A couple weeks ago, my friend Krissy asked me to make a giant canvas for her boyfriend's Christmas present. She had seen another typography project that I made earlier this year and fell in love with it, but wanted something bigger for her boyfriend's new apartment.
I'm not going to lie, I didn't take too many pictures of this one because my camera wasn't working right and wouldn't focus for most of the pics I tried to take. But here's what I did get:
The first step of making a canvas this large is to create your typography on the computer. I used Picnik to create mine because I love all the different fonts it offers and it's easy to set it up how you like.
Once I had the layout how I liked, I used a projector hooked up to a computer (thank goodness for technology at the school I work at!) to project the image onto the canvas and traced it with a pencil. If you don't have a projector to use, you can try to freehand it. I was using a canvas that was 30" x 40" so freehanding it would have been hard---it would be easier to freehand using a smaller canvas, though.
I then used a medium blue acrylic paint to paint in the words over the pencil.
Again, I apologize for not having more pictures, but for whatever reason I could not get my camera to focus at all :(
Here's the finished product! You can see Krissy's hand in the picture-we had to take this outside at night, and my camera (for whatever reason) finally decided to work right! So frustrating, but I'm so glad I got a picture of the finished product!