I originally found the idea for Subway Sign Art on Tatertots & Jello and just had to make some for our master bedroom. I used words that described husband & wife, and little sayings, songs, and places that were important to us.
My method involved printing out the words using Helvetica font on my printer. I painted a canvas white and mod podged the on the word strips. I then put a couple coats of mod podge over the word strips to seal everything. I ended up with a lot of bubbles and I didn't like how I could see the edges of the paper against the canvas. To hide those I took tan craft paint and dry brushed over the entire canvas. It ended up giving it a distressed look that I loved.
I'll be linking this up to the Subway Art Party @ Tatertots & Jello