Remember last week, when I showed you my DIY tassel garland?
You, do? Good.
And remember in that same post, I said that if all went according to plan, I would show you how I did my silhouettes?
You, do? Good.
Well, you are about to see how to make a silhouette. But, over the course of the week, all has not went according to plan with the silhouettes. You see, the other day, I was just sitting at my dining room table minding my own business, trying to be a good blogger, when out of nowhere one of those silhouettes fell right off the wall. And the glass shattered into a million little pieces.
And what’s weirder? There was no apparent cause for this fall. Nope, the nail was still in the wall when I went over there and the hook was just fine on the back of the frame.
Do you believe in ghosts?
I believe in ghosts.
I think my Pap was just bored and trying to entertain himself at my expense.
Just wait until the end of this post to call the asylum on me, you’ll want to see this.
So, here is the story of my silhouette wall and my take on how to make a silhouette. The easy way, I might add.
How to Make a Silhouette
First, I should tell you that I really only made one of those silhouettes on the wall.
Yep, mine and Grunt Labor’s silhouettes were both made when we were kids. I smuggled mine away a long time ago and when Mama (Grunt Labor’s mom), found out I wanted a silhouette wall, she went and dug out his from long ago. Both of ours may be considered antiques by now.
Heaven, help. If anyone asks, I’m 25.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
I digress. So, all I needed was a silhouette of the kid. In a rare moment of stillness, I snapped this side profile of her.
Then, I cropped it on Picmonkey.
I also turned it black and white, because all I have is a black and white printer.
Next, I opened it up in a word document and made it just about as big as the whole page and printed it out. I cut out just around her profile and kind of made a curve into her chest.
No, she doesn’t have a golden dinosaur growing out of her head. When I was done with the silhouette, I just popped it on my craft room wall with one of those push pins from my sassy message board. Finally, I laid the cut out silhouette on black card stock and cut that bad boy out.
I spray painted frames gold that I already had and mounted the silhouettes to scrapbook paper to serve as a mat.
‘Cause I’m cheap like that.
And that, my friends, is how to make a silhouette – the easy way.
According to Jenna.
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