Is there a certain quote, bible verse or song lyric that you absolutely love? Maybe it applies to your family or just your personal outlook on life so perfectly that you find yourself referring to it over and over again. Well, why not put it on a canvas? Word art can create a fun and unique impact on your home's decor and what is even better is that this is something that is coming directly from you and your family. This gives this project a special meaning...it isn't something you picked up in a store...this is something you can create and it is easier than you think. We are here to help you along the way too. There are a few things to consider when making your word art canvas print.
Step 1 - The Words
Of course this is a completely personal choice. So it is completely up to you. There are no limitations on length. It can be as short as a 2-3 word phrase or as long as a favorite sonnet or soliloquy from a play or movie. My choice for this example are the lyrics to one of my favorite songs, "Do Wa Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do".
Step 2 - Choosing a Font
Probably the longest part of the project will be choosing a font. It is very important because the font has to convey the feeling you want the words to have. The font will make your canvas print noticed by everyone...they will all say, "That is so cool! Where did you get that?". And you can say, "I made it!"....and maybe you can mention us too, that would be very nice if you did :-D Sorry, back to choosing a font. There are several different classifications of fonts depending on what site you are on. I break them up by:
I chose a font called Romantiques that I downloaded off of dafont.com. It is a decorative font that I think conveys the fun of the lyrics that I chose for my canvas.
Step 3 - Color choice
Again, this is totally up to you. I am choosing to go with a little funky color scheme: Greenish blue, gray and yellow. Oh and don't be afraid to include a photo in this too. You can overlay text on top of a photo in Photoshop or Photoshop Express. Or you can give us a call and we can do it for you.
I am going to add one more step - Layout
I am taking the easy road here and going with a centered layout. But I could have tried to do a block layout where all my lines are the same length. If you include a photograph you can overlay your text right over your photo or set it off to the side. There are so many options that you can really let your creativity run wild with your design.
Here we go. This is my finished canvas print with text. If you like this piece and would like it for your own email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you want help learning how to make a canvas print with words, email us or give us a call at 888.784.5553.