Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Subway Art: My Version

I have been seeing "Subway Art" pop up in blogs all over lately. I really like the look because I am a "collector of quotes" at least that is what my Strengths Profile tells me! ;)
I was cleaning out my craft room and found a scrapbook canvas behind the door that I had almost forgot about.
Here is what I did:
I used just reqular old spray paint to paint the canvas. It was already primed (white) but I didn't want it to be so bring white. I used "Heirloom White" by American Accents, love that color. It is a nice creamy white, like an antique, or an heirloom. I took it out into the yard and used some of that great paper dropcloth that Stampin' Up! sends us for free in our boxes to cover the grass. Last time I just painted right onto the grass, thinking it would mow right up, not recommended by my hubby.
After than I took contact paper and cut out letters. There are several ways you could do this, of course using your big shot is the easiest. You also can print out your letters on copy paper and then cut them out with your craft knife. That way may take a bit longer but you may want to mix up your fonts like I did. Then arrange into words. It just takes a while to get them all laid out straight. I used a clear grid to help me. The picture shows you what my canvas looked like once all the letters were applied.
Back out to the yard (hubby threw large drop cloth away) so some did get onto the yard. I sprayed the blue over top of the letters and the canvas.
I let the canvas dry for quite a while over an hour in the driveway, in the shade. Then I started the magic! I peeled off all the letters carefully......
Don't you just love it?! I do!! I am not sure where this is going to live for sure yet in my house but I will post pictures once I have it all set. Be inspired to make your own. Enjoy!


  1. I do love it! How cool that you cut those letters all out! Yikes! Great quotes, too!

  2. Thanks Tara! Following you from SC now.

  3. This is amazing! I am adding your blog to my reader to find more creative fun like this - thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

    Warmly, Michelle

  5. What is contact paper? Can you e mail me and explain? Please. I love this so much and want to try it!


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