Friday, December 3, 2010

Custom Wall Art

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My 2 girls share a bedroom and they got some new bedding a little while back. I decided that I wanted to create some custom wall art for their bedroom that coordinates with the new bedding.

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For this recipe, you'll need:

• A simple serif font. I chose Baskerville Oldface, because I wanted a simple and classic look. This font came standard with my computer.
• A color palette that matches your inspiration (the bedding, in my case).
• Some pre-made textured backgrounds. I chose these backgrounds, available at

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Gather all of your ingredients. Feel free to make adjustments, according to your own tastes. I opened up an 8x8 in. document in Adobe Photoshop. I dropped in my chosen background. Then, using the text tool, I typed the word "dream" in the center of the page with my text color set to a very similar color as my background. I set the blend mode to "multiply" because I wanted my background paper and texture to show through. You can experiment with different blend modes to see what you like.

The next step is specific to Adobe Photoshop, but you may be able to achieve similar looks with a different software program if you experiment. Using the Layer Style menu on my text layer, I set a white outer glow to create a bit of an ethereal look to the text.

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And that's it! I created 3 different pieces of wall art that coordinate and will hang together on their bedroom wall, forming a sort of triptych. I plan to have mine printed on canvas. You can create a variety of wall art to match any decor, using different backgrounds, colors, and inspiration words.

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1 comment:

  1. so cute! I love that bedding. I'm sure the girls do too! Would love to see a picture of the finished bedroom once the canvases are hanging!


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