2/28/11

Playroom Part 4: Silhouettes

 I have been wanting to make silhouettes of my girls.

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Found here. You know this room!
And silhouettes seem to go perfectly with my new playroom design scheme. Black and white. Fabulous!


Now I know people have been making silhouettes forever. But whenever I googled the process, it  involved using photoshop (which I do not have).  And how do you get a 16 month old to hold-still long enough to make it the 'old fashioned' way???


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So I just decided to do it the way it made sense to me. There are probably more efficient ways. But this worked for us. Here is what you will need:
-camera
-computer
-black card stock
-a pencil

 I had my girls sit still (turn on the tv to help!) and took a photo of their profile. Having a window or light source behind them seemed to help illuminate their little faces.


Then I inserted the photos into a Word document and made each picture big enough to fill an 8.5 x11 document.


Next I printed out the enlarged photos.
Then cut out each face.

And then I traced them on black card stock and cut those out.


To show off them off, I decided to place them on a newspaper covered background, like the pic above from Jones Design Company. So I used mod podge to adhere the newsprint to a piece of cardboard. And then I used mod podge again to attach the silhouettes.


And here is the finished framed project! But now I am thinking they may need bows.


There we go! Now they are finished!



Are you ready to see the finished room?  Promise I will show you on Wednesday.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway at "I Love That!"- win $25 to spend here at Crafty Texas Girls. 

2 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! Thanks for showing how to do it. ;)

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