About a month ago I was blog-hopping and found a tutorial for subway art that was a beautiful quote from Mother Teresa. I almost bought the file in the blogger’s Etsy shop. But I decided to wait. Christmas was coming up and I wouldn’t have time to make it for while anyway.
Less than a week later, I got my groopdealz email and low and behold, the same file was the deal of the day. The blogger was using her file to raise money for a family who had recently lost their baby. The original idea and tutorial came from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar. You can find the website with the tutorial that I used here.
I had it printed at Staples for $2.99 as a blue print. In her tutorial, she mounted the print to lightweight mdf board and built sides for it. Since I don’t exactly have a way to cut boards I found a 2’x3′ canvas at Michaels (using a 50% off coupon) and decided to try using it instead.
I got my little helper to paint the sides of the canvas black so it would match the print.
The I used a Krylon spray adhesive to attach the print to the canvas. I wasn’t impressed with the spray adhesive. The top part of the nozzle fell off in my hand leaving a bubbly glue disaster.
Getting the print lined up perfectly (and without bubbles) on the canvas is the hardest part. I used my personal spray painting booth for the glue spraying.
When it dried, there were all these ripples on the paper. You can sort of see them if you look at the area near the door in the picture above. I was bummed. I don’t know if it would have done that if I’d used the mdf.
But I pressed forward anyway and modge-podged the crap out of that bad boy. (Don’t you love four year old photography?)