I was designing my Word Art Freebies for the WorldWide Christmas Scrapbooking Freebies extravaganza that kicks on on December 1. And I thought it might be handy to share a few tips with you how you can create Word Art yourself.
Some time ago I made a mini video tutorial to give you a basic starter in doing it. And that was very popular. Here it is again.
Please note: I no longer publish the Word Art Newsletter mentioned at the end of the video. I now offer the Garden Party mega Scrapbook Kit Download instead.
Inspiration boosters tol help you create extra special Word Art designs.
- When you’re selecting your fonts for a piece of Word Art try to mix fancy fonts with plain fonts. The contrast usually works well.
- Use graphic elements such as flowers to replace some letters. To do this you split the work into two and type each part on a separate layer, leaving out the letter that you’re going to replace. Then assemble your word, leaving a space between the two parts for you to insert your flower.
- Experiment with your layer styles. Try making the drop shadow on a word in a contrasting color, rather than trying to make it look natural.
- Use the Complex and Pattern layer styles on words to give them a really funky look.
- All words don’t have to be horizontal. Try turning some words on their side when designing a phrase. This works particularly well with short words like ‘and’ or ‘the’.
- Use brushes to stamp background shapes behind your phrase . . . on a separate layer of course. and then reduce the opacity so that it’s just a hint of pattern and doesn’t detract from your words.
- And most of all . . . don’t be afraid to go a bit over the top.
Word Art is heaps of fun to create and to use. And it’s not just for digital scrapbook layouts. You can print out your Word Art and then cut it out to use on your paper scrapbooking layouts and cards. Try making the sentiment for your next card in Word Art. It’ll look absolutely fantastic.
So do you already create Word Art yourself? Or do you think it might be something you would give a try? Let me know what you think in the comments section below. And if you have any tips of your own for making Word Art that you’d like to share I’d greatly welcome them.