted stained glass sun catchers and jewelry boxes, finished in a decorative solder work. These make wonderful gifts. http://www.etsy.com/shop/StainedGlassDelight
Switch Plate Décor - For unique, hand painted metal light switch covers, please visit our shop ….. https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwitchPlateDecor
Table Decor – Hand painted wood placemats, coasters and serving trays in tropical designs. http://www.etsy.com/shop/tabledecor
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