Monday, July 19, 2010

How to make a word collage hanging

So... no crafts from me in a long time. I have been lazy busy. Lu inspired me with her Wednesdays on the Web last week and this is what I came up with.
I chose to use Tagxedo for my creation. It was super easy but I am a step-by-step person, so I will share it that way.
Click on the world load on the left top. It will come up with the box in the below picture. Type all of your words separated by a comma. Then click the submit button that is next to THAT box.
It will change the filler words to your words. Then select the arrow next to shape and you can decide what you want it to look like. I went with undefined.
If you select the arrow next to theme, it will let you change the colors.
Then save it! I saved it as 16MP, because I knew I was going to print an 8.5x11. It does save with Tagxedos name on the lower left corner. You can take that off with Photoshop and the clone tool. If you don't know how to do that, left me know. Honestly, the picture is not exactly sized 8.85x11, so when I printed mine (on card stock), the logo was cut off.

Then I found a document frame at the Dollar Store. I painted it blue with the little dots and then I sprayed it with a clear varnish. After it dried I put it together. I like it, I hope my sister does too because it is for her boys. :)

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