Monday, February 27, 2012

DIY Silhouette Art

Hi all!
After a very tough month, I'm back from a little blog sabbatical with a quick and easy project!

Make your own silhouette!

I love silhouette art... And had I known it was so easy to do it yourself, I would have completed this a long time ago! :) When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I went back through all of my photos to see if I could find one of B's profile. I found two or three potentials, then I cropped them, enlarged them {and rotated a few of them to get the perfect profile}, then printed them out onto white card stock. After I decided on the one I wanted to use, I cut it out, then traced the outline onto some black linen-finish card stock. I will tell you that I didn't really get the visualization on how it was going to turn out until after I traced it onto the black card stock... I was SO excited when I saw how well it transferred!
I cut it out from the black card stock, then used a couple of Zots to post it onto the white background.

Place it into a frame, and voila!
I remember my mom had all three of our silhouettes done when we were younger... I always loved looking at them, and now B has her own {apparently, for a fraction of the price that my mom paid to have ours done}! :)
I'm so excited to do another when she has a cute little ponytail!


Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

I've been wanting to try this for a while now, but was scared I would mess up cutting it out! Did you use an exacto knife?

Bronwyn said...

What a lovely way to capture a child's image forever. Thanks for sharing - and I am so glad to see you back.

Patrice said...

gorgeous! I am off to try it right now. You've inspired me!

Katie said...

We did Meyer's sillouette for a Christmas present for my mom! I just love love these:) You've been missed in the blogging world and so has sweet B! Glad you're back.

Maria said...

What a pretty silhouette! I love it! I've always wanted to try doing this project, looks so pretty and elegant!

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a great idea! I would love for you to link up at my Link Party via:

Mrs. Delightful

Natalie said...

This turned out great!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is cute- and a much better idea than trying to make a little one sit still to trace a profile. Thanks for sharing- this caught my eye at the Our Delightful Home link party.

Pieced Pastimes said...

This is so sweet. Such a great memory in the making.