Monday, May 2, 2011

Born-Again Crafter: Making Silhouette's {Tutorial}

I'm so excited to be here with Hannah at Young & Crafty!  Thank you girl!
 I live over at born-again crafter!  My blog consists of thrifty goodness, sewing, scrapping and lots of redos.  Love redos.  I also host "thrifty thursdays" & "scrapbook sundays" so I would love for you to join me!  I also just opened up a etsy shop called Pretty Grey Bench.  Come check it out ;)
Are you curious about my name?  Well, it came from after having my 3rd child, when no time was left for ME.  So I am finding my crafty self again!


Today i'm going to show you my silhouette project I just finished over the weekend:

 I've been trying to fill this wire thing for months now!  And i know I wanted to do something with the kids.  Then I decided to jump on the silhouettes!



So we are going to do the basic, no-photoshop way today since...i don't have photoshop!


Okay first you want to take a side profile picture of your subject.  Hopefully this doesn't take you as long as it took me since my kids didn't want to hold still!  But finally I got all 3!
Load it up to your computer.


Next you want to tape a piece of paper on the computer screen...


Next you want to take a pen or pencil and trace the outline of the face, head and shoulders.  Get that detail!




Next you want to trim the paper and tape it to a black piece of paper or cardstock and then cut it out!


Don't forget detail!


 Next cut the back paper to the size of your frame.  I chose an 8 x 10.


Stick the head on the paper where you want it.


Next I wanted to write their name and year so I grabbed my vanishing pen and stencil. 


This stuff is cool because it will vanish and you are left with straight journaling!




Prepare your frames.  I spray painted mine with Krylon Bright Idea color.  Love it.


Then you place the paper in the frame and put it where you want it.  I love how it turned out!












Thanks so much for joining us today!



Wow those turned out gorgeous! Love the yellow! Be sure to go check Lyssa out!