This race car footprint wall art looks great on my son’s bedroom wall!
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My son and I are always looking for new ways to decorate his bedroom wall. The last picture we put up was a canvas that he commissioned from a Hot Wheels picture he’d seen online. It was soooo hard but I tried to accommodate his request!
To make this latest car-themed wall art, we painted a 8×8″ stretched canvas with Apple Barrel Granite Gray.
We gave it two coats then left it to dry overnight.
Next day we added the footprint car. I painted F’s right foot with Apple Barrel Bright Green Gloss paint. He seemed to enjoy the experience! (Actually I wanted him to use Apple Barrel Hot Rod Red Gloss because of the name – but he definitely wanted green).
Then I firmly pressed it onto the canvas. I had the baby wipes standing by and the paint came off really easily!
Once the paint had dried it was time to add some detail. I used Apple Barrel Snowflake to add the driver’s window and some exhaust fumes coming out the back.
I cut out a spoiler and flames from some metallic paper. For the flames I drew an orange outline, and cut it out with precision scissors. I glued it onto the red paper, let it dry, then cut out the outline again, slightly larger.
I glued the paper parts onto the canvas with Matt Mod Podge using a really handy roller that fitted onto my 2oz bottle!
I gave the whole canvas a coat of Mod Podge too.
Finally, to add a bit of texture I used a round cookie cutter as a template to mark out a circle on black craft foam. I used a 1″ paper punch to cut out two silver circles from the metallic paper, then glued them onto the craft foam. Then I glued them onto the car.
We both loved the final result and I know we’ll treasure this keepsake for a long time!
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