With a house full of newly painted walls and empty shelves, we have plenty of areas that are in need of some art. For a quick and cheap solution we decided to make our own silhouette pictures.
This is the easiest ever, cheat’s version how to make silhouette art. Anyone can do it!
I started by taking a photo of Jan, facing sideways. It’s probably a good idea to take the picture in front of a window or lamp, just to make sure that the edges of the face are crisp and clear (that’s where you will be cutting along later).
Then, I measured the picture frame and printed the picture of Jan to fit it.
Using a craft knife, I cut along the edges of Jan’s face (that didn’t sound right, did it?!), but you could also use scissors. Try to cut out your silhouette as detailed as possible, as it really helps the picture stand out.
Now for the colouring in. I placed the cut out picture on some scrap paper and used black ink to paint over it. It couldn’t be easier, you don’t even need to stay within any edges! If you don’t have ink, I’m sure that black paint or even a felt-tip pen would work just as well.
And here is the finished result.
All in all it took be about 10 minutes per picture. It’s nice to have personal touches around the house, and you can’t get much more personal that art you have created yourself. They would probably make a great gift, too.
Just in case you are wondering, we still don’t have anything in the picture frames in our bedroom. Still waiting for inspiration… If you have any ideas, let us know!