This weekend I had a garage sale, after finishing my book I decided to work on a craft I’ve been wanting to try while sitting in my garage, this made for interesting pictures but I think the project turned out pretty good!
I’ve seen this new “Subway Art” on a lot of different blogs lately, I can’t tell you which one inspired me or which one was the first but its out there. However I haven’t seen one that have instructions on how to do it. So I thought I would give it a try and let you know how it went.
~I started off with a glossy finished 12×12 tile. I had it in my stash for another project that just never panned out.
~I used my Cricut and Gypsy to pick out different fonts and shapes and have them all print out on the same 6×12 piece of vinyl. At this point I didn’t do a lot of measuring since there was nothing on the tile but I did know I wanted my center word to leave the edges open for vertical words.
(See this is in my garage, that pink shelf is going to get a makeover and be in my office soon!)
~After I had set the first couple words I continued to use the gypsy to make the words the right size. I would measure the space I wanted a word to fit and would change the width to match, then the gypsy would automatically calculate the height needed I then checked the height to make sure it would still fit and make any adjustments necessary. I made this whole thing using only 2 6×12 inch vinyl sheets!
~I used a specical Creative memoreies tool to place them all on the paper straight, I decided not to show you this step since you can’t buy it anymore.
~Here it is after I placed the first word. I used a dry erase marker and a ruler to mark the center and help me place this first decal.
~All done, it was pretty time consuming but I really like the results, only one quston shoud I move the word Harvest down more and remove the leaf decal? I don’t know if I can handle that un-eaven spacing….