Dress It Up Cars Initial

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by Dress It Up Design Team

Dress It Up Cars Initial

A fun craft for kids!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Let paint dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Using photo as a guide, use a pencil to lightly draw the shapes of the roads, hills and cactuses.
  • 3
    Using the flat shader brush and the project photo as a guide:
    Paint the sky Baby Blue.
    Paint the sand Yellow Ochre.
    Paint the road Zinc.
    Paint the hills Cadmium Orange.
  • 4
    Glue two match sticks to one side of the wood rectangle ("billboard") for posts. Find clip art on either the internet or a magazine that could serve as an advertisement for the billboard.
  • 5
    Paint wood rectangle ("billboard") Milk Chocolate. Rub off some of the paint off with sandpaper for a distressed look. When paint has dried, glue the clip art or magazine to the wood rectangle ("billboard").
  • 6
    Paint two more match sticks. Stick one end through the shank on the back of each Route 66 sign. Glue into place on the letter.
  • 7
    Use liner brush to paint cactuses Foliage Green. Use this same brush to paint the stripes of the road Snow (Titanium) White.
  • 8
    Glue Route 66 signs and billboard to the letter.
  • 9
    Use wire cutters to remove shanks from remaining Cars buttons. Glue these buttons to the letter as desired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Dress It Up Buttons Cars 104798821 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts MDF Letter 9 inch White of Your Choice
  • Lara’s Crafts New Image Company 1-1/2 inch Wood Rectangle 3 pc. 104139729
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Baby Blue 104106668
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Yellow Ochre 104106685
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Zinc 104770333
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cadmium Orange 104106601
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Foliage Green 104521653
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Match Sticks(2)
  • Magazine or Clip Art (optional - see step 4)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 2 104118908
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil