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Super Sized Valentine Subway Art!!

love closeup

by the dresser

Here’s what I’ve been working on for the past week or so.

I’m so excited to show it to you!

 pick a board

It started off as a board that’s been sitting in my garage.
I used a smaller board in the Fall for my Halloween Subway Art,

but decided to go even bigger for Valentine’s Day.

Then last week I went out to lunch with one of my BFF’s Shelley from House of Smiths. We had such a great time. Eating, then shopping. We even ran into another blogging friend – Kirsten!

6th Street Design School

We found a beautiful rug for her living room and I told Shelley about my subway art project. She invited me to come over and design it in her super fabulous vinyl program and helped me print it out! Shelley designed this awesome background and I did the lettering. It was a fun collaboration.

And then at the end of the night we rocked out in her car to this song.

So much fun!!!

{me with her rug}
The next day I painted the board gray and then applied the background vinyl.
 paint the board
I also had some left over molding in my garage, so I cut it to size and glued it onto the board.
add some molding
apply vinyl top
 Then I painted over the vinyl with a metallic paint.
paint the stencil
 Once that was dry, I peeled off the design and was left with this gorgeous pattern!! Love it!!
before the vinyl
I had to bring it over to Shelley’s so she could see it before I put the vinyl on! And we hung it up over at her house – we were so excited to see it all done!!!
the background
 paint the small board
  Then I applied the vinyl. And painted the middle board with the “love” on it. I love how it stands out!! I applied the “love” board with 3M removeable adhesive strips.
2m backing
apply vinyl
on the wall at shelleys
from the top
I love it so much that I think I’m going to make another that I can keep out all year. 
by the fireplace
You can make one for yourself using your Silhouette, or if you want to save some time and frustration, Shelley is going to be selling the vinyl for this project in her Wonderfully Wordy shop.  And all you would need to do is paint your board and put the vinyl on.
closeup in the bedroom
in the hall
close up
love closeup

{Happy Valentine’s Day}


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  1. Kayla Phipps says:

    Super cute! I was wondering if you could share the name of the love font? I’ve been looking for a font like this for a pillow on my front porch. Thanks!

  2. Stephanie S. says:

    Holy Mackrel-This is fab and wish I had the long vinyl. Now to head over to her shop and see what she has cooking. Thanks for sharing and love it.

  3. I, too, have been searching everywhere for the name of the LOVE font. Everything I’ve got is so intricate, I’m afraid to use it with vinyl…

  4. i LOVE this. do you happen to have a tutorial on making a stencil this large? i cannot for the life of me figure out how to get silhouette to cut anything but the mat size.

    i know. lame

  5. Oh my gosh Jen, this is fabulous! I just got a Cameo for Christmas and I am so excited to do my first vinyl project {planning on doing an MLK subway art} and after that this Valentine’s one would be perfect! Thanks for sharing so many great ideas!

  6. This is absolutely darling!
    What font did you use for the LOVE?

    • That is fabulous! So want to try to make one! Would you mind telling me what font you used for the LOVE?

  7. reasonstoskipthehousework says:

    I am sooo in love with this subway art! I have such jealousy over your Silhouette machine. Someday I'll be lucky enough to own one! I featured your tutorial on my blog because I just can't get enough of its cuteness! LOVE IT!

  8. WOW!! That is so amazing. I love the impact it has. It wouldbe super cute to have something like that up all the time.

  9. Jen-CraftOManiac says:


    you have been FEATURED AT CraftOManiac. Thanks & winks-jen

  10. AllieMakes! says:

    Oh. My. Word. That is SUPER FABULOUS!!! It is beautiful!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  11. MoGo LOVES it! Thanks you for sharing it with us!


  12. turned out really cute!

  13. Your new piece turned out lovely Jen! I am just loving the stencil in the background…You definitely need to make another one that you can leave out all year – too cute!

  14. Amy of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie says:

    L.O.V.E. it!

  15. Christine Edwards says:

    Fantastic job…love it!

  16. It's so beautiful. I absolutely love it. Wish I had someone to make it for. :)

  17. Hani@Craftionary says:

    WOW! Jen.. this is fantastic.. amazing.. awesome.. outrageous and beyond words wonderful…
    Love It!

  18. Ashley @ Little Miss Momma says:

    This is BREATHTAKING! Oh my! I want one! You could sell this for hundreds of dollars!

    You are a crafting goddess!


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