Saturday, July 2, 2011

Subway art on a letter

Have I missed it?  The Subway art "train" I mean. Pun intended? Perhaps...

I have always said that one of the first projects I would complete once I got a Silhouette, was some Subway art.  Here is what I came up with...

I do not recall seeing this done on an actual letter before.  I did spend some time on Google to see if it came up, and I didn't find it.  

I had this initial for a long time in my stash.  When I saw it in the closet on my way to the vacuum, it struck me.  This is what it started out like...

I painted it with three coats of white gesso.  

While it was drying, I put my boyos to work.

I had them write a bunch of words that had to do with their "theme."  Son one has the baseball "R" above.  I will show you son two's "V" when I finish it up. 

I chose dark blue vinyl for all of the words and numbers--it works with the colors in his room.  

He kind of loves it.  How happy am I?

PS  Just so you know, I am offering these in my Etsy shop here.



  1. the fact that is the yankees is enough for me! Great idea! may have to steal (baseball) pun intended ;-)

  2. Hello fellow New Yorker (except I am currently in Georgia LOL). We will be moving to Canada in the next few weeks. I love how you put the subway art on the letter...especially with a subway series going on. Stopping by from Think Pink Sunday's linky party and your newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week:

    Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!! Hope you got to see the Macys fireworks :-)

  3. very fun! thanks for visiting my blog today!

  4. I've never seen subway art done like this before,either. Very creative! He must be so pleased. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so cute! I might have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. GO YANKEES! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  7. That's very cute Christine! I really like the subway art people do, but your idea to cover a letter is very cool.

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