A Sacred Banner for Blood Eagle
It suddenly dawned on me yesterday that I didn't have everything I needed for our next game of Blood Eagle on Monday evening. I'd become so chuffed with myself for managing to paint four monks last weekend, I'd completely forgotten about the Sacred Banner! (cue Pythonesque cries of "Oh, no! Not the Sacred Banner!") This, of course, meant that I had to do something about it. Quicksmart. Here's what I did...
Here's a view from the other side just before the sunlight faded.
The banner was found by searching for an Anglo-Saxon banner on Google. I wanted something that had Christian iconography, which admittedly made this harder. However, I found this design eventually and thought it would do the job perfectly. I copied the picture, opened Publisher and inserted it. I then shrank it to a height of 3cm, hit the print button.... and then the problems began. Wireless printing is great, but last night the printer decided it didn't want to talk to my laptop. For the best part of an hour.
Still, I was able to print it eventually and cut it out for glueing in place this morning. To do this I simply brushed on a small amount of PVA, making sure that it completely covered one side of the banner. I then inserted it around the wire pole and lined it all up. After a few minutes, I began to manipulate the banner to give the impression that the wind was blowing it.