June 1, 2010

Silhouette Paintings of the Girls

I wanted some cute art in the bathroom, and saw this blog post with a child's silhouette.
I took a cheap 9x12 inch canvas, painted it with off-white acrylic paint and traced my daughter's silhouettes with pencil.

To make their silhouettes, I took their pictures, pasted them into a Word document, and enlarged them to fill an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. 

Then I printed them out in black and white and cut around the outline of their heads. 

I thought it looked cute with a bit of a curve at the bottom.  It actually just followed the neckline of their shirts. 
Then, I painted inside the traced lines with black acrylic paint, and voila!  Pretty fun!

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  1. I'm totally going to try that! Thanks for the idea. You're so crafty:)

  2. Those are so sweet. You've created a forever keepsake! I love them!

  3. Too cute, and you make it look so do-able! I may have to try this sometime :o)

  4. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation with us!