A lingerie model from a 1940s magazine and several elements from Gypsy Soul, including a silver star, set me on the path to create this mixed media / altered art wagon.
Tutorial: How to Create a Retro Mixed Media Wagon.Begin by covering a shallow box with black gesso.
On cold press watercolor paper prepare a multi-layered mixed media background using acrylic paints, dry brushes, stencils, inks and other mixed media tools.
Depending on the size of your box, you may want to trim the wheel axels so that they don't overwhelm your project.Ticket Strips, Stars String Alongs, Wheels, stars from the Celestial Shape Sets and a rectangle from the Four Panel Door with black gesso. When dry, paint the stars with metallic silver paint.
Select a paper straw that will fit through the axel and wheel holes and four washers that also fit. Paint the straw with black gesso. When dry cut the straw to fit the axel base.
black Tyvek to the axels so you can strengthen the bond between the alexs and the box. I just love black Tyvek. You can use it for so many purposes such as creating incredibly strong folding hinges on books and journals. I used to color white Tyvek envelopes with a black marker until I found that I could purchase a black version of it.
Punch a hole in the top of your mixed media paper box and thread the star through it. Cement the star in place with strong adhesive tape.
Using a strong glue like Beacon Fabrfi-Tac, adhere the axels to the bottom of the box. Slide the straw pieces through the axel, add the wheels and glue the stars from the Celestial Shape sets onto the straws. Add the chipboard rectangle to the front of the box to create a handle or carriage coupling.
Tear one end of the tickets and the chipboard ticket strip. Distress the edges of vintage tickets with black ink. Adhere the tickets to the chipboard strip, then adhere the woman to the ticket strip.
Cut a rectangle of clear acetate, score in half and adhere to the back of your title piece to make an invisible stand. Adhere inside the carriage box.
Your Ticket to Ride Carriage is now complete! I hope you were able to find a little inspiration or knowledge from this tutorial. Have a great weekend! -Betsy
Great StuffChipboard Ticket Strips
Moon & Stars String Alongs
Stars from 2 Celestial Shape Sets
Rectangle from Four Panel Door
Deep Sea Baked Texture Embossing Powder
Silver embossing powder
Embossing ink pen
Black ink pad
Foam blending tool
Foam adhesive squares
Black Dresden trim
Printer or typewriter
Cold press watercolor paper
Metallic silver paint pen
Beacon Zip Dry