Who hasn’t used a finger to write ‘Wash me!’
on a car’s dirty rear window?
See, there are so many ways to be creative!
No need to buy paint or pens — just head on out to the driveway and get busy doing
DIY Car Art!
(Yes, it’s crazy.)
Just washed the car? No problem.
Scott Wade, internationally known ‘Dirty Car Artist’ advises, “If you want to try it yourself, just get a little cooking oil, pour a little in your hand and spread as evenly as possible on the rear window of your wagon, hatchback, SUV or van. If you don’t have any fine, powdery dirt, you can use flour (whole wheat will look more like dirt). Grab a handful, aim your blow dryer, and blow the dust onto the window. Viola! You have a canvas for creating your own Dirty Car Art!”
Wade uses various paint brushes along with my favorite tool, hands. One ‘painting’ can take the him from forty minutes to four hours.
WARNING: DON’T DO THE FOLLOWING WITHOUT ASKING FIRST!
In brainstorming unique projects for my Kids’ Summer Art Workshop, I came across this idea for the kids to get cray-cray-creative! Seems the Mom had them use regular old tempera paints and brushes. Hard-handled brushes kind of scare me (do I hear scratching?). I would consider sponges instead.
I even went so far as to ask my amazing local car wash queen Sydni Gwinn of iWash Car Detailing, what her thoughts were on the project. She admitted it made her nervous and advised a ‘test patch’ first. Granted, my car is a 2000 Toyota Forerunner, but it has a good 60,000 miles left and I’d like it to stay white(ish?). She did agree to wash it when the kids were done and after I’d driven it around for a couple of days — good for advertising!
I’m still on the fence about it.
Here’s some car art I’m dying to try — but on the passenger side.
I hope you don’t have kiddos looking over your shoulder.
If so, lock up the art supplies until you set some ground rules.
‘Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘Insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble. — Hunter S. Thompson
TELL US —
Would you? Could you? Do you dare? (I know, I sound a bit like Dr. Seuss, don’t I?) If you dare, send pics please.
— Barbara Balkin, Founder and ARTkinIST