Sundays lately for me have been coffee and uninterrupted blog time, followed by laundry and homework and overall relaxation. Today there's a side of football. I really have no interest in the Superbowl since the Pat's aren't playing, but if putting up with a couple hours of screaming football fans means I get to see B, then football it is. Have I mentioned lately how ready I am for his wrestling season to be over...I miss our quality time!
Anywho, speaking of that adorably irresistible man, I promised in my Valentine Mailbox post that I would show you all how to make the Valentines.
Last week on my Stuff I like Sunday Post, my #1 was the Valentine Art work Maggie created over at Black and White. I gave her idea a spin, and here is my resulting tutorial:
I use paintbrush, because it's free to download and easy to use, so the first step is to decide on what size you want your work to be. Because I was creating small approx 3x3 Valentines, I decided to go with 800 px.
Write your phrase in the text box, making sure that it is long enough to fill your entire canvas.
Next, play around with the color. To do this, select the words you want to change, go to Font, show colors, and the color wheel will appear.
Here is a sample of what mine started to look like:
Now draw the heart to whatever size you like, because I was making individual Valentines I chose a small 2.5/3" x 2.5/3". Double click on the heart and the format AutoShape box will show up. Click on the drop down box for Color, and select Fill Effects:
Click on the tab at the far Right that says Picture:
I chose to have mine look more like Maggie, and remove the line. Double click on the heart again, so that the Format Autoshape Box pops up, under the Line Color, select the drop down menu and select No Line.
Now your Valentine is complete! I printed out the images, here is what a close up of one of mine looked like:
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