I’ve decided it is finally time for me to jump on board the vinyl craze! I have had some vinyl for a few years and actually made an etched block decoration as a Christmas gift 3 or 4 years ago, but have done nothing with it since. I really like all the subway art projects on craft blogs and in stores so I thought I’d give that a try. My project is actually scraplifted from a sign I saw at church last Sunday. 🙂
First I painted an 8×10 canvas with 2 coats of acrylic paint and set that aside to dry. Next I created the phrase in Design Space using a font from the CTMH Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge. I used my Explore to cut the phrase out in Cricut vinyl and then applied it to the painted canvas.
I had trouble getting the vinyl to come off the transfer tape and stick to the canvas. I even added a layer of Mod Podge to see if that would help, but it didn’t. It took a long time to peel each letter off and press it on the canvas. Maybe I needed a different type of vinyl? Anyway, I finally got it adhered. I applied 2 more coats of Mod Podge because I do not want those letters to ever come off! As an added touch I put a border at the bottom and the top. I finished it off by sanding slightly on the brown paint to give it a distressed look.
Overall I’m happy how it turned out. I made a couple other similar projects last weekend also. Instead of leaving the vinyl on the canvas, I used the letters as a stencil and painted over them. I removed the letters before the paint was completely dry to avoid causing cracks in the paint. Here are the other two I made.
Thanks for joining me on my vinyl saga!