Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Subway Art Canvas

While scrolling through Pinterest the other day, I came across Amy Lou's Blog and her amazing art.  So.... I decided to give it a try and this is what I came up with.
I found a set of 2" vinyl letters at my local craft store on sale for $1.99 so I picked them up along with a 12"x14" painters canvas. I tore several pages from an old book and used Mod Podge to overlap and adhere them to the canvas.
Make sure you cover the canvas completely with the Mod Podge and book pages. Lay the letters down on top of the canvas. Because the Mod Podge makes the canvas shiny the letters will stick, but not permanently. Choose your favorite color of acrylic paint and paint the entire canvas, right over top of all the letters.
Once the paint is dry, lift the letters from the canvas. And there you have it. A very easy type of subway art.   I used my sanding tool and distressed the edges of the canvas so that a small amount of the canvas and lettering showed through.
Use your imagination and your favorite names or quotes and create a few. They are fast, easy and very inexpensive. Would make a wonderful addition to your baby's nursery with a line from a favourite children's book or the baby's name. You can use a multitude of papers as the background, your favorite scrapbooking papers, magazine pages, newspapers, pages from an old music book.... The list goes on and on.

1 comment:

Jen said...

You are so crafty Val! And good at following through! I see lots of things I want to make but I need to actually start making them! Lol. Great job!