I decided I needed to make a Family Rules Subway Art for my home, and then I went crazy and am making more subway art!!
I thought some others might like to download them also!
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The images are all size for an 8 x 10, I have printed a 11 x 14 and 16 x 20 I do have one that is size to 20 x 30, it just trims the images a bit.
We ended up using it for a RS Craft Day. See directions below for Craft
Here is a preview of just some of the subway art I offer
Realistic fishing simulator games. The resolution for these images are 4777 x 6120 (but the best print I got out if was a 16 x 20)
I sent the prints to Sam's Club it costs me under $6.00 to have the 16 x 20 print printed, I then took a board (I had left over from a unfinished RS Craft day project 🙂 - anyone else have any of those??) You could just add your print to a frame and be done (see picture above)
Just use good old craft paint
Wood or Canvas Frame
WOOD: Painted the board black- it was MDF, if you took a 4 x 8 sheet of the MDF plywood and but it to the size I show in my project, you could get 10 board out of one sheet, which is about $2.20 plus per board. you can cut the board shorter if you don't want the wholes for a ribbon. Otherwise drill house before painting.
CANVAS FRAME: you can buy these has a craft store, use your discount coupon and get a 16 x 20 for
just a few dollars.
you just paint the edges just the same and use Mod Podge to glue it on, don't forget you can make it out of water and Elmers glue! (see below)
I used the stuff you buy at the craft store, after painting the board black and letting it dry I painted a coat of Mod Podge to the board, then place the photo print on the board (I just eye balled it, but if you worry make some markings before, of where to put the edge of the photo.
I rubbed the photo make sure all the bubbles where out. Then added another coat of Mod Podge.(Mod Podge is crazy expensive. Make it yourself.)
Let dry and done!!! You could sand the edges a bit if you wanted.
Add ribbon and your done.
I’ve always been really interested in the free printables floating around the internet. I was convinced that it took some crazy graphic design skill to make them. While this may be true for some of the printables out there, a lot of them can be made on your own computer.
I used Microsoft Publisher (PC), but Pages (Mac) or PicMonkey would work just as effectively.
It’s a good idea to have a general layout of how your quote will look before you start. I like to figure out which quote will be on which line and words that I want to stand out.
In my case, I decided to have all of the words oriented horizontally, but you could choose to flip or angle some of your words.
I wanted to emphasize the words “Lord”, “rejoice”, and “glad”, so I changed the font, altered the size, or did both. To make a text box, go to the Insert tab and click Draw Text Box. Make each line of your text a different text box so you can adjust spacing between lines.
Choose whichever fonts you’d like, but for a simple printable I’d stick to no more than four fonts. I used three on my Psalms printable. If you would like it to be a subway art printable, line up all lines of font on the same edge. For me, the outside blue edge that Publisher automatically puts in there was a perfect guideline:
(Side note: I’m not sure if mine is officially subway art because the whole space isn’t filled. Thoughts?)
If you would like to fill the whole space, there are some handy tools that you should know about.
This is the Text Fit tool. This allows you to fit your text to the shape of your text box. Make a text box the shape of the space you’d like to fill, type your words in, highlight them, then choose your setting for text fit. I tried this on my printable and the words didn’t seem to be filling out the box as much as I thought it would, but if you can get it, that’s great!
The Text Direction tool allows you to change the direction of your text. Duh, right? If you click it, Publisher will rotate your text 90 degrees. You can also accomplish the same thing with the little green dot on top of your text box. The green dot is a good option when you want your picture to be slanted instead of horizontal or vertical.
This little button is the one I used the most. To add interest to your printable, you can vary the spacing between your letters. Choose from spacing ranging from “very tight” to “very loose”. This is also great way to fill up space so you don’t have to change the size of your font just to get it to fit.
And of course, there’s the go-to buttons: change the color, change the font, change the size. I’m going to assume you all have enough experience to know what these do and how to use them.
Once you are satisfied with the layout, change the colors. This is where I usually get stuck. There are so many color combinations to choose from….I get choice overload. Luckily, there’s a cool little color combinations website that did all the work for you.
And that’s it. You’ve got yourself a beautiful and free printable! Here’s my printable that you can download or print via Dropbox: