Here's some Lake Love
Expression in Word Art:
You might remember an earlier post
when I talked about making subway art
in greys and blacks.
But I wanted to try the prints
with a background color.
The main difference between the black and the colors
is the poster finish
and the cost.
When making the black and grey art,
the print comes with a matte finish
and is around $3.
The colored posters are a shinier finish
even when ordered in matte
and they cost around $13
(unless you can find them on sale which I did
at Zazzle for about $8)
Then there are shipping costs as well.
It is fun to experiment in Photoshop
with different colored backgrounds.
You can see on the red that I added a lot of shading.
Here is the original design in Photoshop
and then the finished sanded look:
Paint the edges
a darker shade of your poster color.
I used Mod Podge this time to glue the poster on.
The colored paper is heavier so you can use a heavier glue.
Remove any stickers
from the back of the poster.
Here you can see the poster edge
Then use a finer grit sandpaper
for the front poster surface.
The colored poster only needs
a very light sanding to distress..
These can be customized for any lake