Monday, October 8, 2012

birth stats subway art

I had so much fun linking up with AP for Project Pinterest last week that I thought I'd jump in again this week. Thanks for all the love on the yarn wreath last time!
This week I decided to tackle a project that I've been needing to do for approximately six months ;) Jaqs has had these empty canvases sitting on a shelf in her nursery, and I've gone through several ideas of what to do with them, but I finally landed on the perfect one. For one of them anyway. The other one shall remain unfinished for now. Maybe that will be next week's project!
Anyway here's the inspiration pin/tutorial:
Essentially, I just followed the directions that were posted and used Power Point to create my subway art. I downloaded several free fonts that I liked from the web. I had a lot of fun with it! The only thing I added was her birthplace. I saved the file as a JPEG then took that to Office Max and had them print it on card stock for me on standard paper size.
The canvas (12x15) itself used to have some bright red poppies on it, so I decided to "upcycle" it. It got a couple coats of antique white spray paint to start, then I painted the larger polka dots using THIS method (genius!). I used the wine cork itself to do the smaller polka dots. I then put a gray stripe along the sides to give it a finished look. Next, I mod-podged the print onto the canvas. I covered it twice to make sure the card stock didn't pull away or anything.
I am so happy with the way this little gem turned out! I think it's the perfect addition to Jaqsy girl's nursery! Now, any ideas for that second canvas??
the 'original'
I had so much fun making the first one that I decided to make a print of a different variety for my sister-in-law for her birthday. I saw this on Pinterest as well, but I didn't pin the original link. Whoopsy! I did this one the exact same way and mod-podged it onto an 8x10 canvas then striped the sides of the canvas as well. I think she liked it! :)

Thanks for popping over! Hope you like it!


7 comments:

Jenn said...

It's amazing what you can do with a little creativity and some mod-podge! I found 2 jars on clearance a couple of weeks ago - and you can bet that they left with me! Love the art!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the details! Look like I've got myself a project to start!

Beth Ann said...

Adorable- great job! Love the birth stats one- I think the side stripes are my favorite part! They really give it something extra! So cute!

Kar @allmylove.mommy said...

Nice work!! It does feel so good to get it done, right!!

Movin Momma said...

Great job!! I've been meaning to do this for my daughter's nursery and you made it look so easy!

Mommy Mandy said...

This is just stunning! You did such a great job!

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Ashley Paige said...

Ok, I totally want to run out and get what I need to make both of these this weekend! Love it- they both look AWESOME and what great gifts to give! Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up!

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