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Harry Potter Canvas Subway Art


I just finished this project last night. I have to say I love how it turned out! We are huge Harry Potter fans in this house, so, after finding a similar idea online (it was a digital print found HERE on etsy) I decided to make it into a canvas subway art project for my sons room. I used a 16x20 canvas. I mixed gesso and a tiny amount of light tan acrylic paint to prepare the background surface. I wanted it to look a little "aged", so I made it look a bit streaky. I even used my fingers and rubbed some of the tan color around the edges. I let it dry completely, and then started to place the vinyl lettering on. If you've ever tried putting vinyl on canvas, it's a pain. The gesso really helps in giving the vinyl a little more to adhere to. That's the best way I can describe it. :)

I printed the vinyl in three colors. The chocolate brown was done in one piece, the tan and burgundy were printed out and then placed on in separate pieces. I sealed the entire canvas with a good coating of matte mod podge. I may add a little more of an "aged" look to the edges, but for now, I am in love with it! I'm pretty sure my son is going to love seeing it hanging on his bedroom wall!

3 comments:

Avalaurie86 said...

This is a really cool looking sign. I love the different fonts and colors that are put on the canvas. I've always wanted to have a something like this around my room. http://www.sierrasignsaz.com/company.php

Marlie Davidson said...

What a fun idea for using vinyl! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mandi said...

Thank-you for the compliments! It was a lot of fun to make and we just love the variety of fonts and graphics in it.

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