My 3 Monsters: More Graphic Wall Art

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2.22.2011

More Graphic Wall Art

As I mentioned in a previous post, we are working on finishing up our master bedroom {that we began working on almost a year ago . . .} As I also mentioned, I L.O.V.E. inexpensive graphic art.  I'm kind of a sucker for typography, too.  So when I happened upon this to-die-for-gorgeous bedroom at The Pampered Mom over the weekend, I knew I H.A.D. to have that wedding announcement subway art on her wall.  It is stunning. And Brent likes it so, you know, that makes up for the silhouettes.  It was super easy to throw together in Gimp {because I want to print it BIG}, but it could also be done in Word or the like for a smaller print.  What took the longest was trying to find the font that was used in the original -- I finally decided that it was Haettenschweiler.  That may or may not be exactly right, but it is blocky and has that curve on the R just like the original so, close enough.

Subway art is one bandwagon that I have wavered about hopping onto, but I just loved the idea behind this one.  I love the idea of our master bedroom being about the two of us -- our own little refuge from the beautiful chaos of family life. I guess now it's official.  I've used every decorating trend/cliche in the book.  Hmmmph.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Amy! I came across your blog when I was searching for a Y.W.'s printable. I found yours and love it. Very cute. I was wondering if you would be willing to create the wedding wall art for me?? Yours turned out so cute and I have no idea how to do it. :( jsnorton05@gmail.com
    Shauna
    Norton

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  2. I am 73 and learning to love the Internet. I don't know how, but I just came across your blog. What was to be five minutes on the computer has turned into an more than an hour. Your setup is beautiful, easy to follow. My first of probably many questions is "What is GIMP"? I have Word, Coral Draw and such, but I take it GIMP is best for large print? OMG, I love your wall art tutorial! I can't wait to try creating a few. Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. HI and welcome!! Gimp is a free photo editing program that you can download from the internet to your computer. It is very similar to Photoshop, but without the hefty price tag. It allows you to not only edit photos, but create graphic designs of any size. I especially like it for large format designs, but it is pretty much the program I use for anything design-y that I do. All the graphics I created for the blog were created with Gimp. I wrote a couple of tutorials on the blog that would help get you started in Gimp if you're interested:

      http://www.my3monsters.com/2011/06/digital-scrapbooking-on-cheap-part-1.html

      http://www.my3monsters.com/2011/06/digital-scrapbooking-on-cheap-part-2.html

      Best of luck!

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    2. I love it. I am SOOOO interested! I downloaded Gimp 2.8.6 and just clicked on your first tutorial. I have a way of making mountains out of mole hillls and I see a lot of mountains on the horizon (lol). I see you say to download Gimp 2.6. Do you recommend I uninstall the later version as your tutorials are probably based on the 2.6 version? There's probably not a lot of changes.

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