Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beach Subway Art

I created my first subway art for my beach themed living room. I read through numerous blogs trying to figure out how people made their words. I was going to use vinyl, but I decided against it. I haven't used my Cricut yet with vinyl and I am not sure how to apply it.

I used my Cricut to cut out the words on clear contact paper. I would apply the contact paper to my board, paint it and pull the contact paper right off. The longer the contact paper was left on the more it bleed. I learned half way through to take my paint bottle, rub it all over my word to get out all the air bubbles. I wanted more of a chabby chic, distressed look. I was about 3/4 through the entire project and I ran out of words. I sent some text to family and friends. The rest of the words came from them.

Once all the words were painted on the board I let everything dry. Then I took white paint, brushed it over portions of the words, took my fingers and rubbed off the paint. This help create a more distressed look.



4 comments : said...

It looiks really good. Have you tried wordle? It could give you ideas for word arrangements, but I think you've done a fab job!


Stephanie said...

Very cute! I am in the process of figuring out the best way for me to do subway wall art.


The DIY Show Off said...

Super cute! You did a great job! I love it!

Have a great week!


lacey said...

you shoulda spelled fish ... fisch lol