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Monday, October 1, 2012

Autumn prints {download}

Lately I've done lots of playing around with new fonts and graphics in Photoshop.  I love finding interesting and unique fonts for free from all over the wonderful interweb!  I've also found some great turtorials for Photoshop.  My favorite thus far, is one that shows you how to make your font look like letterpress.  You can find that video tutorial here.
Then I came across this print on Etsy...
 I really liked it, but it was $10, and I was pretty sure I could make something similar {hers is more snazzy than what I made, and comes already beautifully printed, so I would encourage the purchase of hers if you aren't into printing them yourself}.  I like the idea of switching out cute prints like this one throughout the year.  I recently purchased several Ikea frames during our trip to Colorado, and I still need to fill some of them.  Instead of using photos in all my frames, I wanted to integrate some art as well... so I thought this could be a really cheap way to achieve that!

So I started messing around with graphics in Photoshop and I also downloaded some neat fonts.  When searching for fonts, I searched "free carnival font," which gave me lots of options to choose from.  The one I used in this sign is called "JF Ringmaster". I already had some digital frames that I had purchased from Etsy in the past.  Here's what I came up with...
8x10 Boo sign

Then I decided to try another Halloween saying... this font is called "Monbijoux".
8x10 Spooky sign

And I tried one with a Thanksgiving theme... in this one I use book covers textures as the background.  I found these textures for free on this website.  This font is called "A font with serifs". I did however, purchase the fall leaves, along with some other fall graphics, on Etsy for $5.00 here.
8x10 Give Thanks sign

 I really enjoyed making all of these and in the future I might expand to some other holidays or bible verses.  I also think a set of several signs could be a great budget friendly gift! I've uploaded these three signs to google docs and I have the links to download them below if you'd like to display them in your own home. Enjoy!

Boo sign

Spooky sign

Give Thanks sign - this file is large so it won't show a preview, but you should still be able to download it.


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