Monday, May 14, 2007

Art car v2.2

My first and second visions for turning my 1993 Honda Accord into an art car have proven to be unworkable, so I have a new implementation of an old idea: I'm going to decoupage quotes onto the car and seal it with some sort of acrylic or polyurethane sealer to make it waterproof.

My second plan was to use letters cut from bumper stickers to make the quotes, but there just aren't that many free bumper stickers out there, so it finally occurred to me to cut the letters out of magazines, ads, and other found objects and decoupage them onto the car. The background for each quote will be a different piece of colored or patterned paper so that observers can tell the quotes apart. Last night I bought some scrapbooking paper at Costco, and then I came home and started cutting out letters. I'm sorting and storing them in a many-sectioned tool organizer. I've been collecting quotes for some time, although I'll probably need more than I think I will. Feel free to suggest your favorite quotes in the comments.


Anonymous said...

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
- - George Bernard Shaw

Anonymous said...

I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that
Eleanor Roosevelt

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to
Groucho Marx

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered
whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
Douglas Adams.

I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Oprah Winfrey.