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Car Progress

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Boy this art car thing is exhausting. I spent the day trimming the edges with rick rack. First UV spray, then soak in Modge Podge and dry on the line. Then stick to the car by spraying the car and the back of the rick rack with spray adhesive. Then try to stick it where you want it without it sticking to you first! <VBG>
I am trying to outline the lines of the car to accentuate the space

And here is a pic of the El Wire inside the dashboard.

El Wire is Too Cool

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

One of the things that is great about exploring a new medium is the new things you learn about. The art car folks turned me onto something called El Wire, or Cool Neon. This is strands of fluorescent wire that can be powered by your car battery or AA batteries or 9 Volt or home electricity. It comes in great colors and it is flexible. One company even makes it with an edge like piping so that you can SEW it into the edge of garments


This is the thinnest wire. I am going using this stuff for the “thread” on my giant spool of thread and in several giant needles. I bought it at
It can be set to blink or stay on and even to pulse to music!!

Art Car Progressing

Sunday, October 28th, 2007


It’s Addictive

Thursday, October 25th, 2007


Either it’s addictive or I am catching or maybe my family is just strange. Now my mom has gotten the art car bug and look what she did. These are Native American Flame symbols and she made herself some floor matts to go with <G> I told her she needs to bead her steering wheel. She makes incredible beadwork.


Art Car Progress Report

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Well the first try of keeping the ribbon stuck on …FAILED!

AND the car won’t start and I am due some place.

Guess this is the fun of owning and making an art car <VBG>

Art Car Progress

Monday, October 15th, 2007


I think I have figured out how to get the fabric onto the car. This is my second try. First I took a pic detail shot of “Doing the Can Can”
Next I  printed it onto canvas on my Epson 7800.
Next UV spray and then water resistant spray.
Then this was attached using spray adhesive.
A few coats of uv glossy rustoleum clear poly to seal.
Then I did the whole thing over with the ribbon.
The letters are foam.  


Below is my first try with Mod Podge. You could see through the fabric to the black car below even after the mod poge dried. Plus it was much messier. <G> I ripped this off


Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Found out I can buy a huge pair of scissors instead of trying to make them.

Art Car Mania

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007


Seam Stress

Fabric for the art car

Thinking of mounting a large thimble ( small bathroom trash can) and spool (from home depot, it used to have electric cord on it,) and making a big red pincushion and my daughter says she can make the large pins and needles to put around on the car oput of dowel rods and Styrofoam balls and paper mache.

Decoupaging the fabric on with Outdoor Modge Podge

Polymer resin dipping rotary cutters and scissors for attaching to the wheels as custom hubcaps.

Kacy will make a giant button which can go on the back where a spare tire would be t.

Getting new yellow cloth top and purple carpet

Large colorful foam letter saying and artquilts



More Art Car Fabrics!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007


Conflicting Signals

More Art Car Fabrics!

Art Car Fabric

Thursday, September 13th, 2007