Traditionally Subway writing is done on a black background with cream letters.
Subway art is a huge trend right now.There is so much you can do make it personal and creative. I have been so inspired by all the subway art I am seeing lately by so many creative ladies I decided to give it a try..Alas, I don't have a silhouette machine or any vinyl letters. I like quick and easy, so instead.. I used the photo editing program Picnik. If you aren't familiar with it, check it out. I already had the premium account, which I recommend, If you are going to do this project After you have created your account, click on Collage on the main page.
Pick the collage style you want. I would use a bigger one. On left hand side of the page, make the line spacing as small as you can, Choose your color background. I chose a dark color for the tutorial so you can see it..
Click on the word HIGH for high resolution. Then click DONE.
You will now be on the editing and creation page. Go to re size and UN CLICK keep proportions.
type in the numbers 1924 in the first box and 2400 in the second box. This will give your page the correct proportions for and 8x10 print. I haven't figured out how to do 5x7 yet.
Yay! now you have reached the fun part. What is your theme going to be? This can be done for just about anything, but of course I chose the beach theme. I wrote down all the words I could think of associated with the beach. If you have the PREMIUM acct, you will have access to more fonts I know this can be done on Microsoft Word, that will be my next one to try..
I kept typing using different fonts and sizes and colors until I got this.......
What I thought was going to be quick and easy took me about 6 hours! That is because I was trying to get every word placed properly. It is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. It was really fun! I printed it out on the printer. I used photography paper.The first time I printed it on the opposite side of the paper, and the colors weren't as true. I re did it on the glossy side and the colors were more vibrant.
I got a 14.00 frame from Walmart that came with a mat.
I might print it in Black and White to see which I like better.I also did a piece for my son and daughter in law, that chronicled the night they were engaged. Mags...... please don't look any further if you are reading today! :) thank you!