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Friday, November 25, 2011

Subway Art

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We will recover from Thanksgiving today by putting up the Christmas tree.  Ha...not much of a recovery.  In the meanwhile, before my posts turn to Christmas, I wanted to share the Subway art I made for my daughter's new tween room.
Here's how I did it...
I started with a blank canvas that I painted with two coats of Restoration Hardware Baby and Child Petal Pink, which is the color on the accent wall in my daughter's room.
Using my Silhouette machine, I cut out all of the words I wanted to use onto white vinyl.
Then I used clear contact paper as my transfer paper.  The best thing about the contact paper is that I could continue to move the words until I got the right layout.  The only difficult part was lining everything up to make it into a perfect rectangle.  

Once I was happy with the placement of all the letters, I used a card and I rubbed over each of the letter and then carefully pulled away the contact paper.   I used this card which was from some vinyl letters I bought a few years ago, but you could just use a credit card or a popsicle stick.
Then using a frame I had in the closet, I put the canvas upside down in the frame and secured it using duck tape.  For now I left the glass in the frame.  I like how it looks, although it made it much more difficult to get a decent photo.
It goes perfectly with the new "tween" look of the room.
I love how it came out.

Let me know what you think of my version of Subway Art.  
Have a great weekend.  

-Judy

5 comments:

adventuresindinner said...

Wow! What a thing for your kiddo to have. All the words that you want to represent what is important for her.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Very nice job! I love artwork that has special sentiment!

Sue said...

It's a keeper!

=)

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Very pretty subway art. I love it and I bet your daughter does too.

Dee

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Judy! I'm finally catching up with everyone after the Thanksgiving break. :-) The subway art looks so fantastic and I still can't get over how you transformed your daughter's room so seamlessly from little girl to "tween". It all looks beautiful!
Vanessa

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