Sometimes things just take time. These guys (15 of them) took the better part of a week. After work each day last week till we left on a vacation trip over the July 4th holiday. 

 
Anyhow, I’m happy with the results. I currently have no plans to paint all the gems at this point. These are the way they will be for OFCC in only 10 more days!!

 
The banners were simply print outs – which I painted and cut out. Then after applying pva glue I bent into a flag waving form.

    
    
    

 After they were dry I cleaned up the cut edge and used some wash to give the shadows. Then I went back and applied the high lites. 
 
After all that – I went back and finished of the base color – with shadows.    

 
The full effect with all 15 in a group is pretty cool. Ok, back to work!!!
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