So I went to work at my computer and found just the right font and figured out the height to make the letters look right in my space. Then I printed out what I wanted to say and cut/spliced my paper to put it all together. This is what it looked like when I taped it up on my wall and tried it out for a few days...
Then I took it down and scribbled on the back side of the whole thing...each letter.
After that, I taped it back up in place and traced around each letter, which left a faint outline of the words.
I just now noticed that the word I focused on for the outlining picture is "love". I think that is perfect. It makes me smile.
I used an ink jet printer, regular printer paper, transparent tape (of course you could use about any tape), a regular #2 pencil, black acrylic paint, and a small slanted/angled artist paint brush.
I am really happy I gave it a try...now where else do I need to put words on the walls?