Grandma was one of many women who went to work at the Boeing factory building planes for the war effort while the men were overseas fighting. It was a doubly hard time for her as her oldest son was a pilot in the war and she worried about him a great deal. The work not only gave her satisfaction but helped get her mind off the constant worry regarding my uncle's safety.
My Grandpa also worked at the factory, taking the night shift so that my mother was not left alone at home.
I started this panel by adhering two of my finished painted metal pieces to the burlap panel. I then added some small pieces of red cardstock in the corners to pick up some of the red in the Rosie the Riveter poster I found and downloaded online.
I adhered the printed and reduced size poster over the top of the metal. I then cut a slightly larger red circle for a mat for Tim's ephemera clock and added several ideology pieces to the top, including a clock, small gear and game spinners.
I reduced in size a photo of my grandmother and matted it with a small piece of dark blue cardstock and then framed it with another piece of metal. The word "documented" from Tim's Alpha Parts was painted white with Picket Fence white Distress Paint and the whole thing adhered to a piece of red cardstock behind it. I finished the lower left section by adding some gears.
To finish the top right section of the panel, I enlarged a stamped airplane from B Line Designs. It's not quite the same as the ones Grandma was building, but with the addition of some small propellers I made, it is closer. I added another gear and then added the year "1943" using Tim's Deco Type Industrious Stickers on a piece of navy blue cardstock and adhered all to the right upper corner.
Now I can display this panel dedicted to my grandmother in the same room as that of my grandfather. See what fun you can have by combining different techniques from the book?!
Once again here is the finished panel.
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