I’m so excite to share with you that I have been invited to be on the Design Team for "Our Creative Corner" The OCC has many amazing talented artists that will inspire you with each project they share. The challenges each month will get your creative juices flowing and may even help you think out of the box. Come play with us at Our Creative Corner and share your creative side.
Here’s my first project for "Our Creative Corner". I love altering items and this little red truck said “make me pretty with vintage yumminess”, so I did.
My home is filled with antiques and many pictures of family members from days of old, so my first thought for this truck was to add tiny old photos to it. I took the paper pad French???? by Tim Holtz that had old photos put together in a little group that were perfect for this project. I cut them apart and inked the edges to getting them ready for the next step.
I took my black gesso and painted the truck. At first I left the wheels and the inside of the truck the red but later decided to paint them black as well. Next I decided what areas I wanted the pictures on and then used Mod Podge to glue them down.
To give the truck a more aged look I then applied crackle paint over the entire truck, even the pictured areas which helps seal them. Once the crackle was tacky I went over just the black areas with brown paint and watch the magic happen.
Next I took a product from Viva called Rusty Paper to dab it over some of the brown areas. This gave it the rusty look of an old truck.
Vintage Yumminess........ achieved!
Some of the products used can be found in my online Artfire store….
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xxx Laurie Moore