This next project is super easy & super fun. You can see all sorts if iterations of text art in high end stores such as Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Land of Nod... ect ect ect. In just a few minutes you to can create a personal and fun piece of art for your little one's room. All you need is some sort of photo/text editing program such as Photo Studio, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. I'm sure there are many more but these are the programs that I am familiar with.
What to do: First start of with a standard size document such as 8.5x11. Feel free to enlarge/shrink the document to your liking but this is a great size to start off with, and easy to send to print. Then you need to decide what information will be on your piece of text art, such as full name, date of birth, birth weight and location of birth. You want the name to be the focus, so this piece of text should be the largest and most bold. Next is play time. Write out the pieces of info in varying text, sizes and colors. Some horizontal, some vertical. Then add some dividers or clip art symbols such as hearts or stars.There really is no A BC to a harmonious layout, my advice is just to play with different looks. You really could really make yourself crazy, so I recommend that before you start limit the number of texts and colors you will toy with. Here are a few of my favorite texts
If you are really stumped, just 'copy' some samples you find online and mimic their layout. (Only If it is just for your personal use!)
Here are some samples of what I have been toying with.
The last step is to print your wonderful masterpiece! I like printing on photo paper... one fun trick is to save it on a thumb drive and bring it to your local Walmart. I actually have been very pleased with their printing abilities. One classy version of this project is to do multiples, or spread out the info on to three or more pieces and print them on 4x6's then frame individually.
Let me know if you have any questions/comments. I have played with photoshop for years... and I use it for a living... I think I can help you out ;)
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Here are some samples that I love! Good inspiration. Click on the image for the source