Today we’re in our second week of the Inspired Design Challenge! This week’s challenge store is Urban Outfitters. I am a highly visual person so when I read or hear the words Urban Outfitters, I immediately see their store front in my mind.
I also find it fun how they break their words apart, too.
For this project, I bought a few sheets of cardstock. Other than that, the only other things you really need are scissors and something to adhere the letters to the wall.
You can print out letters, trace them onto your cardstock and then cut them out but I just sketched my own (I wanted them BIG and didn’t want to fool around with printing letters larger than a normal sized sheet of paper). Arrange the letters ahead of time to make sure you like the color combination. Anak’s room has a high vaulted ceiling and this project is great for taking up lots of space (it’s not always easy creating art that goes all the way up to such a tall ceiling!). I taped my belt rope to the wall to give me a straight line. I put a stool on the base of the couch to be able to reach all the way up only to find out afterwards I’m tall enough just standing on the couch. You can see that like one of my inspiration images, I arbitrarily broke the words apart. You may recognize this phrase from a Yo Gabba Gabba song ; ] I thought I was all done but I kept walking into the room after a change in weather (so like three times a day) to keep finding various combinations of this: I was using double sided tape so I tried something a little stronger. I bought some poster putty at Target that did the job perfectly. And if you’ve been reading this post looking for a hidden message somewhere here it is: It says “hi.” Hehe. One of the happy accidents from constantly rearranging falling letters from days on end.
What’s your favorite way to create text art? Any other ideas for dressing tall walls leading up to a vaulted ceiling?