Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Yesterday I said I would share how I made my subway art.

Well, here goes my first tutorial.  I hope my pictures and written directions are clear.  If you have any questions feel free to email me.


What you will need:

your canvas/wood or surface of your choice
stylus, pen or pencil whichever you like to work with
your printed wording or saying
mat board
graphite paper

I have chosen to  use the scripture reference to show you how I did this .  Here are my materials.

I use my mat board so that I don't ruin the table top I am working on.  First, I printed out my wording  then I  took my canvas and my graphite paper and my printed wording and started tracing away.  Here is how it looked before I started tracing.  I placed my graphite paper down and then placed my wording on top of that where I wanted it .  Then I started tracing the outline of the letters and numbers with my pen.

The next step makes me giddy...cause I am an instant gratifaction gal when it comes to projects. Once you finish tracing and pick up your graphite paper and your wording here is what you are left with.

There is my wording that is now transferred on to the canvas.  Pretty cool, huh?

All that is left to do now is fill in your traced letters with some paint.

       Then sit back and admire your handiwork.

Please share if you decide to make your version of subway art with my tutorial.  I would love to see what you come up with.Pin It Now!


amandajean said...

I'm going to have to try this someday. I have way too many bare walls in my house. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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Samantha2818 said...

This looks great - thanks for the tutorial. I bought some of that paper ages ago but have been too scared to try it. You make it look really easy and I love the font you chose.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is fabulous!! I will have to try it! Thanks for your visit today, hope your enjoying your day :)
Take care

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it.