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rockyturtle
« on: March 20, 2009 12:42:44 PM »

First off, i'm not sure where this goes...
I'm a terrible artist, so this about as artsy as i get

This summer, my sister moved away, and I got her car!!!
Well one thing let to another, and I busted her front hubcap Undecided

I needed to replace her (badly) broken hub, but i didn't want the same old thing
Nor did I want spinners, because that would look terrible on her car...

So I spent waaaaaaay more than need be, got some supplies, and painted away!
She loves dragonflies(and they aren't too hard to draw), so naturally that's what i ended up painting

This took a grand total of a week to do...(nobody told be how LONG it took for oil paint to dry, so most of that was just waiting...and i of course had to do 3 layers on the dragonflies)

Now, no one would be mistaking my car for anyone else's!
(I can honestly say I have never seen anything like this before....so i'm super proud  Grin)

detail shot, which is pretty darn true to it's color


(i'm not bothering to post every wheel, even though each dragonfly was different)

the whole thing



and a super over exposed picture!



comments appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 12:51:56 PM »

Excellent IDEA!! looks really cute.
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rockyturtle
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009 01:48:04 PM »

thanks!
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009 03:21:58 PM »

Awesome awesome awesome.  Grin *wants painted hubs Sad* Do you think spray paint would work?
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rockyturtle
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009 03:32:43 PM »

Awesome awesome awesome.  Grin *wants painted hubs Sad* Do you think spray paint would work?

i haven't a clue if it would work, it probably would (i've never used spraypaint before)
i didn't use spraypaint, because i didn't like the colors my hardware store had

this was all just an experiment that worked out!
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OnePinkHippo
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009 05:45:20 PM »

Awesome awesome awesome.  Grin *wants painted hubs Sad* Do you think spray paint would work?

i haven't a clue if it would work, it probably would (i've never used spraypaint before)
i didn't use spraypaint, because i didn't like the colors my hardware store had

this was all just an experiment that worked out!

I'll check with the boyf on that. This might be a good project for when the weather warms up. Though I need to replace my fourth hub.  Tongue

Try Wal-Mart for spray paint. At mine, they have every color you can think of, like peach and turquoise.
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