Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brighten Up Your Subway Art

I absolutely love the subway art phase!  It is such a simple, clean and cute look!  It is a great accent with anything because it's never too busy.  I love love love the black with the cream lettering.  It is one of my all time favorites.  With all of the fun summer colors for summer in clothing and accessories I'm thinking why not brighten up my subway art for summer as well?

I used a 17" x 20" piece of MDF.  I painted it using Americana's Sea Breeze acrylic paint.  I usually like to stain over my signs to add an antiqued look to it.  When I made this sign though I had had a headache for four days though... so I wasn't up to smelling stain.  Instead I took some brown paint and watered it WAY down.  After I painted it over the top I took a paper towel and wiped off the excess paint and it was the perfect look! 

Originally I was going to put black lettering on, but I decided to go even bolder and try out the dark red letters over this green.  I love it!  It's fun to experiment and try new things.