I put these subway art(ish) pieces together at Wordle. You simply type in the words you want, then hit “go”.
There are lots of directions, I’ll just touch on a few as we go.
There are different color combinations.
gail gail gail repurpose repurpose repurpose saw~drill~screw paint paint my~repurposed~life NETS this:
making a few changes I get:
After I pasted this one in live writer I rotated it.
How about a Thanksgiving theme?
Once you type in the words and hit “go” you can not go back to your word list. After I type the words in, I highlight them and copy them just in case I want to make a change I don’t have to type them all in again.
You can change the fonts. Hint: any time you change something it automatically randomizes again. In other words if you like a particular layout and you change the font, it will reload to another layout.
If you like a particular color scheme and font you can choose “layout” then click “re-layout with current settings”.
That is what I did here.
You can choose mostly horizontal or mostly vertical.
You can also have everything horizontal or vertical.
You can not save the images by right clicking, however you can do a screen shot of your work. I have windows 7. Under the WINDOWS icon I choose “snipping tool”. After you “capture” your work, you can paste it wherever you want. I “snipped” all of these layouts and just copied into my windows live writer. If you don’t have windows 7, you would do print screen. That takes a little picture of whatever you have on your screen. You can paste that in “paint” and cut out what you don’t want.
How about words that describe your furry friends?
I like this cute font, very Louie-like.
Louie Louie Louie bark protective protective snores snores snores snores scratches scratches loveable loveable mean salt~and~pepper mean grand~dog
The above text turns out like this:
Typing the word in twice, makes it twice as big. Typing it three times makes it three times as large. When you want to keep two words together use this symbol ~ On my keyboard it is under the “escape” key.
Here’s a little project I did with one of the images:
The image on the right is from my printer. I took it to Staples and had them blow it up. I think it cost .25 cents. I sprayed them with some sealer.
Some of my new friends may not know how I “cheat” at making a piece of scrap luan look like a board. I did this with my Family Rules Sign.
I trimmed up a piece of luan, then I cut some scrap mdf to sort of make a frame. I used Gorilla Wood glue and my nailer to fasten the pieces together.
That “beefs up” my luan.
One of the items I won from the DIY Club Inc Monthly contest was some craft paint from DecoArt. Perfect timing! It arrived literally as I was preparing to do this project. Seriously, I was in the driveway gluing and nailing the frame and the FedEX man showed up with this package! Will ya look at all those mediums?
I also got these pretty colors! Thanks DecoArt!
I decided to paint the board under my image white, so the wood grain wouldn’t show through as much. I taped it off with Scotch Blue.
I left a border to sort of make my image look framed.
The paint dried really quickly. (Did I mention we’ve been having mid 70’s temps?) I used my new Scotch Blue tape for delicate surfaces (since I JUST painted it) Sometimes I’m patient, this was not one of those cases.
I sponged on the black paint. I really like this DecoArt craft paint. I think it covered really well considering I did not use any primer.
I could have done a little better job taping. I tore the tape instead of stopping to go find some scissors.
It’s hard to take pictures when you have glue all over your hands. That’s why I don’t have any pictures of the decoupage step. I used watered down glue from Dollar General to do my decoupaging.
I sanded back some of the paper on the edges.
It’s not as good as it would be if I had a Silhouette, but for now it’s going to have to do.
I blew up a few more, but I thought I’d start with the black and white first because it only cost a quarter. The colored images were about a dollar.
Wordle can be very addictive! Don’t go there if you don’t have time to play around, k?
Now, a special announcement for my friends in Nashville Tn. Jamie aka owlreally.com will be doing her first show ever on Saturday at the street festival- Making Merry in Berry Hill. If you lived vintage and still love it, or if you just can’t get enough of vintage make sure you check out Jamie’s booth at the street festival.
Jamie will be blogging this week about some of the wonderful items that will be available at the show. Get there early for the best selection.
It’s such a busy time for me. I wish I could be there to help jamie, but she knows I’ll be there in spirit. Good luck daughter!