Silhouette Portraits

I have been wanting to do silhouette portraits of the ginger princes for awhile now, but could never really figure out how to do it easily.  I didn't want them to (and they just couldn't) stand in front of a white backdrop while I traced there little heads.  So I scoured the internet and came up with an adaptation of what I knew I was capable of doing.

First, I took a picture of the princes while standing in front of our sliding glass doors.  The contrast of the great outdoors, and them in front, made for a great profile.

Next, I printed out the pictures on my desk-jet printer.  I then cut out the pictures and them inverted them on a piece of black card stock and traced the picture with chalk.

I cut out the profile, inverted them again, and then popped them into a frame with a piece of scrapbook paper behind.

I love the way it turned out and the project only took me an hour to complete.  I know that these will be timeless pieces we will have for many years to come.  And, I can change out the background to suit my needs!

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  1. Love these! I did one of my son last year, but I like yours better. :) I like the use of the scrapbook paper to make it colorful and unique while still using the mat to make it look classy.


  2. Thank you for sharing this (I found you at Sugar Bee Crafts linky party). You make it so easy, I'm so gonna copy you! And I "followed" your blog.

    Mary @


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