If anyone asked me what my personal style was, I would say you could sum it up in the photo above. I LOVE fonts, bold&graphic art, stripes, and pops of color. I had been eying the wrapping paper the project is sitting on above for quite a while before I purchased it at Michaels. It would make fab wallpaper or shelf liner. Or you could do as I did and use it for a photography backdrop. I love it so much.
Anyway, to the project at hand. I wanted to create a project using these two plaques that I purchased at Target for $1.28 each a few months back. They weren’t my style, but I knew I could make other cool wall art of them. They are a hard/faux wood surface and you can find them just about anywhere. If you can’t find them at Target, I suggest looking at a TJ Maxx, Ross, or Marshalls. They have a lot of cheap surfaces that you can modify in different shapes and sizes.
Here’s supplies instructions on how to make your own fontalicious wall art!
Super Simple Fontalicious Wall Art
– wall plaques (I used ones approx. 8″x8″ so that I could print it out on my printer)
– Aleene’s Tacky Spray
– White cardstock
– Black spray paint
– X-acto knife and mat
– Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator
1. Spray paint plaque the same consistent color (I chose black) so that it covers image and leaves you with a clean slate for your project.
2. Measure your plaque size and make a document size in your Photoshop or Illustrator document that size. If you are doing this in Photoshop, make sure to set it up to be 300 dpi.
3. Find a font you like (I suggest a Sans Serif, it is easier and more linear looking) and type your letter…as you can see, I chose my initials. Duplicate that letter and flip upside down and place next to it, spacing apart as you desire. Use your align and spacing tools that come with your program if you need to. Keep copying and pasting these two letters to fill your document size. It’s ok if the fonts go off the page, I actually thought it looked stronger being cropped this way.
4. Pick one of the letters out and colorize it in your desired color. Print out your creation, making sure to either make a faint outline around the document page or adding crop marks to your printing settings. Let dry
5. Cut paper according to outline/crop marks. Spray back of print with Tacky Spray. Position and smooth out onto plaque. Now it’s ready for hanging.
Until next time Swellions!