Celtic Knots - Blessings

Celtic Firefighter's Cross - Cast Paper



  • Details
    "Celtic Firefighter's Cross" in Cast Paper

    ☆ Original design, handmade & handpainted.
    ☆ The Maltese Cross is a traditional symbol to honor firefighters and their families
    ☆ The story is on the back to cherish forever.
    ☆ Beautifully matted with a high-quality frame option.
    ☆ Cast Paper art has a unique dimension and striking beauty.

    This work of art is a 10" x 10" display size and is intended to be displayed as wall decor.

    The Story
    This is my Celtic take on the Maltese Cross which is used as a symbol of the special honor, service, and dedication of first responders in America.

    I include this story on the back of the piece along with a small infographic of the Cast Paper process.

    ☙ What is Cast Paper? ❧
    Cast Paper is a handmade paper that is molded to create dimension. The process I use is self-developed and unique.
    ■ Step 1 - I carve an original out of wax. This can take a very long time depending on the size of the piece.
    ■ Step 2 - I make a rubber mold from the original carving. Multiple castings can be made from a mold.
    ■ Step 3 - We take 100% cotton fiber and grind it with water to a workable pulp. This pulp is worked and pressed into the mold.
    ■ Step 4 - The casting is dried, trimmed, and checked for imperfections. Not all casting makes it past this step.
    ■ Step 5 - The dried castings are hand-painted with high-quality acrylic pigments. This is where I spend most of my time.
    ■ Step 6 - Each casting is beautifully mounted for display.

    ☙ What are my matting and framing options? ❧
    ● Mat Options. This work of art is mounted for display on an acid-free mat board with a top mat and a liner mat. A hidden foam spacer is between the mats and back to create depth for the artwork. The color options are listed from top to bottom. For example, Black-Gold-Maroon would be a black top mat, a gold liner mat, and the bottom mat maroon. Regardless of frame choice, you will receive mats.

    ● No Frame Option. You may choose to receive this work without a frame. You will still get the mats and it will be ready to frame but can not be hung until it is framed. You will need a canvas depth frame to frame this on your own. Framing can be costly and difficult for thicker items like this. I only recommend this option if you are familiar with what framing entails.

    ● Framed Option. You may choose to have your item framed. We frame in high-quality black anodized aluminum frames with glass. This no-hassle option is ready to hang. I strongly recommend this option for items that are intended as gifts.

    ☙ About the Artist ❧
    -Kevin Dyer. Céad Míle Fáilte!! That means 100,000 welcomes in Irish. I am a self-taught artist who has been blessed with a full-time art career dating back to the 1970s. I am originally from the west coast but have lived in Georgia since the ’70s. I have experimented with almost every medium you can think of but found my place in making cast paper in the early ‘90s. I love almost every culture of antiquity but found my roots in Celtic-style art. I find most of my inspiration today from Celtic culture, nature, and fantasy. I spend most of my days at home making art. My daughter, Logan, works with me full-time, and every day I pass more and more of the skills I have learned down to her.

    ☙ More Like This ❧
    ➢ Check out my shop - castpaper.etsy.com

    ☙ Shop Policies ❧
    I guarantee complete satisfaction with every piece. In the rare event that something is not satisfactory please contact me and I will exchange or refund. I can only refund the original purchaser, I will only exchange items received as gifts. Items that have been shipped internationally or buyer error returns/exchanges will have a shipping charge.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Reviews

    Reviews (5)


    Is totally awesome and way sooner than expected!!

    This item is the perfect gift for Irish firefighters - totally unique! Ordered one and liked it so much, I ordered another - one for each of my sons who are firefighter-paramedics. Thankyou for such a beautiful piece of art that depicts Irish heritage.

    Absolutely beautiful Firemans knot. Heavy duty framed and beautiful. The coincidences the center is that my tattoo that I've been wearing for 25 years since I was a flight nurse who has crashed several times

    Wonderful piece. Great work. Looks even better in person. Speedy delivery. Love it!!