Sunday, April 13, 2008

Painting the Car Tire Taiko Drums

Painting car tires can be fun and scary; a cool pattern emerges instantly but if you have too much paint it can sink into the cracks and never come out. We tried brushes, pads and eventually brayers (rollers for printmaking).

We decided to make giant rubber Froot Loops for the color scheme by having everyone use the primary colors (Red Blue Yellow) and mixing secondary colors to get a rainbow range. This actually made for some fancy textures and will look great from a distance or close up. The idea next week is to wrap these tires tightly with 3M sealing tape to make drums, so this is our only chance for decoration.

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