Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day Tintype

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms and all the sons and daughters of Moms!

I mentioned a while back that I've been playing with making some faux tintypes.

Today I got one completed. It's meant to look well-loved and worn, with a sweet little girl's photograph on the front.

On the back is a small cast pewter design, with four studs in the corners that can be used for hanging. It's very thin but sturdy, lightweight and very vintage looking.

You can see the design for playing cards - the diamond, spade, heart and club, nested inside each other in the pewter on the back.

So I have this pretend story that a card playing father carried this good luck charm as a watch chain fob, to remind him of a far away relative or close kin, a child or a sister.  Or maybe a civil war soldier carried it with him when he left home, very romantic and sentimental.

I didn't know when I started exactly how I would put all this together, and I have some other ideas on using these faux tintypes in frames of pewter.  But for this one, I liked the pretty little child, smiling in her fancy dress, with lots of detail in the image, so I combined it with the rectangular pewter setting.

For all the present moms, the moms-to-be and the future moms, I hope you have a happy day and enjoy family, food and fun!


ClickNCamera said...

This is a great creation! Fascinating ...I love it!

sandi m said...

Not sure about the tintype for me BUT I love the card casting. Those would be great elements to offer - hint, hint!

SummersStudio said...

Happy mother's day! I love this little 'sandwhich' of goodness.

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Happy Mother's Day to All! I had a restful and productive day, I hope you all had good times and good things to eat ...