Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Road Less Traveled-Art with Heart Challenge

This month at Art with Heart we are showing off Eileen Hull's new Sizzix's Travel line. You can see them HERE!

I love the little travel trailer die!
 So Adorable!

Many of you know and some may not, Eileen has traveled with her cute little Scotty Trailer! That is what has inspired this new line! You can hear about it HERE!

So in my dream world I would love to get a vintage trailer and glam it up! That would be so FUN!

Not in my cards right now.........

Sooooooo.........for this month I am going to do 2 posts. Today's post which includes my just bought (wink, wink) rusty broken down trailer. On the 21st of this month I will show you my vintage camper redone! 

So on with how I did this!

1st I have taken corrugated cardboard and ripped off the front paper to expose the inside. I left some of the thin paper on, I wanted to give extra the appearance of peeling paint and rust.

 Once peeled, I adhered it to the base camper.

 Now for some creative fun!

I took out my Deco Art media paints. Have you tried these? They are amazing! I was a avid user of Golden and I have to say I am liking/loving these Deco Art media Fluid Acrilycs. Just an FYI for you!

I started to base coat my camper to make it look like it has been back in the woods, neglected, rusty and forgotten about. (Still my dream!)
So my first coat was with Deco Art media Fluid Acrylics-Medium Grey Volume 6. Not a real heavy coat as you can see below. Then on the lower portion of my soon to be rusty trailer I used Deco Art media Fluid Acrylic-Cobalt Teal Hue. (Gorgeous color, FYI) Again not a heavy coat.

Now the next coat was Deco Art media Fluid Acrylic-Quinacidone Gold. As you can see in the picture below I started in a few areas in the upper and lower sections. Heavier in some areas and lighter in others. I used some Deco Art media Fluid Acrylic in Carbon Black and just light stroked some on. I truly think I could have skipped this step as I was putting Deco Art Antiquing Cream Black over it. But this is how I was taught long before I met with Antiquing Cream!

Once you have every inch of your trailer to your liking you will add Deco Art Antiquing Cream Back all over it. Let dry and wipe back to where you want your trailer to look like. (Follow manufacturers directions)

As you can see in the pictures, I left areas just as I started with the corrugated cardboard shows through.

I cut a piece of mat board and painted it with Deco Art Fluid Acrylics to make it look like a pallet wood sign. Nailed a real nail into the camper and hung my sign. I also cut a door out of mat board and used the same technique on it as the camper.

 Then broken down camper had to have a flat tire! So I took the good round tire that you cut with your die and folded it, crumpled it to make it look worn and FLAT!
 Just a close up of the chippy, rusty camper with a flat tire and the wood 4 sale sign. You can see in this picture where I left some of the paper on and it gives it a great textured look of chipping paint, rust falling off.

 So with the help of Eileen's Vintage Camper die and Deco Art media Fluid Acrylics my dream of owing a rusty old camper has come true!

Never stop dreaming!

Remember to return on the 21st of April to see what my (dream) vintage camper will look like!

If you would like to join us with this months challenge, enter your link HERE!


Jean Bullock said...

I love how you painted this trailer. The colors are awesome. I also love your sense of humor. Totally fun! I pinned! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765607618796/

SanDee1899 said...

sooooooooooooo coool!
totaly love this project!
xoxo SanDee1899

JulieR said...

Donna, this is so cute. You are so creative!!!!

Oxana Moupasiridou said...

Can't wait to see the magical transformation Donna ^.^

Redanne said...

This has to be THE best bit of rusting I have seen for a long time Donna, it is fabulous - and I love the door and the sign too but most of all I love the flat tire, it looks fantastic. Yoy did an amazing job and I can't wait to see how you glam it up!! Anne xx

Lisa H said...

this is sooooo awesome Donna! =)