My world-traveling son has been living away from home for two years! He's returning soon & as a surprise, I'm redecorating his room.
I've tried to use grown-up elements, yet still have a sense of fun.
A while ago, Pottery Barn started the "SUBWAY ART" or "BUS ROLL" trend.
I learned to make my own from the fabulous Jen at Tatertots & Jello.
First, I collected the addresses of the places Jeff has lived
while in England & the some of the places he has visited.
Apparently, I'm the only one who doesn't have a Cricut machine, so-o-o
I used my word processing program to make the words.
To do this: first type the words as usual, then select them & choose a white-colored font. Leave the text selected & make the background dark by highlighting it in black.
Make sure to use different fonts & point sizes as you go.
(I typed a period and a space before & after the words so that the black highlighting extended out beyond the letters.)
Cut out the words in strips. If white is showing on the edges, color with a matching marker.
I used a 24 x 36 inch deep edge canvas & spray painted it black before affixing the words.
I attached the word strips with Mod Podge. (Use a ruler to make sure they are straight.)
It looks great if you wrap the words around the edges of the sign here & there.
Another neat effect is to splatter white paint for an aged look.
In the next post, I'll show you the completed room.