Thursday, November 13, 2008

Silhouettes

My interest in silhouettes was first piqued by this post on my dear friend Kate's blog. Then, I saw a silhouette tutorial at The Homespun Heart. And of course, there are Nie's beautiful silhouettes. I finally got around to making some for myself, and they were so much fun! Eventually, I'd like to hang them over our mantle, but since I don't really want to do that until I repaint the living room (and that won't be happening for quite some time, I fear) I went ahead and hung them in our bedroom:


I really like how they turned out, and I actually love them on the bedroom wall. They were so easy to make. All I did was take pictures of each family member, and then printed out the picture in 8x10 size (here's Camden's).


Then, I carefully cut around the image. I placed it on a piece of black card stock and traced it. Then, I cut out that image, mounted it on white card stock, and framed it. Voila! I even caught ol' Riley in a reflective mood one day, so I made a silhouette of him, too. No such luck with Roy, as of yet.

The frame for Riley's silhouette was found at our local thrift store for 50 cents. It was brown and plastic, and really ugly, but nothing that some glossy red spray paint couldn't fix.

11 comments:

Kate said...

Those are so cool. I never thought of taking their picture to make them. I've just been trying to get Declan to stand sideways so I could trace him and its not working. I'm going to try this and hopefully I'll get a matching pair soon.

Jen said...

Those are amazing! I'm so impressed - what a nice way to capture what you all look like right at this moment. Love the one of Riley too : )

Terrij83@yahoo.com said...

THAT IS SO COOL Heather you are seriously gifted in the arts and craft/baking/stay at home mom area!! I miss you tons lets get together soon.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

They turned out beautiful! I love silhouettes of all kinds for the vintage nostalgic feel they give.

Anonymous said...

They look great! I think Griffin looks just like Steve, but the silouette of Griffin looks just like you in the pencil sketch we have in our dining room -- exact same profile. . . and Riley looks like Molly . . . also the exact same profile. Love, Mum

Jean said...

These are great. I can't believe how much they look like the actual people (and dog).

Melissa said...

I saw that craft in Wondertime earlier this year, and clipped it - it's on my list for grandparent's Christmas gifts this year. :D I hope mine turn out as well as yours did! I love that you did Riley's too!

Joy said...

Great job! Those are amazing!!!

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Very nice. You did a fantastic job and I think its great Riley was included as well!

Heather said...

Thanks, everyone! They were so fun (and easy!) to make.

Jenn said...

Wow. I am impressed. I know you said it was easy but I am pretty sure if I attempted it wouldn't come out as professional looking as yours!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin