I hope this message finds you all doing well and starting to venture out into the world again. Hopefully you are vaccinated. This past year and a half has been a wild and crazy ride. I have to say that I have learned to really like staying home. It doesn’t save me money because I like to shop on line too, BUT it does get me in my craft room more. And I love to be in there as much as I can. Which brings me to what I have been doing for crafts lately.
I have been on a Painting Kick. When I first learned to paint on wood it used to be called Tole Painting. I’m not sure if it is still called that now, but mostly want to make a reference. Painting can mean a few things these days.
One of my co-workers and I enjoy decorating. So a few months ago I told her I would make things for the office for decorating. Wow has it been fun for me. This month’s theme was 4th of July of course. Next month, August’s theme is ice cream. There are a couple of days in August that are dedicated to ice cream. August 19th is national soft ice cream day. August 24-35 is national Banana Split Day. Who doesn’t love banana splits. There are couple others I didn’t mention, but you get the idea. Oooooo-Weeeeee (I hope that is how you spell that) I have been having fun with this theme!
This past weekend I painted an ice cream truck. Let me know if the comments if the paint design reminds you fo something. ;-)
I also used my Sizzix die cutter to decorate the truck. That was a super fun experience. I actually got excited when I made the ice cream cone. When I ran the paper and die cut through the Big Shot it made slight cuts in the cone to make it look as real as possible. I forgot to take a picture of it all my itself. I will post a picture in the next day or two so you can see what it looks like.
The truck the I purchased is actually a kit for kids. It comes with paint, stickers, and the truck (of course). I didn’t use any of the supplied, I used my own because I had my own idea as to how I wanted to paint it. **Don’t forget to comment below letting me know what kind of ice cream it reminds you of.**
That was pretty much it. I hot clued the back doors shut and the side flats / doors and glued the die cut outs on. Not too time consuming, mostly you just need to wait for the paint to dry so you can move onto the next part.
I hope you enjoy the pictures and maybe want to make your own ice cream truck. Below is a list of supplies I used in case you want to try painting your own ice cream truck.
Apple Barrel ? Decorart paint
Different styles of paint brushed that can get the job done
Made Modern Paint your own ice cream truck
Sizzix Big Shot Die cut machine
Scrapbook paper or your choice
Blue painters tape
Hot glue and glue gun
Have fun! Send me pictures when you are finished. I’d love to see your ice cream trucks.