Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Subway Art with Bible Verses

I recently finished a large custom order for some subway art featuring various Bible verses.
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This collection is four 16 x 20 canvases and two 20 x 24 canvases.  Here’s a quick tutorial…

I first designed the wording and layout on the computer. I used a photo editing software called PagePlus x4.  Then I cut out all the letters on my Cricut using repositionable contact paper.

Next I painted the canvases an heirloom white color before putting on the lettering.  Placing the letters is probably the most time consuming part of the process, along with designing the layout.
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Next up is a coat of black paint right over the lettering.
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After it dries, I used a spatula tool to gently lift the vinyl letters off the canvas.
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Lastly, I use a sand block to lightly distress the canvas edges and corners.
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Here’s a sneak peek of the finished project:
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Additional copies are available to order in my Etsy store.
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10 comments:

  1. I love them! You did a great job!

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  2. New follower here from http://brelynboutique.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for sharing! I love canvas art :) Looking forward to seeing more from Mud Pie Studio!

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  3. All of my favorite verses! Thanks for the tutorial on how to do these. LOVE THEM!!! Came here from Traci @ Beneath My Heart Blog.

    Marilyn C.

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  4. Every morning I ride train in going to my office and I love reading bible verses that are in the walls of some sub ways. It is really making me very peaceful.

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial...found you on Pintrest!!

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  6. Thank you for the tutorial. I was looking for a clean, easy way & ur way is great. Thanks again. Loved it

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  7. What a creative way to draw other people to Christ. It is subtle, but gets the message across to people who might not want others approaching them on the topic. My hat's off to you!!! Debbie
    http://bible-passages.blogspot.com

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  8. Did you use a roller to paint or spray paint? My edges bled real bad

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