Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Flag of our Fathers, April 21, 2010
Even though Kenny's Flight Jacket didn't have an American Flag on it, I'd seen enough authentic flight jackets that did have one, so, using the same de-glazing medium and leather paints as I had used on the Nose Art; I stripped away the color of the leather and finish down to the hide.
I then drew in a flag with a thin black sharpie pen, and added 2-3 coats of leather paint to the stars and bars. I mixed my colors to be more muted in tone, thus they would look more "period like". Then came the antique toning and weatherproofing.
When I finished it, it really had a nice patina and hand made look.
I am fond of this Faux Flag!