Sometimes when designing a vinyl decal you get done and you feel like it may be missing just a little… something extra. Something to add emphasis, elegance or maybe just spice it up a bit. Embellishments are the perfect thing to take a design from “Blah” to “Ta-Dah!”. Embellishments are a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Here are just a few of examples of our incredible designs that wouldn’t be complete without their embellishment details. Embellishments can be used as:
A simple embellishment can make a big difference and is a perfect, and inexpensive way to do seasonal decorations as well!
Now, embellishments can be useful and look great with a design. That being said here is an example of using embellishments incorrectly:
I know a lot of you are thinking “That’s not so bad”, but don’t be fooled! There are lots of things wrong here.
-The design is unbalanced (see how there are more on the left than the right?)
-There are far too many embellishments and it makes an otherwise beautiful quote look busy
-Do not use embellishments as an excuse to add 3, 4, or even 5 colors to your design (it’s just a bad idea)
-Finally, please do not add every available embellishment, again, it just makes it seem cluttered and many don’t look very good together.
Here are some gorgeous examples of some of the custom designs that our customers have used embellishments in well and really added to their designs.
See how the scroll beneath the text in the image on the left adds a touch of elegance and class? And the compass in the top right corner of the design on the right helps to fill more of the negative space and add to the overall look of the design. These customers did it, and so can you! To find our full option of embellishments open our design tool and you will see a box at the bottom of the screen that says “Add Embellishment Layer”, just click on that and let the real designing begin!
Here at Wall Written we have just started getting back into the use of Chalkboard Vinyl. A bunch of new chalkboard designs are available now on our site and with every purchase of $50 or more worth of chalk board vinyl we will send you a free chalkboard marker to use on it. We love that Chalkboards can say so many things, you can make it unique and you can just let your creative side go wild! We have found tons of uses for the Chalkboard Vinyl and we wanted to share some of these ideas with you. So let’s start the count down….
3. Office Uses:
2. Rooms in your home
As you can see are many shapes and images to choose from. There are even more great shapes inside our Custom Design Tool when you click on the “Add Embellishment” button. For custom chalkboard orders please call us at 888-665-0240 or email us the design and size you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org We also have many designs available in our “Chalkboard Vinyl” Category on our website.
Regular chalk or chalkboard markers work with our vinyl! Whichever you choose, you will need to test the best way to clean it, whether you use a regular chalk eraser, a damp cloth or a whiteboard eraser. Be sure to bear in mind that you want the chalkboard area you’ll be writing on to be large enough to write using a piece of chalk. Or, you can write slightly smaller with a chalkboard marker. The more writing space, the better.
Now it’s your turn to share your ideas on Chalkboard vinyl with us. Comment below or post your ideas on our Facebook page and we may just use your idea for a new chalkboard design! Don’t forget to share you pictures of you using our Wall Written products by posting them and tagging our company with the handle @wallwritten .
Disclaimer: we do not warrantee or guarantee the free marker aforementioned (included with each $50+ chalkboard vinyl order,) as we are not affiliated with the marker company in any way.
To start off this wonderful new monthly series all about color schemes and trending colors, I wanted to start somewhere basic. So, I decide to pick a monochromatic scheme.
Basically it means using variations of a single color. For example: Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Powder Blue. All Blues, but varying tones and shades. What’s great about monochromatic color schemes is that they are colors that are easily matched, instead of running around to every paint store to find the exact color of yellow that compliments your exact color of blue. Monochromatic schemes are nice for those of us who want to use color without making it look busy, or cluttered. It can bring focus to your area and easily set the mood you are looking to create.
Now, as I’ve looked at different design blogs and sites, there is one color that seems to be trending in A LOT of places… drum roll…
This is a great color to work with because there are so many gorgeous shades of Purple to pair up. It’s also easy to tie in shades of greys to get the exact look you are aiming for.
As you’ll notice in the examples above, using a monochromatic scheme doesn’t mean you have to have room that is Purple everything from ceiling to floor. Pair your colors with some clean looking neutrals and a whole world of beauty and sophistication is at your fingertips! Personally, I love the look of adding warm creams and light greys to keep a nice warm feel to the room.
Of course, some darker shades are definitely classic. Using these deeper tones of purple paired with more intense neutrals like slate, and black tend to give a more masculine vibe to your space.
At the end of the day, your design comes down whatever you want to make it! I’m here to give helpful tips and suggestions, to inspire and encourage you. But your personal preference is what really counts. This is your home, your sanctuary, make it your own!
Here’s the winning photo for our July contest! It came from Jeniffer B and she said: “Just wanted to thank you again for your help creating the perfect design for us! It looks amazing! :)”
This was a custom design that was created by our designer during a free custom design session with Jennifer. To schedule your own custom design session go here. We absolutely love the look, the detail in the wording and how she pulled everything together on her wall.
Submit your photos and testimonies to email@example.com and you could win a free design just like Jeniffer did. Happy Designing!
Tomorrow we will be announcing the winner for the “Fairytale” Design Poll so stay tuned.
Did you know that Wall Written sends out a monthly Newsletter to our customers who sign up to receive it?
The Wall Written Newsletter is great because it keeps you up to date on our newest vinyl decals, provides helpful ideas, tips and brand new inspiration for you vinyl design needs. It also answers educational questions about our gorgeous products, as well as sharing testimonials and pictures from some of our amazing customers projects.
Here’s a link to our newsletter that was just released!
How do you sign up to receive our incredible monthly blasts? We’ve made it easy, all you need to do is go to the Wall Written site and look to the right side panel. You will see a box like the image below.
Just fill in your information and email address and you’re done. We promise not to fill your inbox with junk! We only send you the newsletter once monthly, and your information is kept 100% confidential.
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“Does Wall Written send out a catalog?”- We get asked this question a lot. The answer is: not currently. The problem with sending out a catalog to our customers is that we release new designs on our website all the time! So by the time our catalog reached you it would already be out of date. We may decide to create a catalog in the future, but at the moment we don’t have any plans to.
We do have a great picture gallery of our designs available on our site. Clicking through pages is almost like flipping through the pages of a catalog, and we’re saving the trees! And of course you can always stay up to date with our newest designs on our “New Products” page.