I have an empty space on the outside of my house that everyone sees. I wanted a fun summer piece to put up there. Pretty boring, huh? I liked the idea of a fun piece of summer subway art, but how would I get it to work outside? I could mod podge it to a piece of plywood I painted. That could act as a frame. Then I could spray lots and lots of layers of clear coat to seal it real well. I thought for the 6.00 to print the subway art, it was worth a try.
I created this summer subway art. The cute little bunting can be found here. I had it printed at Sam’s for 5.96.
First I cut a piece of plywood 18″x22″. I sanded the edges a little and then spray painted it Blue Lagoon. I sprayed the edges really good and about 11/2″ all the way around and then a light coat in the center which wasn’t really necessary since it doesn’t show.
Next I mod podged the subway art and applied it to the plywood.
Once dry, I sprayed several coats of Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating over the whole thing.
Once it’s dry add a picture hanger to the back and hang.
I also wanted to show you a picture of my Vertical Succulent Gardening project now that it has filled in. I originally had designed it to hang where I put my subway art, but it was waaaaaaaaaay too heavy to do that. So, I put it on the bench my handy hubby built for me.
You can download a 16×20 copy of the summer subway art here: