Valentine's Day Subway Art

If I were to sum this project up in one word it would be flexibility. It didn’t go at all the way I had originally planned, but it still turned out pretty neat in the end. And I even learned some valuable lessons along the way.
I wanted to a project that involved my new Silhouette Cameo my husband got me for my birthday and since I put my Valentine’s Decorations up this week. I decided something pink was in order. I settled on a Valentine Subway Art project.
Now, in the beginning, I had planned on doing a crackle paint project. This is Plan A, and the supplies I gathered:

I gave the wood plaque a coat of the Americana Acrylic paint in Carousel Pink and let it dry 24 hours. Then I applied the Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Crackle Effect in smooth even strokes and let that dry and followed it with a coat of Americana Acrylic paint in Warm White. Now…, if you have been following the weather at all, Louisiana and most of the southern states have been getting dumped on with rain. As a result, the LESSON I LEARNED the hard way, this particular crackle effect medium does not work in high humidity conditions.
So on to Plan B: I gave it ANOTHER coat of the Americana Acrylic paint in Carousel Pink and let it dry and followed with a coat of Americana Acrylic paint in Warm White. Nothing another coat of paint can’t fix, right!!! ; ) After it was dry I sanded the edges and distressed it up a little.

I found a file on the Silhouette website that I liked (hey, I’m a rookie, I’m not about to create my own just yet) and cut it out. Let me tell you that machine is ridiculous! Even my husband is in awe of the Cameo! It is so awesome! To quote Woody from my son’s favorite movie Toy Story, “If you don’t have one, GET ONE!” hehehehe, I just love that movie :) 
Once your letters are cut out, grab a cup of coffee, or wine, diet coke whatever you like and pull up a chair because this part takes a little bit of time. With a glue pen, attach the letters to your wood plaque using the images on the cutting mat as your reference.
Add a little Mod Podge and let it dry to seal everything up and give it a shine.
And there you have it! What do you think? 

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Renee said...

I LOVE this! This is totally my kind of art that I would put up in my house. Amazing as always!!

Dawn Harmon said...

@ReneeThanks Renee! It has found its place in my kitchen. I must say, it looks pretty good in there! Thanks for the love! <3

the domestic fringe said...

Wow. I love this! Looks really fabulous. I need one of those special cutters you talked about. Very cool.


wide open spaces said...

You have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Check out the post here:
XO Brooke

Vanessa said...

Hi, Dawn

What a lovely sign. I love it. I found your lovely blog on Fireflies and Jellybeans link party. Just love your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by Have a great Friday.


Dawn Harmon said...

@the domestic fringeThank you very much! I am loving my new machine! I just wish I had more time to play with it!!! :)

Dawn Harmon said...

@VanessaThanks Vanessa! I always appreciate new followers! :) And I am happy to return the favor and stop by your site as well! Have a great weekend and thanks again!

Dawn Harmon said...

@wide open spacesThanks for the nomination Brooke! I'll get a post up just as soon as I can. The 'raisingkids' part of my namesake has me potty training my three year old right now. :) I'll get it posted soon! Thanks again!

Brenda said...

Love it!! :)

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