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pick a word, any word
Group:Handmade Postcard Club
Swap Coordinator:FiWebster (contact)
Swap categories: Postcards  Paper Crafts  Mail Art 
Number of people in swap:17
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:April 30, 2012
Date items must be sent by:May 21, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

For this swap, you're going to read your partner's profile, choose any word from it, then make a postcard displaying that word.

You can make the postcard as elaborate as you like—collage, watercolor, any medium. Or you can leave the background plain. The only thing you have to do is put a word from your partner's profile on the postcard. And you can do that in any medium as well. (Hint: this is a chance to play around with image transfer techniques, if you're into it...) Have fun! =smile=

The word "dada" above (which is in my profile) is in the font called Waldorfschrift.

Discussion

FiWebster 04/ 9/2012 #

Lemme tell you my not-so-secret technique for getting a free image of any word in any font. I'm not good at writing instructions, so this will probably sound more complicated than it is:

  • Go to myfonts.com and click on a font--it doesn't matter which one. Then fix it so it's displaying your word: the place to insert the word is right above where the letters are--it looks like the text field for a search engine. Be sure to size it to fit the whole area, so the word will be plenty big.
  • Then go back to the home page: you should see your word in a variety of fonts. Now, go shopping for a font! The search engine lets you put in keywords like "bizarre" or "feminine" or "1950s", to help you narrow your choices down.
  • When you find a font you like, click on it so you're seeing the whole family, in case there are choices for bold, etc.
  • Do a screen capture.
  • Take the JPG of your screen capture into a graphics program, cut your word out, and print it. Voila!
FiWebster 04/ 9/2012 #

Oops! In the second step, you don't go back to the home page: you go back to the previous page you were on, which should've been displaying a bunch of fonts.

knitmom7 04/26/2012 #

Wow! You are so good! Thanks!

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