Monday, 11 June 2012

How to make Word Art Pictures

It's so easy to do!

Word Art pictures seem to be taking over this season.  Everywhere is stocking them.  And for quite a while it's been really bugging me.....   How on earth do you do them?

I've found a few different apps, but nothing has been quite what I wanted.  Today I've found it!

Prepare to be lost in the world of TAGXEDO  - where you can make up a word picture out of just about anything.    There are a host of shapes to choose from, or you can upload your own.  You can even do words.  With a wide choice of text and a host of colour templates to pick from - you may be lost some time!  If you don't want a shape, you can have a word "cloud".  By jiggling around with the controls, you can totally change the appearance.  I have been lost there for most of the afternoon.

Best of all, as you create a picture you are happy with you can save as a jpg image in a variety of sizes - even big enough to print on an enormous canvas.  (I have plans!)

My sewing themed heart above has been printed onto movable wall sticker printer paper from Crafty Computer Paper   I've had it for ages, and finally got around to giving it a go.  Loving it!  Printed beautifully on auto setting, was easy to cut - and sticks to the wall perfectly.  And it's movable!  I know it said it was on the packet, but often these things are nothing like they should be.  This moved from one wall to another with no trouble whatsoever.  Brilliant for adding decor to a plain wall....  I'm already thinking a few pretty birds will look fab..... somewhere!

Here's how the images look when you download them.  This is another wall sticker that I have made for my bedroom.  Although it doesn't look that clear here, it has printed out perfectly - and looks great on the wall.

I can think of so many uses for this app.  Printing on fabric...... labels......  oh - I could keep myself busy wording around for quite some time!

In fact, I have to keep coming back to the post as I have made something else!  This time a (sort of) cupcake shaped wall sticker for the kitchen. I've cut around the shape, and I'm jolly pleased with how it looks on the wall.  I did take a photo of it on the wall, but the yellow would have blinded you!  It's not pleasant, and is on my list of things to be changed as soon as.

When you first go into the app. it's a bit confusing what to do.  I suggest starting with the control box on your left and working your way down, one at a time.  You'll soon get the hang of it.  The box that says load is where you type in your text - and then have fun creating. 

What are you going to make?


  1. Replies
    1. I know! I was so excited when I found the app to do it. Thinking a big canvas for the lounge, when I have decided what words to use :)

  2. Oh I think I'm going to love having a go at this! Thanks for posting about it:)

    1. It's great fun. I think I'm going to draw a cupcake shape and fill it in with baking words next for the kitchen.

  3. I can always rely on you Jan to introduce me to some cool things to play with on the net. Now i just need to find another 6 hours in my day to use it. *waves fist in the air*

    1. Loving the cat picture you've done. How fab would that look printed on a canvas. I may finally find a use for my A3 printer!

  4. Tagxedo is the coolest thing ever. Thank you.

  5. Really happy to have came across this blog, i have been searching for sometime to find something that covers all my needs.

    looking forward to getting creative :)

  6. Thanks so much. this is brilliant


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