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Painting Words on Walls
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The pages of high-end decorating magazines are filled with pictures of walls that talk. the walls don’t literally speak, of course. Instead, they display favorite folk sayings, bits of poetry, or quotes from famous and infamous people throughout history. If you have a favorite saying, you’re ready to get to work. One key to a project like this is making the words proportional to the space where they’re displayed, and that can take some trial and error. (This is where patience comes in handy.)
If you’re working with a soffit or other small linear space, try making the letters about two-thirds the height of the soffit. You may prefer to have the words larger or smaller, but two thirds is a good starting point. The font you choose should fit the room as well as the saying. a casual font with a little attitude works well for a short, funny saying. Flowing script sets the tone for poetry or sentimental thoughts. Extremely complex fonts are difficult to work with and difficult to read, so it’s often best to avoid them.