Saturday, January 19, 2013

Art for Little Brother's Room!

Alphabet Artwork for Little Brother's Room

A Tutorial by Bit of Tea and Honey

So I saw this picture in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog:

I love the way they spelled out the name Lucas in different types of letters.  That "U" was calling my name!  Little Brother loves cars!

And I knew that this would be a pretty fun project with the help of my Silhouette Cameo and a frame from Ikea.

First, I found a letter A font that I liked:

This is "Gil Sans Ultra Bold Condensed."  My frame opening is 7.5" x 9.5", so I sized the A to fit.

Then, I opened Silhouette's "2 road - street frames".  I ungrouped everything, deleting everything except the street lines and "released compound path" so that the lines could be re-configured.

Now, I regrouped the lines and moved them around to get them into place:

Voila!  My "A" road.  I cut that out on grey cardstock.

For the cars, I made a rounded rectangle, then gave it a little rounded rectangle wheel:

Then I duplicated the wheels, and got it looking right:

Now I pushed those wheels right up the the car body, overlapped them just a hair, and welded.  Here is the left side welded:

Then I resized the car so that it would fit on the right side of the road:

Then I cut three of those out of vinyl (I used orange, blue and green to match the colors in his room).  I stuck on the cars and then added white paper to the back of the A.  I felt like the wood grain was distracting behind it.

I found the awesome wood-looking background paper at Paper Source.  It looks a bit different now, but link here.

And my finished project:

Lots of possibilities for creativity with this one!


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