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« on: January 11, 2008 10:48:18 AM »

So I wasn't sure if this should be in the home decorating section or the paper craft section, but I figured "it's framed, so I'll call it art" Tongue

I've been seeing a lot of old Victorian-looking cameos around on different blogs and in jewelry and such, so I decided I wanted my very own.

My husband and I took profile pictures of each other and I traced around our faces in adobe illustrator. Then I printed the outline onto regular computer paper, taped it to black paper and x-acto'd it out. I just improvised the outline on my little hairdo. I never wear my hair like that but it's about the only way to make your head not look like a blob if you have long hair.

I'm proud because these are all recycled materials. Free art!
-I found the frames in my favorite dumpster (yes I have a favorite dumpster) behind a craft-supply store.
-The white paper is the paper that came in the frame, I just flipped it over because the back was all white
-The black paper was scavenged from my old college portfolio

I just think they're hilarious because they look all formal and fancy until people look closer and realize they're us! Plus the lamp makes them cast a menacing shadow so they seem all gothic and scary lol


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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 10:54:22 AM »

These are GREAT!  They they are the perfect accent for that corner.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 10:58:17 AM »

I love them!  You can't beat free, personalized art.

My craft blog: One Pearl Button

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 01:12:48 PM »

Those are great!
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 01:15:48 PM »

That's so cool! I really like them Smiley

Jen, homeschooling mom of 4
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008 02:02:42 PM »

Those look fantastic!! I've been thinking about doing some cameos for my house and now I'm totally inspired to follow through.  Grin

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008 02:50:27 PM »

Incredibly cool. I am definitely going to try this! I love that you dumpster-dove for supplies but the outcome is so expensive-looking.
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