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« on: September 22, 2007 08:25:10 PM »

I got this idea from Adorn magazine several months ago.  I actually finished all of these a good month or so ago as well.  I still have two more that I want to finish.  All I did was take a silhouette photo of the person or pet.. print it the correct size and then use transfer carbon paper to transfer it to the scrapbook paper I wanted to use... then cut it out and pasted it to the background paper.  The frames were all various colors.  I painted them all white with some handy spray paint and voileau!  So far, the ones that are done are my Mom, all three dogs.. Angel, my cockapoo, Kooty and Isky our yorkies and Georgie.. our cat.  The two that I'm working on are now are my Dad and myself.  I've hung them up in the bedroom right now.. but I don't have all of my furniture in there yet.. so new big picture pics... I'll post some later once I've completed the bedroom.  I hope ya'll enjoy!

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Kooty.. one of our yorkies

Isky, our other yorkie.. I like to call her the spoiled little brat lol

This is Georgie.. our cat. 

These two are of Angel.  The larger one of her sitting on the table I just haven't hung because it needs two nails and well I guess I'm just being lazy about it lol.  Besides, I kind of think it's cute on the table where it is. 


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Okay, so these are really simple to make.  You just have to patient when cutting out the silhouettes.  So, here's a step-by-step for any of you ladies who are interested in making some silhouettes of your own friends or families.

Step 1:  Take a photo of your subjects profile in bright lighting... or you can use a photo you already have if you think you can outline their profile easily enough. 

Step 2:  What I did next was upload the photo onto the computer and simply insert it onto a page in Microsoft Word.. I just used Word because it's simple and easy for me.  Then I would just stretch the picture to the desired size.  You might have to print once or twice till you know for sure what size you want. 

Step 3:  Now with the photo in the desired size, I would take a sheet of carbon transfer paper and put it beneath the photo.. and then the scrapbook paper that I decided I want the silhouette to be made out of beneath the transfer paper.  Now all you have to do is simply trace the subject's profile. 

Step 4:  At this point I would normally use one of this nifty little craft knives.. it's easy to get the tiny crevices.  Or you can use a small pair or scissors.. whichever is easier for you.  Carefully cut out the subjects silhouette.

Step 5:  Next, simply rub the back of the silhouette with a gluestick and then paste it onto the background piece of scrapbook paper. 

Step 6:  Insert the picture into the frame and voileau!  Beautisimo!  Lol

Note:  For the frames... I just used several different frames that I got on clearance at stores due to scratches and other slight damage.  I sprayed some primer on them, and then spray painted them all white so that there was still some sort of uniformity to them.. the white draws them all together.  That also allows you to be able to play with all sorts of different papers.. mixing unusual colors together and whatnot.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2007 08:52:12 PM »

That's an awesome, awesome idea! Love it!

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2007 10:31:33 PM »

That's a great technique and very nicely done by you.  I'm inspired to do some of these of my kids.  Another item on my crafts-to-try list.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2007 11:31:23 PM »

serious love.  i am crazy about your paper choices too! Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007 05:25:10 AM »

Those are awesome!! I LOVE the one of Georgie and the contrast between the two papers.
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007 06:20:53 AM »

love this idea and you did a good job too! I would love to do this of my grandkids. would you mind a step by step tute?? TFS, Janie
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007 08:51:16 AM »

I love this idea, and your execution of it is gorgeous!

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2007 11:20:04 AM »

These are divine!! I just love them. It seems I am not the only on you inspired. Your paper choices were beautiful. I can't wait to try it. thanks for posting. this rocks
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007 05:48:39 AM »

thanks for the tutorial!
it's so simple-yet i'd have never thought of it!

i can't wait to try it!!

« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2007 06:21:32 AM »

Thanks for the tute.  I can't wait to try this.
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