For those of you who missed my sillhouette tutorial over @
Nice Girl Notes
a while ago, here it is:
First, find a photo that you want to use.
I think it probably works better if there aren't very many little details...
Try to get full body shots instead of faces.
I chose one of our wedding pictures:
Then, I took a sheet of tracing paper and traced the image...
Sadly, I was out of black construction paper.
So I set the tracing on some yellow paper.
[I suggest adding a little tape to keep the image in place]
Using an X-acto knife, I carefully cut along all the lines...
It's important that you "cut out" the lines...
make them thick so that you can see the image like this:
When I was finished, I felt the need to remedy the lack of black paper
[despite my adoration for yellow]...
You can skip this step if you begin with the proper supplies.
Mount it to a white background, and you're done!
Our wedding picture is now a keepsake silhouette:
And here it is next to the original:
The best part was that it took less than an hour to do...
I was expecting it to be an all day affair!
Quick, easy, and with Christmas coming up, it would make a lovely personalized gift!
I'm linking to these parties.