Good morning. I didn’t exactly mean to take a few days break from this space, but James has had the flu and has been confined to his room since Saturday afternoon. I am thankful to report that he is doing a lot better today.
However, my little Janna is croupy today but appears to be handling it well. So, if you could say a little prayer for my kiddos I would so appreciate it.
Anyway, today I have something exciting to share with you. Have you seen all of the subway art that is all over the place? Well, being the DIY’er that I am, I decided to figure out how to make my own scriptural subway art for Valentine’s Day.
I enjoy Valentine’s Day, but I always try to make sure my children know that God’s gift of Jesus was the best Valentine of all. That is why I chose to use the verse John 3:16 for this project.
If you would like to print your own, I have made it as an 8×10 size. Simply click the link below to get the PDF file.
All I ask is that you do not sell or host this file on your site. If you use it and post about it on your blog I would love for you to link back to this post so that others can print it out, too. Thanks!
I do suggest that you make sure your printer is set to “no scaling” or “scaling: none” before printing.
Now, you can easily print out the page and put it into a frame. But, if you are feeling adventurous you may want to try something different like printing the design onto tissue paper and applying it to a canvas. Here’s how.
- Subway Art
- Tissue Paper
- 1 Piece of Card Stock
- Transparent Tape
- Color Printer
- Mod Podge
- 8 x 10 Canvas
- Black Paint (optional)
- Foam Brush (optional)
1. Cut the tissue paper so that it is a few inches larger than the piece of card stock. (You can iron the tissue paper if it is wrinkly. Yes, you really can. )
2. Tape the tissue paper to the card stock.
3. Insert the tissue paper covered card stock into your printer’s bypass tray and print it.
Or, if you can’t figure out if your new printer has a bypass tray, try putting it in the paper tray and pray it doesn’t jam. This may have happened to me.
4. Once you have it printed out, cut the tissue paper so that it is the right size for your canvas. You can even cut through the card stock if you don’t want to risk ripping it by taking the tape off.
5. Apply a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the 8 x 10 canvas. Smooth out the Mod Podge so that it is even (not globby like my picture).
6. Carefully place the tissue paper on top of the canvas and smooth out any air bubbles.
7. Let the Mod Podge dry. Then, you can either hang the canvas up as is, or you can paint around the edges with black acrylic paint to give it a finishing touch.
I ended up with a little wrinkle on the “E” in the word believeth, but it isn’t really distracting from the overall effect.
Not only am I sharing the full size print, but I also made an 8 1/2 x 11 half fold card and a smaller card (4 on a page) that you can print and give this Valentine’s Day. Woohoo!
Someday I may share how I created this design, but in the meantime I thought some of you might like to know which fonts I used. You can do a search for them if you don’t already have them installed on your computer. They were all free fonts, but I don’t have the time right now to track them all down for you. Maybe another time.
Well, that about does it for this craft. If you have any questions please let me know. Also, if you liked this project and free printable please like it on Pinterest and/or share it on Facebook by clicking one of those handy buttons below or at the top of this post. Thanks!
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