Now that the under color has been applied to the Caravan, it was now time to start to add the top-coat and begin the aging process. The first color (purple) was applied because I wanted a strong color beneath the crimson that would really show through and look a bit out of place.
|Ward adding the first layer of crackle finish to the side of the Caravan|
Ward and I started to add the crackle medium in LARGE doses, all over the Caravan.
|I am adding crackle coat to the front|
We had to work fast and also did a few tests first, to make sure that we could crackle such a huge surface.
|It was a tense hour as we applied the crackle, hoping to HELL it would work.|
Once the secret crackle medium was applied and begun to dry, Ward took a large spray gun and started to paint the top-coat onto the sides.
|Applying the crimson top-coat|
At first we did not see much happening to the paint... but over an hour, it started to crackle reeeal nice.
|Let the cracklin' begin!|
During this time, Jess was painting more wooden lettering for the Caravan, because I wanted alot of 3-D wood on the Caravan. Jess was a great help in getting the crackle done in record time, as she took one end of the Caravan I took another and Ward worked the side, so we finished the crackle coat all at the same time. This was very helpful because, the application of the top-coat had to happen all at once with no real breaks or the finish would not match up.
|Jess painting more letters|
The lettering was then attached and was then aged to match the rest of the Caravan.
|Lettering started and I have begun the aging process|
We also designed and built doors to cover the mysterious machine when it was not in use.
|EVERYTHING was made from scratch, NO store bought doors.|
The doors were then painted and attached to the Caravan.
|The doors are to be aged and strange images will be painted on them|
It was fun aging the Caravan, there were so many nooks and crannies to play with. And I added many different layers of subtle color into the cracks and wood grain.
|This is just the beginning of the details to come....|
The story continues in Part 9