Hi Deerest Friends,
I may be making a massive generalisation but people who love craft and DIY usually love Op Shops/ Thrift Shops. You can find the funniest stuff and I love finding older things that you can change and update so they look modern and new. I actually went to an Op Shop Party the other day with friends and the fashion was hilarious yet questionable.
So spending all day in an op shop looking for an awesome outfit inspired me to take something old and revamp it. Today’s DIY tutorial is a really cool graphic/typo poster that is incredibly easy and cheap to make. All you need is to head down to your local thrift store and find an old poster, map or painting. If you can’t find anything suitable you can also use a newspaper or a magazine.
So Let’s Get Started!
You Will Need
-Spray Paint (any colour but black and white look really effective)
-Your Poster Base (E.g. Panting, Poster, Map, Newspaper, Magazine)
Firstly, find a poster base. The one I’m using is a canvas that I found at an Charity Shop. It has just been half-painted randomly but the colours are really vibrant.
Now think of a quote, a sentence or any random words you would like your poster to say. The quote can be anything at all. I’m using the quote “There’s No Place Like Home” because I love The Wizard of Oz and also this is going to make a great house-warming gift for one of my friends.Using the masking/electrical tape, start taping your quote onto your poster base. Just judge where the letters will go by eye.
Now use your spray paint to cover the entire poster base until you can’t see the base’s original images anymore. You may need multiple coats to achieve this. Allow plenty of time to dry.
Once dried, remove all your masking/electrical tape.
And You’re Done!
This graphic poster has a really cool, urban vibe and is very eye-catching. This would make a great house-warming gift, especially if you have a quote that is personally relevant to your friend. If you can’t think of a quote to use you can use a list such as “New York, Paris, London, Tokyo, [the name of your town/city]”. This is a really versatile project as you can use anything as your poster base. You could use a plain coloured poster board from the craft store, you could paint your own canvas first, reuse some cool wrapping paper or you could use planks of wood…just use your imagination.
If you liked this DIY tutorial comment below and if you have any other DIY ideas you’d like me to attempt let me know 🙂