>Beaded DeLorean Suspension

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Thanks for all your comments on my last post! I didn’t really get far on my painting, but today I accomplished something that I had been wanting to do for awhile. I created a rear suspension for my beaded time-traveling DeLorean!

Back to the Future car DeLorean acrylics painting pop art bead embroidery
I was looking for a certain way to support this piece when it is stitched to a canvas. In the past I have used acid free matte board, but due to this piece’s natural curvature, I decided that it wouldn’t be ideal. So, I got a roll of metal fabric that looks much like a screen. Then, using a pair of wire cutters, I cut out the shape of my DeLorean.

Back to the Future car DeLorean acrylics painting pop art bead embroidery
Next, I lined it with felt because I don’t want any sharp edges to damage the threads on the back of my bead embroidery. Then, I stitched the entire piece of metal to the back of my beadwork.

Back to the Future car DeLorean acrylics painting pop art bead embroideryBeaded 2008 DeLorean time machine. 19″ x 6.5″.
Bead embroidery on felt & vinyl. Click image to enlarge.

It will be hard to photograph this until it is finished, but my goal is to stitch only each end of the DeLorean to a stretched canvas, leaving the center of it to curve outward in a convex manner.

Back to the Future car DeLorean acrylics painting pop art bead embroidery
If this actually works, there will be nothing supporting the center of the beadwork! And, it will pop out of the canvas by at least 3″! Now, that would be some serious suspension! It would also be an example of art meeting science once again…😀

9 thoughts on “>Beaded DeLorean Suspension

  1. >lol When I read you post title, I thought you were talking about the car’s suspnsion. It took me a minute to catch on. Wow, that is going to be fantastic. Such dimension! Can’t wait to see it.

  2. >Hi Robin! Thanks for your comments! It will hopefully make sense when it is complete, but my goal is to make the time machine appear that it is really coming out of the canvas toward you!😀

  3. >I must be lacking in scientific insight, because I can’t quite grasp what this suspension thing is like… popping out of the canvas by 3″????? I don’t know if it’s worth trying to explain in some other way, but I’d like to understand if you have the time to try. Thanks… Robin

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