It’s Friday! Last Friday I posted a RAPS, I think I’ll keep the tradition (is it a tradition when you have only done it once before= *haha*) and post another today. This one is actually a little beauty that I am quite fond of.
It started with this tin. I bought this last year at a flea market on the Museum Island in Berlin. I know, I know. I keep saying that I have enough tins already, but this was just so gorgeous – the design, the scuffed antiqueness of it all. Irresistible. I only created a minimal “cover” design for the shrine because I actually liked the rustiness of it. If you look closely, you can see a hint in the swirly decoration. A golden letter R. That could stand for Richard… or for…?
Ricky Deeming. Our angel of speed. There he is. Can you spot the angel wings, too?
With an antique tin at hand, it had to be another steampunk design, not least because the steampunk aesthetic (as seen in a previous Thornton shrine) seemed to be quite popular among you all?! Also, I had a new shipment of steampunk-y bits and pieces from our fellow fan and steampunk pro Rachel, and I wanted to use them again. – The big dial, btw, is movable.
It is no coincidence that the pointer is pointing right at the leather bummitage there… *coughs* Depending on your mood, you could move the dial to Ricky’s heart, or to his stubble?
And the bottom of the shrine. Ricky in leather glory. He is the epitome of cool.
I had to use a trick here in order to get a candle into the shrine. Rather than poke a hole into the tin (and thus destroy the original design of the lady on the jumping horse on the other side) I stuck another dial into the tin, topped with the pointer. Both came with a ready-made hole in them that perfectly fit a candle holder.
So yeah, ride on, Ricky.
Or ride me.
This one, I think, is for the auctions – hoping that there is some interest in this particular chaRActer, style and design of the RAPS. Or what do you think? Less than 40 days to go…