I didn’t tell you about last month’s craft/project I did yet. Part of the reason is I haven’t finished it fully yet, but I’m going to go ahead and share it anyway because I’m excited. Our company recently moved to a new-to-us office and so my space is a bit of a blank slate. I did go ahead and buy the huge Paper Source calendar I was obsessing over as soon as it went to ½ off. I’ve had multiple people Oo and Ah over it so I feel it was worth the price. Each month is a different vibrant color. What I really need now is some art on my walls.
ince it’s a work place and I work in Human Resources, I decided to go for a motivational theme. I searched high and low on the internet and ended up on Etsy. I loved a lot of what I saw, but everything was a bit pricey after shipping fees. Then I thought to myself, I can do that. I can make a poster.
First I set to work downloading free fonts from multiple websites. I Googled: ‘How to download and use fonts’ and a variety of instructions popped up. I chose this one at wikiHow’s website:
Then I got to work finding all the fonts I wanted to use on my posters. I used the following sites to find free fonts:
I picked two quotes and started off by writing them with normal type in Word. I used WordArt to change the shape of words and do different layouts, fonts, and sizes within the space. It took me a lot of fiddling around to get things how I wanted them to be. I’m talking a few hours to do two posters. I know….I said a lot of fiddling! If you want things the way you want them it requires patience. I PDFed them and now I need to take them somewhere to be printed on nice paper. This is the part that is not complete. I also don’t have frames purchased, but I really want to make a third poster so I have a nice grouping and don’t want to pick the frames until I see what everything will look like together.
I won’t make you wait any longer, here are the two posters I made so far. I apologize, but I had to do a screen shot, because when I attached the PDF File it just puts a link to nothing. I need to become more computer savvy! I plan on printing the first one on some sort of colored paper, the second one is my favorite, and now I have to choose a third quote and get to work on that poster! Any suggestions?