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Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

So this piece is 'done' but I'm just not in love with the nails on the top. I think they should be rusty and taller. Might be rooting through the nail jar this weekend...

Wrath started with the vintage Japanese bisque doll. I thought the little fella was holding two machetes in front of him (honest mistake!) so he became my Wrath. After researching the figure, he's holding an airplane, which is funny, because I had selected the war planes to be in my background. Maybe my subconscious mind knew it was really a plane?

Speaking of planes, I found these plastic toys at an antique shop and snatched them up. I knew they'd look great with a coat of rust and some paint.

The antique cheese box was painted red and had some great staining so I cleaned it up and cleaned the planes too.

Once the planes were nice and rusty, I glued them to the back of the box. They're odd sizes so it was a bit of a dance to get them to fit.

When I added the doll, he seemed lost in the box so I wanted him on a pedestal to lift him up. I found a Tim Holtz Mini Hardware knob that fit the bill. I gave it a layer of Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in Mushroom to age it a bit. It still seemed sparse so added some rusted plastic skulls from my stash.

I glued the doll to the knob first and then glued in a rear-facing skull. I added the knob and filled in the rest of the skulls and I think it looks perfect!

With everything dry, I added the small nails from Tim Holtz Vignette Hardware. I like the way it looks, but still think rustier, larger nails might balance it out more. I'm going to let it sit a day or two before I decide. 

These Seven Deadly Sins have been fun to make so far!


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