Monday, November 17, 2008

Transportation Alphabet Wall Art

You'd think I'd be tired of decoupaging by now . . . . but when it's so inexpensive and relatively easy it's a shame not to do it.

Using canvases, scrapbook paper left over from these, a little clip art and some Mod Podge, I created six 12 x 16 canvases for under $10.

These are thin canvases. They come in a 3 pack for $3.99. I didn't like the stark white of the canvas. I taped off the edges and painted it an antique white, leaving a 1 inch border of the original white. I haven't decided if I'm going to frame them or glue some saw toothed picture hangers to them and call it a day.

I "googled" transportation clip art to find my images. A lot of education websites have royalty-free images. It works a little better if the images are in profile and are simple.

I copied and pasted them into Word and played around with the sizing. I printed out the images on card stock to use as a pattern. For the letters, I found a font I liked and printed them in "outline mode" right onto the scrapbook paper.

I decoupaged everything down and that was it! You really could do just about anything - animals, sports or girly things.

My nephew just celebrated his first birthday! Zeke, if you're interested in having some new art for your walls, just let me know. Happy Birthday!

I'm a little late to join, but I just found out about Just a Girl's, I Can Make That Party. These canvases are definitely something that you could make! There are so many great ideas - go check them out!


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

So crafty! SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, I am so inspired! I think I will definitely be copying you to create some new art for my new baby's room once he/she is born and we know if it will be trucks and trains or flowers and butterflies! :)

Tricia said...

Thanks for visiting my blog tonight! :) So glad to find yours. {I must say I'm a huge Blissfully Domestic stalker...such a cool site!} Oh, and I love your canvas idea. I have a stack of those in the closet ready for a project. I think I'll do something similar for the kids playroom. Thanks for the inspiration.

Christian said...

This is very cute! We are moving soon, and I would like to try this for the kids new rooms! Thanks for sharing the idea!

Chris said...

This. is. brilliant! My head is swirling with options for this right now! Thank you for sharing this with us!

KatherineMarie said...

Love love love this idea! Thanks you oh so much for the inspiration. Where did you find such cheap canvas? We have michales and hobby lobby here and they are way more expensive than 3.99!
Can't wait to try this for our playroom.