I just love the "subway" art that I see on Pinterest and Etsy, so I thought I would start with that project.
I thought this pin was a unique take on all the projects out there,
so used it as my inspiration.
Here is my project:
Here's what I did differently from the original tutorial:
1. No Cricut machine (so sad!), so print letters, cut out letters, trace letters on contact paper and cut out letters.
2. I used a 5x5 artist canvas instead of wood
3. I didn't distress the canvas after painting
All in all, it still didn't take me too long. I placed the letters on the white canvas and painted it grey. The letters adhered to the canvas fairly well, but I still was very careful around the edges. I then cut out a heart on contact paper, placed the outline (the relief?) on the canvas and used a stippling brush to paint the heart. By using a stencil brush on the heart I had the total happy accident of the paint not leaking under the letters like it did with the grey. It caused this highlight effect that makes the lettering stand out a little more on the heart.