Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“Enjoy the Ride” Wall Art {Tutorial}

 

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I have had this art in my head for a while. My inspiration came from this blog and the super cute pillow they made. I absolutely love the quote and I actually do ride often so it’s a double whammy!

 

So here’s how I made it:

 

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When searching for a good stencil to use, type in whatever you are looking for with “pumpkin stencil” behind it. This makes stenciling about 400 times easier. What I typed in was “bike pumpkin stencil”. I found this bike with flames coming out of the back. Flames didn’t really go with what I needed it so I just cut them off.

 

Make sure to print it out on good cardstock paper or thick scrapbook paper. I usually just use a regular size piece of paper and hold it up to my cardstock and then cut it to size. Works like a charm every time!

 

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Then you simply cut out all of the black parts. (I went ahead and cut the entire wheel out.) Using a pumpkin stencil makes it super easy!

 

For the words, I used my Cricut machine. You could easily print them off in any font and cut them out. Or if you are super fancy and have a Silhouette you can use that. I so wish I had one! Hey Silhouette, I’ll test one out for you :)

 

I then used my Martha Stuart spray adhesive. I sort of gave it a bad grade on this post but I take it back. I’m not sure what I did differently but it worked waaay better this time.

 

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For the canvas I used an old 2 piece set that had a saying on it. I’m not even sure what it said!

 

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The bike is my favorite part!

 

Are you wondering where I’m putting this?

 

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Any guesses yet?!

 

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The guest bathroom! That badly needs to be repainted. I might move it farther away from the shower curtain because the yellow’s are a little different. (Shower curtain tutorial HERE.)

 

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Now I’ll be reminded to enjoy this ride called life!!

 

 

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Thank you for reading!

 

 

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