Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Day 349- "Heaven for Dead Cars"



On the 11th Saturday, 7th July 2012, Nathaniel and I made our own Supertree for our project.


I chanced upon this barren plastic branch the day after I had just finished a run at the Marina Bay Gardens where I took pictures of the Supertrees. This was what became of it after I plucked out all its plastic flowers for the blue garden. All the light bulbs in my head burst into flames when I saw the stem and I knew then we would have our own Supertree

This Supertree of ours would be made with licence plates, rusty exhaust pipes and steel parts.



I printed the licence plates with the words I wanted to use on a paper and then glued the paper onto a sheet of metal foil that was used as packaging for medication. I then painted the plates to give them a rusty and old effect.


Rusty Exhaust Pipes


 Rusty Steel Branches


Teedee was charged with arranging the words for the Supertree. Essentially, this Supertree was to double up as a huge signpost for the garden. 

One of the signs say: 

Project Junkyard by Nathaniel and Sans!







My favourite one by Teedee was 

WELCOME, DEAD CARS!



The thing that really pleases us both about this signpost though is how we are able to tell everyone that this junkyard project has now evolved into a

Heaven for Dead Cars.

23 comments:

CWPoppets said...

Hehe, great idea! Even some plates with your names. Your nephew must love your projects.

GB said...

Totally inspired! Love how you went from the supertree post to making your own. Love the tiny license plates and your little helper is absolutely adorable! :)

Piikko said...

Congratulations to you both for your awesomet project! Supertree is a great signature to your very special work what you made together.
Hugs to you and Nathaniel!
piikko
PS. Your rusty licence plates are perfect.

Drora's minimundo said...

Great!! The license plates are awesome. I love the expression on Nathaniel's sweet face as he seats there totally engrossed in your mutual project.
The "tree" was a fantastic find.
Hugs, Drora

The Old Maid said...

I love the name of your project!:) And all the licence plates are great! I am still admiring your endless imagination, dear Sam.:)
And I love your bookstands!lol.
Will try to email you soon.I too am curious what's up in Singapore.:)
Hugs and kisses from all of us:)

rosanna said...

Heee, sigh .... better in real than in pic and the pics are great!
As I already told you I love the signs tree :o))
Welcome back, tesorino

malu2 said...

Fantastica idea!!me gusta mucho.
Nathaniel es un alumno muy aventajado,siempre contigo!!
Besos de las Malu´s.

Ara said...

And the wonderful ideas keep coming! Love that you glued the printed plates to foil to give it that extra bit of realness! Your giant table looks like a crafters Heaven! hugs, Ara

Maria Ireland said...

Wow Sans Fantastic idea I love it. The printed plates are wonderful. I love all your amazing ideas. I bet Nat was delighted to be still involved.
Hugs Maria

Ilona said...

Hi Susan! I've been away from blogging for a while and I had to read a lot what happened in the blogosphere. Besides that: also been working on miniatures :D!!
I am happy to see again my little "friend", Nat, concentrated working on the table on his SUPER TREE. What a gorgeous idea and result, I LOVE it! Fantastic!
Hugs, Ilona

BiWuBär said...

In a way I've not been surprised you made your own supertree now... ;O) Your supertree is really super, those plates are stunning - but what I like the most is the project's new name. Not only that it's a perfect choice... but you know I've always considered this piece of art has nothing in common with a junkyard.

Hugs
Birgit

Daydreamer said...

Oh What an Awesomely PERFECT Idea!!! I LOVE the Supertree covered in Rusted License Plates with Wonderful and Divine Words!!! I Smiled to see the Vermont Plates (Where I lived for so many years and still go to work !)But giving Nathaniel the job of positioning them is Brilliant! Children are so Amazingly Creative with those tasks.... and Nate did an Awesome Job! Of Course this is Heaven for Dead Cars... that is Just SO PERFECT!!!

Susan said...

Haha! Made me smile :) Love the supertree, love the rusted plates!! Clever lad Nathaniel.

Plushpussycat said...

What a great name for it: Heaven for Dead Cars! Now that's super fun! xo Jennifer

Asuka Sakumo said...

Oooooo, I've been following the Project Junkyard and I really love to see the progress. And (maybe) this is my most favourite part of all! I'm always amazed by how you can paint to make it look rusty. You must have been so proud of Nathan :)

Ascension said...

Cualquier coche desearia pasar sus ultimos dias en esa fantastica chatarreria!!!!
Que arbol mas original, me encanta toda la imaginacion que habeis puesto en este gran proyecto.
Me encanta!!!!!!!!
besitos ascension

Ana Anselmo said...

this is so funny, the plates are super fantastic!!!!!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Oh Sans, I love that tree that you and Nat have made! I can see how much fun Nat is having constructing it. Very fun project for sure. :)
Hugs

Norma said...

It's awesome!! The Supertree idea is really interesting, yours is a masterpiece.

Ana García said...

¡Que fantástica idea y que estupendo resultado!

Me ha gustado mucho esta idea, Sans.

Felicidades por tu creatividad.

Un abrazo.

Amy said...

Sans, how is it possible that you and Nat are managing to make so much "music" with this project! It's like a melody growing more and more complex, but still full of fun and imagination. I would never have imagined the resting place for cars turning into such an amazing, personal garden, complete with a tree. I think that if we all had aunts like you when we were young, we would all be artists at what we do...

Margriet said...

What a wonderful tree, I love it!
I'm sure Nat really enjoyed this part of the project!

Sorry for being so late to comment...I just had so many blogs to read after coming home from our wonderful vacation!!

Virginia Isabel CoMa said...

Me gusta este árbol de matrículas. Ha quedado muy original.
Besujis!!!

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