|The Young Family Bus Roll|
|Step 1: My mom adding another gesso layer to large canvas.|
|Step 2: Layering cream, yellow and white on the canvas with a whisk brush for a linen affect.|
|Hard to see in photo, but the layered colors add more dimension |
than the plain white background of an unfinished canvas.
|Step 4: Painted over canvas with Daniel Smith's Ultimate Acrylic: Lamp Black. This is a thick, slow drying paint with great brushing properties. I really wanted an unpolished visible brush stroke look.|
|I didn't finish all of the edges. Wanted an aged, torn look.|
It feels like it has been months for me to get to and complete this project. It was so worth the wait. I probably skipped many of important steps but I didn't want to bore you with too many details. If you need more information on how to complete your own family bus roll/sub way sign, please email me directly:
firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to answer any questions you may have.
Just to recap, the gorgeous bus roll signs in this size (30" x 48) at Restoration Hardware would have set me back $750.00. My personalized version cost just over $100.
Canvas: used a 50% off coupon from Aaron Bros. and purchased for $34
Graphics: $50, purchased from local graphic shop
Paint: $18 from Daniel Smith