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Behind The Scenes!!!

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Basic steps and methods used to mount a burial flag.

To begin we used our top secret tool to secure the flag onto 1/4" foamcore. We then took 1/2" foamcore, cut to the depth of the flag and framed it. Activebond CA 1500 glue and industrial tape work fantastic to fasten the foamcore to the backing. This process helps to support the weight and holds the flag in its desired postition. 


An upright view showing how the burial flag is mounted and being supported. 


Next, we continued to build a support structure using 1/2" foamcore around the rest of the display. This is what will support the remaining materials used in the shadow box.   



We find the best and easiest way to finish off the support walls is to create triangles in the remaining corners.  



This is the custom designed triple layer (Red, White, and Blue) matting that will lay over the flag. 


 What the flag will look like behind the matboard when it is complete.


The finished product fully assembled and mounted.  In the top left of the shadow box, we inserted the Dept. of the Army logo.  Directly below the flag we used our Gunnar T2 Scribe tool to add a last name along with a couple ornament designs. The bottom center window has flowers from the funeral dry mounted.  The left window includes the obituary from the newspaper.  To the right of the flowers we mounted a picture of the individual along with a bullet from the 21 gun salute and a Mason member button.  Not pictured in the timeline is the assembly of the matboard, frame, and glass.  We used 2" brooklyn black shadow box moulding and Crescent Select matboard from Larson Juhl. To polish off this "one of a kind" shadow box Tru Vue glass was selected.


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