Word Art 101


Back in the day I used to write a weekly newsletter where I would send out free word art designs for you to use in your scrapbook layouts or your cards.

My Word Art tended to be quite eclectic, on many different topics but it was very much in my own style.

Since then I’ve had lots of enquiries about Word Art and whether I’ll be doing any more.

I probably will but until I do here’s some free word art from the archives for you to download.

And when you’re done, maybe you’d like to have a go at making your own.

Scroll down to the end and watch a short video that I made showing you how you can make your own Word Art.


Click on the Word Art to open the full size PNG file and then save it to your computer. That way you’ll get the high resolution version and not just the web sized image.



I make my Word Art using Photoshop Elements but you can apply the principles of how to do it to any good graphics editing software. You just need one that works with layers to get the overlapping effects and the styles that I use.

Of course you can make word art using your Word program. But because this doesn’t use layers you will be limited in what you can do.

It’s a really fun creative outlet and you can use the pieces you create in lots of different ways. One of my faves is to print them out on photo card or paper and use them as toppers for my cards. And of course they make terrific titles for scrapbook layouts.

So watch the video, open your graphics program and let yourself go.

And best of all, once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty quick and easy.

If you found this useful please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or wherever. And let me know what you think in the comments section below.





Want some more free Word Art? Check out these posts:

Free Word Art for Spring

Life Word Art


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4 Responses to Word Art 101

  1. Maggie February 3, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Hi Karen. Thanks for this great tutorial. I love how you teach. I got some of your Step by Step tutorials and I loved them. You make it so easy to learn.

    • karooch February 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

      Thank you Maggie. I really appreciate the feedback. I decided to make the Step by Step tutorials full length eclasses because I find it easier to remember something if I’ve made an actual layout and not just watched a technique being demonstrated in isolation. I get a lot of good feedback on this approach from people who tell me they’ve found my tutorials easier to learn from that of many others.

  2. Alexandria Duke February 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    This was a birthday present and I really enjoyed the fresh ideas. It is about hyprid scrapbooking. Using the computer to create part of a scrapbook layout and then finishing it with a paper layout. A lot of fresh ideas. In each section there is Begginer, Indermediate and Advanced lessons. So this book is for everyone who is scrapbooking. The lessons are short and fairly easy to follow.

  3. Bonnie September 18, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Lovely tute. Thank you.