Family Rules Subway Art Canvas (Tutorial)

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This wall decor project is art of the Living room Wall Gallery.  The series comprises of handmade wall decor tutorials and ideas that are easy and cheap to make. Make a Family Rules Subway Art Canvas using letter stamps, acrylic paints and pre treated canvas to display a fun family art.

family rules subway art

 Family Rules Subway Art Canvas

 Today’s project is very special because if you look at it, it makes you realize what a family is all about! How special it is to have a family. And how such beautiful feelings and emotions keep us together.

The family rules subway art, stamps these values in our home.

I first wrote down the family rules on a piece of paper to make this DIY subway art.  Then I simply started stamping them onto the canvas, after sprinkling some paint on it.  I left the corner of the canvas empty, where I wanted to decoupage our frame.  And in just a few minutes, I came up with this handmade family rules subway art using stamps and paint only.

family rules subway art wall decor
Series- Easy Wall Decor

Family Subway Art Canvas

I am loving this family rules subway art because it’s true to our hearts.

Let me show you the disaster I created which led to this wonderful project.

(note: the image does not exist anymore)

It looks so ugly with the dull and bright blue shades. And the bold red paint just doesn’t match right.

What was I thinking! I had a sad heart for a while, but thankfully I came up with a much better project.

subway art canvas tutorial

Subway art material

  • Alphabet stamps
  • Paint
  • Canvas
  • Wooden Frame
  • Mod Podge

How to make family rules subway art?

I started by sprinkling some paint onto the canvas to give it some texture. And overcome that plain look by teasing the brush tip dipped in paint onto the canvas.

I placed a small book on the down right side of the canvas and left it sprinkle-free.

Then I stamped different words, we value as a family onto the canvas using the Alphabet stamps set.

I bought this Melissa and Doug Wooden Alphabets Stamps Set online.

While the stamps were drying I painted my wooden frame from Michaels in turquoise.

And printed out the Year we got married to paint inside the frame.

stamped subway art
 To transfer the print on the canvas, I rubbed the back of the print with lead pencil.
And then traced the image on the canvas.
how to trace canvas

Then I painted the number. And decoupaged the frame on the canvas using mod podge.  I also painted the sides of the canvas turquoise. And painted random words with black to give it a vintage look!

Family Rules Subway Art
So, what do you think?
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I would love for you to check out my Gallery Wall reveal.
DIY gallery wall reveal
To see all the projects of this series, go to DIY Easy Wall Decor Complete Series.

Which one you think is the best?

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  1. Shasta Farrar says:

    Super project! I love subway art but this is my new favorite. What a great idea. I saw it on your fb page so I shared it….it's too cute not to 🙂

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad

    P.S. I'll be promoting your Friday Fun Party today….I'm a part of the LinkyHere team and love that you listed your party with us!

  2. Donna Wilkes says:

    What a fun art piece – I know how disappointed you can be when something does not turned out right. But you pushed ahead and created something special!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  3. Jessi Wohlwend says:

    Super cute! I love the alphabet stamps 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  4. Sky says:

    This is awesome! I love the style you ended up with- really unique and just all around fun! Cute cute cute! Great work 🙂 Good for you for resurrecting the project to begin with- I have several signs in the top of my closet that I need to try something like this with instead of just let them stay in the frustration pile!

  5. Marilyn Clark says:

    This is such a great project 😀

  6. Candace Jedrowicz says:

    Really fun and clever!

  7. SideCapers Macrame says:

    Thanks for hosting. Please add your link here for others to see.

  8. Shannah @ Just Us Four says:

    This looks really great! I love the little framed Est. section! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  9. Julie says:

    This is so cute! I love this little project. I would love for you to share this at my Marvelous Mondays party. Also, I am your newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow back. :)Julie

  10. Lisa Isabella Russo says:

    I love that you used words you valued as a family! It's a beautiful project.

  11. Jenny Lynn says:

    It looks greats. I wondered how stamps would work on canvas, so it was fun to see that you have done it. And that it works wonderfully.

  12. Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife says:

    It turned out great! I love “family rules” and I love the stamped look

  13. Shannon says:

    That's so cute! I love how personal you made it!

  14. Janel@hatingmartha says:

    This is wonderful!! Loving it!
    You thought outside the box and made something funky AND lovely!!

  15. Betsy Pool says:

    Love it – so cute and very original!! Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.

  16. Marilyn Clark says:

    I LOVE this….everytime I see it I am blown away! 😀

  17. Rachel says:

    Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  18. Christine says:

    I'm really enjoying your wall decor series! This Subway Art is awesome!! Very different than what we normally see.. love it!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  19. Carrie says:

    Oh, how fun and beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  20. Crystal says:

    Oh, Hani, I love this! It turned out SO lovely and I love how easy it is! Thanks for sharing at Homemaker in Heels last weekend! You were featured this morning! 🙂 Have a great weekend, girl!

  21. Julie says:

    Just stopping by to thank you for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! I hope to see you again at next week's party. 🙂


  22. Michelle says:

    I love it! The colors are great and I love the look. Wonderful job!

  23. Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy says:

    Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party. You've been featured so head on over and check it out! I hope to see you at tomorrow's Tuesday Confessional.~Macy

  24. Vanessa 2010 says:

    great project to decorate a room!

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