Festive Subway Art Tutorial & Download

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Here’s another bit of Christmas décor to brighten up my home this holiday season…

Festive Subway Art:

Festive Subway Art by Jennifer Grace

You can download the jpeg for this RIGHT HERE if you’d like to use it!

If you’d like to make your own, using the festive words you like, then here’s how I made mine…

Step 1: Open a blank white photo in PicMonkey, and resize it to 1240 x 1754 px (the resize option is on the menu on the left):


Step 2: Choose the ‘Tt’ option from the far left menu, which takes you to the font menu. Click on a font style you like, then click the ‘Add Text’ button, and type a word.You can change the colour on the text edit box:


Step 3: Keep filling up with words, using different fonts, colours, and sizes. You can make sure you use the same colours as a previous word by using the 6 digit colour code in the text edit box (I’ve put a red oval round it in the photo below), just double click on it to type in the code you need:


Step 4: Once you’ve done all your words, you can use shapes to fill any small gaps, I used yellow stars. The shape option on the far left menu is a butterfly, this will take you to the shape menu. You can change the colour like you did with the text:


Step 5: When you are happy with it, print it off at A4 and put it in a frame:

Festive Subway Art by Jennifer Grace

Or you can always print it smaller to use in a mini-album, project life, or on a card!

Be Inspired:

Use a variety of different fonts for a page title or sentiment

Fill in some gaps with stars

Use PicMonkey to edit or create something

(I’m not affiliated with PicMonkey, I just love it!)

Have you ever made Subway art before?

 See you in an hour! Jennifer x

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  • Bethany Hardy

    I love subway art!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  • Sue L

    Hummmm I have Picmonkey but ashamed to say I`ve never used it.
    Off to have a little play. Thanks

    November 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm
  • Dawn

    I have never made subway art but like the looks of it. Thanks for sharing.

    November 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm
  • I wondered how people made subway art. Now I know. Thanks so much for showing this. I can see future projects from it.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm
  • Annie

    Thanks Jennifer, that’s going to be really useful for all sorts of things – I love pic monkey but haven’t fully explored the possibilities, will definitely be having a go at this 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 1:56 pm
  • I have never used picmonkey and have never made my own subway art but love this odea and very clear instructions will definitely be trying this thanks Jennifer xxx

    November 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm
  • Becky

    I’ve never used picmonkey and nvever made my own subway art either! I love what you have done here and when I get the time I think I will probably have a go!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    I love subway art! I have some for every holiday!

    November 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm
  • Brenda W

    Never used PicMonkey, but it looks interesting.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    Very cool. Thanks for the tutorial. Going to investigate Pic Monkey right now.

    November 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm
  • I LOVE subway art and have wondered how to make it.
    Great tutorial!!! I’m gonna give this a go. YAY!!
    Loving Frosty Festivities!! Now to get to making and linking =)
    Blessings ~~ dawn

    November 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm
  • Cool x tfs x

    November 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm
  • Jackie Edwards

    This is super…thank you for sharing it…have downloaded it!!! I have tried Wordle…but this is better!!! Love how you have framed it…but could also use as a card front!!!

    November 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    I haven’t made any subway art before, but I love how it looks! Thanks for the download!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:08 pm
  • I love subway art.I use picmonkey a lot…..but never realised I could make something like this in it. A big thanks for this tutorial.

    November 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  • I LOVE picmonkey and use it always to edit my photos and add words onto them. I recently made this photo collage for Halloween:

    November 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm
  • Janis in ID

    Thanks for the tutorial! You made it look easy and do-able!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 11, 2013 at 12:11 am
  • Will make a FAB PL card! Thx :~)

    November 11, 2013 at 12:55 am
  • That is so cool! Love the way it turned out

    November 11, 2013 at 1:10 am
  • This is a great idea. I love it.

    November 11, 2013 at 1:12 am
  • Frances

    Such a great idea. No I haven’t made my own subway art but it seems easy enough after reading through your tutorial. Thank you!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:38 am
  • jengd

    Great tutorial. I haven’t tried making a subway art piece but this definitely makes me want to give it a whirl.

    November 11, 2013 at 4:11 am
  • Margie

    Great printable! Thanks!

    November 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm
  • That looks great 🙂

    November 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm
  • Lisa H

    can I possibly make all the things I’ve pinned? probably not but another wonderful idea.

    November 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm
  • That is seriously cool! Pinned it!

    November 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm
  • its bright, vibrant and fun….perfect for Christmas. Another project to try!

    November 11, 2013 at 9:06 pm
  • Debbie

    Great tutorial-will use this to make some personalised wrapping paper x

    November 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  • Never hears of it before but will investigate this in the near future.Thanks for the idea!

    November 12, 2013 at 6:08 am
  • Cassandra duchaine

    Oh thanks so much for this! I’m going to print it out as 4×6 to use in PL!

    November 13, 2013 at 2:58 am
  • Awww love this idea! Thanks for sharing, will definitely be trying this 🙂 xxx

    May 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm

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