Pinterest is sometimes too inspiring. I was sitting at my computer one night not too long ago, casually pinning items on my obsession (pinterest of course). I thought that it would be a good idea to pin some craft/diy ideas. WRONG! I pinned this pin and for whatever reason jumped right up and started gathering supplies and cutting up paper. I hadn't planned on doing it... it just happened.
This is the pin: It links to my projects board on pinterest because the link doesn't work but the original pin is much longer than this one... and you can get the idea from it.
|Make your own Architectural letters|
I started by using Photoshop to make an ampersand. I found a shape that I liked using Gill Sans MT font. After I got the size to fit a standard piece of paper, I changed the font color to white and used the effects menu to turn on an outline.
I used the cut out from Photoshop as a template. I used a folder for a base. I left as much overhang as possible the width that I wanted the finished product to be. I taped it together without focusing on too much perfection. I had some beige cardstock that I decided to use as a cover. I covered the edges first and covered the tabs with two more cutouts.
I liked the way that it looked. I spray painted it black using what I had as far as the paint went. I would prefer to have a more matte look on the finished product but as long as I have it faced where it doesn't reflect light too much I think it looks pretty good.