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Wild Thistle - Cast Paper - Scottish - purple - highland - scots - scotland

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Wild Thistle
Legend has it, that in the 9th century, when the Norse were often raiding Scotland, a group of vikings tried to sneak up on a group of sleeping Clansmen. They had removed their shoes to creep quietly but stepped on thistles and cried out in pain. The alerted Scots made them pay.

Paper Casting
Paper casting is to me the perfect medium. It allows me use almost every skill set. A typical piece begins as a drawing or two. Then I sculpt it in wax. This is a long refining process and often the image sculpted is far different that the drawing. Then I build a dam around the wax and pour a rubber mold directly off the surface. A casting is made by pressing wet cotton pulp into the mold and extracting the water. Then I finish the surface.
While every piece that emerges from the mold is about the same, no two are really painted the same. Maybe I would if I could, but the painting process is always in flux. I am always experimenting with ways of mixing colors or washes and hard edge or new pigments. I send about 75% of my time with the painted finishes.

About Mat Options
All Mats are acid free and this work includes the mat of your choice. See the pictures above to select your mat. Your piece will be painted to best match your mat.

About Frame Options
Framed dimensions 10"x10"

Matted Only
Just the acid free mats - No Frame.

Black Frames are matte black anodized aluminum frames.
Wild Thistle
Legend has it, that in the 9th century, when the Norse were often raiding Scotland, a group of vikings tried to sneak up on a group of sleeping Clansmen. They had removed their shoes to creep quietly but stepped on thistles and cried out in pain. The alerted Scots made them pay.

Paper Casting
Paper casting is to me the perfect medium. It allows me use almost every skill set. A typical piece begins as a drawing or two. Then I sculpt it in wax. This is a long refining process and often the image sculpted is far different that the drawing. Then I build a dam around the wax and pour a rubber mold directly off the surface. A casting is made by pressing wet cotton pulp into the mold and extracting the water. Then I finish the surface.
While every piece that emerges from the mold is about the same, no two are really painted the same. Maybe I would if I could, but the painting process is always in flux. I am always experimenting with ways of mixing colors or washes and hard edge or new pigments. I send about 75% of my time with the painted finishes.

About Mat Options
All Mats are acid free and this work includes the mat of your choice. See the pictures above to select your mat. Your piece will be painted to best match your mat.

About Frame Options
Framed dimensions 10"x10"

Matted Only
Just the acid free mats - No Frame.

Black Frames are matte black anodized aluminum frames.

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I guarantee complete satisfaction on every piece. In the rare event that something is not satisfactory please contact me and I will exchange or refund. I can only refund to the original purchaser, I will only exchange items received as gifts.

Shipping policies

All Order is the continental U.S. placed by 12/17 should arrive in time for Christmas.
Each piece is hand made, hand-painted and there is a only 1 to 2 molds for each piece. These are not mass produced!! Please allow up to 7 days to ship, however in most cases items do ship in less than 3 days. If you need the item by a certain date please let me know and I will do everything I can to accommodate.

Wild Thistle - Cast Paper - Scottish - purple - highland - scots - scotland

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$45.00+

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Cotton Paper, Acrylic Paint
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 181 reviews
  • Favorited by: 66 people
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From Marietta, Georgia

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