When I purchased the caster wheels for these bookends I made a couple of weeks ago,
I also purchased this larger cast iron caster wheel.
Since there was only one available I thought it would make a good paperweight.
It would work "as is" but I decided to add some old photos of my Dad to the wheel to personalize it.
I have a huge library of family photos on my computer so I sized five of the photos to fit the wheel and lined them up in a strip (I copied the photos to Word and resized and aligned in that program).
After cutting the strip, the photos were the perfect size for the wheel.
If I was to do this again I would probably first change my photos to a sepia tone to better blend with the caster wheel. Since the photos were in black and white, I did ink the photos and the edges with a little brown ink (I used a chalk ink pad in Chestnut Roam) to give them more of an aged look.
After gluing the photo strip to the caster wheel, I called it finished.
This high school football photo is my very favorite.
My Dad is now 82 years old. His health has been declining the past few months and he has been in the hospital this past week. I've been thinking about him a lot and really enjoyed looking through all his old photos as I put this project together.
I'm linking today with Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.
Have a wonderful day.