Friday, March 25, 2011

Stencil Subway Art

It is spring brake for my kids. They have been home all week, and they are a little bored.  They had a Phineas and Ferb marathon one day. We went to the park and played with some friends another.  I think we have played the game Sorry about a million times.  My son has asked to do some craft project almost everyday.  Today, I said we can.  We did a fun craft for their room.  Subway art is very popular right now.  I thought we would do some subway art for their room above their dressers. Let me walk you through what we did.
 This is my oldest child.  He is the one that has been asking me to do crafts.   I had my husband cut MDF board 1/4 inch thick 12x12 inches.  You can also have you local home store cut it for you.  I just had extra wood at home.   Paint your board with craft paint.  My son loves comics, so he read comics when he was letting the paint dry.
 This is son # 2.  He loves green.  Can you tell?  He is 6.  I would say 6 years old is probably a little young for this project.
 This is the vinyl stencil we will be using. Rub the top of it with something hard like a credit card. Then peel the backing off.
 Place your vinyl stencil on the wood.  Rub the stencil down with something hard.
 Peel the top plastic cover off.  The stencil should stay.  If not, put the top cover back down and rub some more.
 Paint, paint, paint.  Just be careful not to go out of the lines.
 This is what it looks like when it is all painted.  When it is dry, peel the stencil off.
 This was the final result.  Lots of fun!
 This is sons #2 board.  I actually really like the stencil on the green.  We didn't even need to paint the board.  But we did.
 He had a great time painting.
 This is son #2 finished board.
Then I made one for a birthday party my daughter is going to next week.  Her best friend is turning 4.  I called his mom to get all of his favorite things.
In the next few weeks we will have some more fun stencils for you.  We are going to come out with seasons, and holidays.  This is a great project for Super Saturday, YW, family reunions, FHE... We also will be doing custom work. 

PS. If you see any miss spelled words, or grammar errors I am sorry.  I get a phone call from my mom every time I post, because I didn't spell something right or I used wrong grammar.  It is 11:15 at night.  I am a little tired, and the spell checker is broken. :)


Green Eyed Girl said...

They turned out great... the boys did a great job! I really need to try stenciling...thanks for sharing!

Danielle said...

Looks like you use regular vinyl? Did it peel off okay? Great idea!

The Tomlinsons said...

I LOVE Logan's tile!!! It looks so cute in his room, and it does a great job of telling who he is. Thanks so much!

Amanda Velarde said...

Question. I know nothing about crafts but i am trying to plan something for our upcoming super Saturday. Where did you the vinyl stencil? Thanks!

Vinyl Masterpiece said...

we make the stencil on

Candie said...

I would love to do this but can't figure out for the life of me how to make the stencil on the site mentioned. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Vinyl Masterpiece said...

I used a vinyl cutter program with my vinyl cutter to make this stencil.


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