Sorry I’ve been so absent lately! The good news is that I’ve been busy around the house and have lots to share with you! Today’s topic: oversized prints.
I’m sure if you’ve spent three seconds on Pinterest, you’ve seen those oversized prints for just a couple of dollars. They are always black and white and can really make a statement as wall decor! They are called engineering prints and you can get them at Staples in three sizes – 18″ x 24″, 24″ x 36″, and 36″ x 48″. It’s easy to upload your image, chose the size you want to order, then pick it up in store! They’ll ship, too but my Staples is close enough that I didn’t want to pay the shipping costs. They only come in black and white because, from my understanding, the idea is that they are for blueprints or architectural drawings. Well that’s great but crafty people can always find a use for something other than what’s intended, right?!
Most of the prints I’ve seen floating around Pinterest and bloggyland have been black and white photos. They are beautiful and great, inexpensive way to make a “wow” art piece for your home! I’ve been dying to try my hand at an engineering print and decided that instead of a photograph, I would design a typography art piece. And the result?
*Please ignore the messy couch, unpainted walls, and candles missing from the holders…*
That picture kind of gives you an idea of how big the print is. I chose the 18″ x 24″ size and that was plenty big for the space above my couch.
Here’s another view:
I’d say that’s pretty awesome for around $3! I had planned on mounting this paper (it’s pretty thin) to something like foam board to hang but didn’t have any foam board on hang and got impatient. I just tacked it up on the wall with a few small nails!
If you want an engineering print of your own, you can download the file by clicking the image below!