Anyone who reads Scraps of Mind on a regular basis will know that I’ve been making a lot of Wort Art recently to give away to my readers through the Scraps of Mind Weekly Word Art Newsletter.
But how should you use it?
If you’ve been subscribing to the Newsletter for a few weeks now you should be building up a healthy looking collection of Word Art elements. And this is not just a collection of pretty text, there are many ways you can use your Word Art.
Scrapbook Layout Titles
This is the obvious one that leaps to mind. Some of the Word Art pieces can make great titles for your scrapbook layouts.
If you’re a paper scrapbooker just resize the file in your editing program or open it into Word and resize, and then print it on photo quality paper and cut it out. Ta-da…instant title. Mount it on foam tape for a bit of dimension and you’re in business.
For digital scrapbookers it’s even easier. Just drag the PNG file onto your digital scrapbook layout, and use your move tool to drag the corners in and make it the size you want. You can even play with the colour using your colour editing tools.
I make all my Word Art at 300 dpi in a size large enough to display on a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout. That’s because you can easily make the files smaller to suit a smaller project but increasing the size can often have a negative impact on the quality of the resolution.
Scrapbook Layout Journaling
Sometimes it’s so hard to come up with the right words to communicate the feeling of a particular moment. And many wonderfully articulate people have expressed your feelings in the perfect quote or poem.
Using Word Art to enhance the look of this text turns your journaling into a beautiful scrapbook layout embellishment.
Just use the techniques described above.
Paper Scrapbookers might like to print their Word Art journaling on a transparency or acetate. Just remember to choose one that suits your printer and change the printer paper setting to Transparency. Let your print out dry for a few hours (ideally overnight) so it won’t smudge and fix it to your scrapbook layout with brads or with glue spots placed carefully behind the darker lettering.
For the card makers out there Word Art is a boon.
Use the methods described above and print out a collection of card messages so you’ll never be lost for the right words to put inside your greeting cards.
I try to vary my Word Art topics as much as possible to give you a bigger range of options to choose from. And I’ve invited my Newsletter subscribers to send me any favourite quotes and poems they would like to see made into Word Art and I will try and do them and give them back in the Newsletter.