Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Off to see the wizard!

Here's one of my vintage watercolor tins paying tribute to The Wizard of Oz, one of my all-time favorite stories. The tin itself is an old Prang, probably from the 50s. One of the coolest elements I've included is an authentic movie cell inside the glass bottle. You can hold it up to a light and see Dorothy and her friends on their way to Emerald City.

I so love working with these tins. Just holding one, I wonder who the young artist was and what their aspirations were. It's a pleasure to give the worn tins a new life. The next one is a cat piece in a vintage Kopy Kat watercolor tin. I'll post that when it's completed.

Inside of the tin.

The outside has a flying monkey on it.

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