I designed this piece for my mom’s surprise 60th birthday party. If you are throwing a Mickey party, please subscribe to my weekly email digest because I will be posting tutorials and photos from the party over the next 2 weeks.
Now, on to the tutorial.
There are endless fonts choices associated with Walt Disney which makes subway art super easy to do at your computer at home. If you are unsure about how to download fonts to your computer, here is a great tutorial on how to do so. If you don’t want to look into that at this time, you can always use free online editing software and just use their fonts. My favorite is Pic Monkey which has several fun fonts that I could have used for this Mickey Mouse subway art. The only drawback with Pic Monkey is that you cannot use your own fonts if you have them, you have to use theirs. Pixlr.com is another great free online editor and you can use your own fonts. However, for subway art I prefer to use Microsoft Word.
I will go through the fonts that I used line by line. Clicking on the title will take you to the link for downloading the font.
SIXTY! – Mickey Font
SING ALONG WITH ME – Minnie Font
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E – Mouse Memoirs Font
This is actually a Disney fabric sticker from Michael’s. I like to add stickers to subway art because it adds texture. Most craft stores carry something like this. It really added a special something to my subway art!
5.11.1953 – Budmo Font
What about the frame you say?
I purchased the wooden frame from a craft store and I pained it red using Martha Stewart’s acrylic paint in Hibiscus. I adorned the bottom right hand corner with two yellow Mickey Mouse button stickers that I found in the scrapbook section of Michael’s.