Young and Crafty Sisters: 05/16/12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“Enjoy the Ride” Wall Art {Tutorial}





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:




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!




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.




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






The bike is my favorite part!


Are you wondering where I’m putting this?




Any guesses yet?!




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.)




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





Thank you for reading!



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