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.



UndertheTableandDreaming


10 comments:

  1. the fact that is the yankees is enough for me! Great idea! may have to steal it...no (baseball) pun intended ;-)

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  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: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-pillows.html

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

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

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

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

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  6. GO YANKEES! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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  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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