I’m so happy to be participating in the wedding edition of Craft Lightning. The idea is simple, all this week bloggers from all over the blogosphere are creating wedding themed projects that can be completed in 15 minutes or less. So awesome! I thought it would be a great idea to focus on a wedding gift since you will probably be invited to more weddings that you throw yourself.
Printing on burlap is a technique I’ve wanted to try for awhile and it turned out so great. This project will probably take you less than 15 minutes too. There are only 3 simple steps: customize the art, print on burlap, add to frame. So easy! I’ll walk you through the steps of customizing the file in PicMonkey, so no worries if you don’t do a lot of graphics work.
Okay, let’s get started.
- Download and save the Mr. & Mrs. Ampersand art file.
- Go to PicMonkey.com, however over the Edit button and select Computer. Upload the Mr. & Mrs. Ampersand file.
- Click on the Tt button to add text and then choose “Yours” to see a list of fonts installed on your computer.
- Using the font of your choice, add in the couples last name and the wedding date. I used Bodoni BD in my example. If you don’t have Bodoni installed on your computer, Bodoni XT is very similar and is available for free from dafont.com. The EST is a font size of about 150 in Picmonkey. Here’s what my example looks like:
- Save your graphic with the Save button at the top of the screen.
- Now you are ready to print. Open your laminated burlap sheets and place one sheet in the printer. You are printing on the normal burlap side, NOT the laminated side. If you aren’t sure which way to load your paper, run a test sheet though. Change your printer settings to high quality and print.
- Trim the burlap down to fit into your 8 x 10″ frame and you are all set.
While on paper it took 7 steps, it is really quite quick, especially if you have experience with any kind of graphics editing. It would make a wonderful wedding present or you could even display it with guest book at the wedding itself.