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« on: May 05, 2010 01:52:34 AM »



I LOVE fonts, bold&graphic art, stripes, and pops of color. 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!

Supplies
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
ruler
X-acto knife and mat
Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator

Instructions

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.

I posted some more photos of the finished project on my blog...

http://swelldesigner.blogspot.com/2010/05/super-simple-fontalicious-wall-art.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010 02:50:57 AM »

These look great! Also, I love the background you photographed them on Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010 08:56:28 PM »

I love these - so bold!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010 04:37:10 PM »

love it. who doesn't appreciate fonts, right? excellent job.
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