I’ve wanted to get my mitts on this truck ever since I saw the piccys from trade shows earlier in the year. Over the moon when Helen got them in!!
So this is my take on the truck!
I started by giving it a coat of watered down brown acrylic paint and then picked out the pieces I wanted to be black. I watered down the black as well so you can still see the grain of the wood, and it didn’t end up with really shiny finish you get when painting with acrylics. Really fiddly to get inside steering wheel bit… but worth it!
I embossed some chocolate brown metal, sanded it back and then gave it a bit of a splodge with black alcohol ink… again it takes away the shine of the metal. Brads were used in the corners. The wheels were decorated with screw top brads and I heat embossed the tyres to give it a rough look.
Love these vintage labels (these labels are no longer in production, so once they’re gone, they’re gone!). I scruffed up the edges and gave them a bit of brown ink. The lid does actually lift up, so you do have a little storage box but I chose to glue it down.
The top of the truck was decorated with various Andy Skinner stamps and 7 Gypsies rub-ons. Again I added more ink to take away the starkness of the rub-ons.
Little metal hitch fasteners were added for door handles!
Now, I wanted to cut up the kitchen sieve for the metal grill… but my daughter looked at me like I was mad! So out came the fabby rusty wire instead!
And my most favest part of the truck………the name plate! Same metal that was used for the back, and I hammered in some metal alpha blocks to spell out CALICO. You could obviously put Dad (for Fathers Day) or any other name!!
Ingredients used from Calico Crafts
7 Gypsies Rub-ons (sorry these are now discontinued)