Who knew that the tricycles of yesteryear could be such dangerous speedsters? Well it is clear to see that no matter how many traffic rules are posted, this little guy is going to leave everyone in his glittery dust.
I am Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope and I was inspired to make this wall hanging after my serendipitous discovery of the Architextures tricycle ephemera, the chipboard bicycle and my vintage tricycle rider.
Tutorial on How to Vintage Tricycle Rider Altered Art
A nifty thing about this project is if you don’t want to make a wall hanging, you could easily adjust the size to make a card instead.
Begin by tearing out a square of handmade paper that will be large enough to serve as a background for your tricycle. Add extra texture to the paper edges by pinching and pulling the fibers outward.
Wet a paintbrush with water, then cover the entire surface with Camel Glimmer Glam. Set aside to dry.
Cut an 8″ x 8″ square of chipboard and Wicked Gypsy Confections Log. Adhere the paper to the chipboard and set aside. Next, cut a smaller square of Burlap and fray the edges. Once it is dry, glue your painted handmade paper square in the center of the burlap.
Next paint the tricycle with gesso and dry with heat gun. Use a brown pen to color the tricycle a dark brown.
Cut out the little boy riding the trike and glue both he and the old-fashioned-bicycle-that-looks-close enough-to-a-tricycle into place. Adhere a gold star to the center of the wheel.
Color a piece of jute string dark brown and glue down in a swirly road pattern. Finally add in the trail of archival seeds and glitter.
I hope this tutorial inspired you to make something fun. Have a fantastic day! –Betsy
7gypsies Mini Ephemera -American Vintage
7gypsies Mini Ephemera-Gyspy Chronicles
Canvas Corp Burlap Shape Square
7gypsies Wicked Gypsy Confections Log
Tattered Angels Camel Glimmer Glam
Antique Bike set
Tricycle rider from Snarky Ancestors #2
Honey Passion Archival Seeds
Brown pen to color jute string