Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Makeover: Hype Your Type!

When it comes to our alphas, I can think of three main reasons a makeover might be in order:
  1. Your missing the letters you need
  2. The color is not quite right.
  3. Or maybe your alphas just need a kick. 
Here's a few quick ways that paper scrappers and digi scrappers, alike, can overcome these obstacles and "HYPE THAT TYPE!"

Get Out the Paint

If the color isn't quite right, get out your paintbrush or your trusty "paint bucket" and go for a quick fix.  You could also use spray mists, ink pads or even your Photoshop blending modes to get the perfect color for your titles.

Crazy Daisy Kit Club

  Bring on the Bling

Sometimes all you need is a little something extra--a little bit of sparkle or a touch of texture and you can give those letter a real leg up.  So bust out your glitter and flock--or even those handy acrylic layer styles to make your letters truly Lovely!

Scrap This Kit

Cut it Out!

Why not try dressing up your alphas with your favorite patterned papers?  Whether your going to cut them out by hand or use your fonts as a clipping mask, bringing a pattern to your alpha may be just what your layout needs!

Danielle Young Designs

Get In Line

Try outlining your letters or stitching around them to really help them stand out.  Sometimes all that missing it that little bit of detail that can really make your alphas POP!

Crazy Daisy Kit Club

Mix It Up!

Try using a variety of your leftover alphas or favorite fonts to build the perfect title.  This technique can come in handy when you're missing alphas, have multiple colors you want to accentuate, or when you just want to have some fun!

Need a Hand?

Still stumped...?  Then its time to take matters into your own hands.  Using your sharpie or your graphic tablet try out a handwritten or doodled title to bring that edge you've been looking for to your layouts.


Do you have any more ideas for making over your alphas?...I'd love to hear them! 


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