Tech Tip: Making your own oversized alphas.

By Jung AhSang

April 6, 2016

Oversized alphas have been all the rage recently, and I love them!  However, you don’t always have the right color or you run out of certain letters too soon.  In those instances, I like to make my own.  Sometimes, I go for a more carefree, hand cut look.  This time, I decided to go for a more structured, even look.

Here’s how:

1.  Decide on a title.  Then, I get on the computer and in a word document, I type out the title.  I mess around with fonts and sizes, until I find something I like.  Note:  You will have to go pretty high on the font size…this is at 325 pt.

2.  Print it (I use the economy setting to save on ink) on regular copy paper, and cut it out.

ahsang SC Emma 3

3.  Pick the pattern paper(s) that you want to use.  I decided to use the corrugated mint cardstock.  FLIP the paper over, and flip the letters over, so that the back of the paper and the back of the letters are facing you, and trace using a pencil.  You could easily trace the letters right side up on the front of the pattern paper, but I like to flip the paper and the letters over, so I don’t have to worry about erasing pencil lines later.

ahsang SC Emma 4

 

4.  Carefully cut out the letters!  It helps to have small sharp scissors!

ahsang SC Emma 5

 

Now, you have oversized alphas in the exact color and style you want, and you can attach it with whatever adhesive you choose!  I used low profile foam squares.

ahsang SC Emma 2

And here is my final project:

ahsang SC Emma 1

 

I hope you enjoyed my tech tip today, and I hope you’ll give it a try!  Have a great day!

2 Comments on “Tech Tip: Making your own oversized alphas.”

  • Thanks for that great tip! I will use it for sure! Your letters turned out super cute and so is that dog 🙂

    April 7th, 2016 at 3:44 am
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