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Topic: City Subway Maps Canvas Art - NYC/Philly/DC  (Read 1496 times)
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« on: September 01, 2013 08:26:21 PM »

My newest art project and my proudest to date! I have moved to a new town to accept a fantastic job offer. However, I have never lived by myself and wanted pieces of decoration that reminded me of home.  Grin Where is home? I grew up in Queens, New York City all the way to high school. Then, I attended university in Philadelphia. Throughout the duration of my college career, I would visit my parents in NYC and also take a bus to DC to see my sister and brother-in-law.

I used the subway maps for NY, Philly, and DC that I used to travel through the cities to get to my destinations to see family and friends as the material for the following pieces of art. I decided to use each map to display the nickname of each city.  Wink

NYC = The Big Apple
Philly = The City of Brotherly Love
DC = The Capital of the World

The canvas background was painted with two tones of acrylic paint overlayed with sponge brushes. I also used stencils for the text and mod podge to seal the maps onto the canvases.

For more details on inspiration on how I made this project, please check out my blog:

Thanks for viewing and enjoy!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013 07:09:21 AM »

Congratulations on your new job. That artwork is beautiful.

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013 07:14:20 AM »

Oooh, I just love them.  I love projects with images coming through lettering.  The three different primary colors are a nice touch too.  Great job!

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    « Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013 06:05:11 PM »

    i've lived in phila my whole life -- my son is in NYC and my sister lives in DC --these are GREAT!!! I would buy one from you. they are a cool idea, really well-executed!!! Grin
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    « Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013 07:17:16 PM »

    These are awesome! I love this idea!
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