I was so motivated when I saw this tutorial from From Gardners 2 Bergers. Becca did a great job on her instructions...but I still couldn't figure it out! I played around with my Word program but I really didn't have any luck. I had to talk myself into this "I am a smart girl, right?" add that with the fact that I really, really wanted some of this art in my house! So I started looking at photo editing sites. I finally settled on iPiccy.com
Once you are on the site you have the option to create a new blend. Then you just choose fonts and sizes and go to town. I created the whole piece....it took me awhile. I ended up choosing fun words from our home town. Then I save the image on a U-drive.
Then I hit another road block. Becca finally found a Staples that did an engineers print. Well I don't have a Staples by me. I called the Office supply store closest and they had no idea...great! We do have Office Max and Office Depot, I so cannot remember which one ended up having this BUT THEY DO!!!
I didn't have the best little gal in copies at the store; really I got all of her life stories and different stories of her having to deal with customers when she is really hungry because it is almost lunch time! (For real) (I am not kidding) They didn't know what an engineers copy was but I just explained that there was a black and white copy that I can get really big for really cheap, lol! Luckily she finally figured it out!
After about an hour and a half, and yes I came home with 2 because she couldn't get it to print the full 30x40. She said I will have to come back and someone that knew a little more would have to help me....let's face it, I was spent! Mine ended up being 24x24.
I was super excited but then these prints sat and sat at my house!
Yesterday, I pulled out the jigsaw and trimmed a piece of thin plywood for my backing.
Next I flipped it over to attach the edges.
This should be sealed with a spray sealer for paper; yeah I haven't done that yet! I don't think anyone will touch it up on the wall, but the black does rub off when you do.
You can see this as you walk in my front door; makes me smile every time! Love it!
So what do you think of Subway Art? Do you love it or hate it?