|Ignore the lines. They're the reflection of the stair rail.|
It all started with my most recent trip to Ikea, during which I purchased a slew of Ribba frames. I knew I wanted to change out my stairway art to two pieces - one with some sort of welcome or home message, and one that's a secret for now. I was looking online but couldn't find exactly what I wanted so I decided to try making it myself.
Here's how I did it.
Step 1: Go to PicMonkey (love that site) and select edit. Choose a photo from your computer. I wanted to pick one that was high quality so I used one of my wedding photos. The photo you choose doesn't matter because you're covering it up.
Step 2: Under basic edits, select canvas colour and play around until you find one you like. Once you're happy, click apply.
Step 3: Next go to text and find one you like. I used Marcelle Script. Click add text and type your words.
Step 4: Play around with your font. I made mine white, centred, and 500 size.
Step 5: Once you're pleased, save your project.
I actually made these yesterday in multiple colours. I knew that J and I were heading to the city today so I would be able to pick up what I printed. I sent two different 8x10s to Costco and today when I picked them up I almost squealed. For just over $4 I have two beautiful prints.
When I got them home I was so excited to frame them but the shade of the mat looked really odd with the white frame and white letters. I decided to spray paint it but when I took it apart, I realized the back was white. Instead of spray painting I just turned it over. The only difference is it doesn't have the beveled edge but I'm ok with that.
|Notice the ugly off-white colour? It just doesn't work.|
The only downside is the colours aren't exactly the shades I'd hoped for (they looked different on my computer screen) but for such a good price I've decided to hang one up and see if it grows on me. If not, I'll just make another.
Isn't that a happy looking dog? I think Raven likes the new print.
If you make your own, I'd love to see!
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