Thursday, October 6, 2011

Trick or Treat

I hope that you all have been enjoying the Halloween fun as much as I have!  Today I will be showing off my latest creation...SUBWAY ART!  Wooohooo!  I picked up this AWESOME  Halloween vinyl from Groop Dealz offered by http://www.mytreehousetreasures.com/.  If you haven't seen their stuff I totally recommend you popping on over there to check them out (and maybe getting your own Halloween Subway art...I'm just sayin').

So here is what I started with...
I ran to Hobby Lobby and snagged me an 11 x 14 canvas for 40% off!  That's right...shopping the deals!  I had some orange paint and some orange ribbon and what crafter doesn't own a glue gun and tons of paint brushes???  I stared at my blank canvas for about an hour trying to decide how I wanted to paint it.  Such the quandary...do I go all orange...do I paint stripes...do I even want it to be orange???  UGH!  In the end I decided that

1) yes, I do want it to be orange
2) I want it all orange and
3) stripes might look kinda cool. 

See...still undecided.  I had nothing to loose at this point so I busted out the old paint brush and dipped it in the orange paint...then I wiped the paint off the brush.  Here is what it looked like when I finished.

Kinda cool huh?  A little bit stripey (is that a word?) and a little bit not.    I let it dry over night...cuz it was after 9:00pm and I was pretty tired.  After it dried I applied the vinyl to the canvas like so.
I rubbed it on using a credit card to ensure it all stuck to the canvas.  FYI if you haven't done this before its not as easy as it looks.  I didn't realize that a springy canvas would not be the best back drop for my vinyl but in the end...
IT WAS SO TOTALLY WORTH IT!  I love the way you can see a little bit of white peeking through on the canvas.  Mr. AKM calls it abstract.  I have to agree :) 

And since I'm a little anal about how my edges look on things I couldn't leave this as is so I had to add a little ribbon to trim it all out...this is where my trusty glue gun came in handy.  Check it out!

So what do you think?  Think you can do it?  HECK YEA!  Go to it and tell me how it turns out!

I am linking this up to several parties...go check them out!




 



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~Angi

5 comments:

  1. this is perfect love subway art and this is very festive for that spooky night come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  2. I really like the paint job on this! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on Sunday! Have a great weekend.
    Jenn :)

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  3. Awesome! I hope you will link this up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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