This is a tutorial I wrote for the Kenner Road blog. It appeared over there last week.
I wanted to share how easy it is to make your own custom lettering blocks like the ones on this layout:
STEP ONE: Open a new document in Microsoft Word and follow the following steps:
- Type your title.
- Increase the font size to 18.
- Put a space between every single letter and number. You have to do this manually with the spacebar and arrow keys.
- Change the font to something that you like. I used "Cheapskate."
- Increase the font size if necessary. I bumped mine up to 20 so that it was easier to read.
Print your title out.
STEP TWO: Cut your title into a strip, being sure to leave space above and below the title...
STEP THREE: Cut a letter off of the title. You then need to decide whether to cut a little bit off of the top or off of the bottom of the strip. Or you cut a tiny bit off of both. You can see the original strip size next to some cut down versions in the photo below:
STEP FOUR: Using an ink blending tool, ink the edges of the letter strip with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I think the easiest way to do this is to stick the letter to your finger and then run the blending tool around the edges. Here's a before and after photo:
STEP FIVE: Repeat steps three and four until your title is complete!
I will admit that it takes a little while, but I think the results are absolutely lovely!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks for stopping by!