Posted by Katie smith / 3/25/2015 / 4 Comments / crafting
Pine Wood Derby Car Makeover- Steampunk Space Ship
Welcome to the Pine Wood Derby Car Makeover Blog Hop!
Let's start off this blog post with a little background story- when I was a kid my Dad and I did some pinewood derby racing. He's an engineer, so our cars not only won a lot (not bragging, I'm just saying... My Dad knew how to make them!) but I also had lots of fun making them. I had a penguin car, a beaver car, etc.
So when my friend Tina asked if anyone was interested in doing some mixed media cars, I said "yes!".
Here are all of our cars, you can find the links to all of our blog posts at the bottom of this post.
It took me a few days to decide just what I wanted to do with my car. I mean, there are just so many options! In the end though, I decided to make it a steampunk style spaceship (sort of Firefly style, because I was pretty sure I couldn't make it look like the Enterprise).
I started by covering it in some embossed foil (learn how to emboss foil here) I had laying around. I used alcohol inks to add some color and adhered the foil on.
The wings, the strip on the back end and the tear drop shaped embellishments are made from resin and that is a wooden spoon on the front end.
I'm pretty pleased with the end result and now this can go with the cars I made as a kid!
What would you decorate your car as?