Thursday, June 30, 2011

Moxie Fab Silhouettes

Hello!

Before I get into today's post... I have to say, I just LOVED reading about everyone's lovely words, songs, inside jokes and silly things that you do and say to your loved ones from yesterday... it was such a good comment day- thank you for sharing them!

Today over at Moxie Fab World I am talking about silhouettes (if you haven't visited yet today, click on over and check it out) and here at my blog I'm taking a stab at making silhouettes of my girls.

Over at Moxie Fab World I share some of my favorite whimsical silhouettes of children at play, but since I'm a newbie silhouette maker I thought I'd get my feet wet with the form of silhouette portraiture that capture's ones likeness from only the shoulders up.

So here is what I created...
To make this project:
1) Take a photo your subject's profile.
 2) Print the image out on photo paper (here I printed mine as an 8" x 10"). Fussy cut around the outside of the silhouette.
3)  Apply a line of removable adhesive around the outside of the back of the photo.
4) Adhere photo to canvas. Variation: adhere to 12"x12" cardstock to make a scrapbook page, or print photo smaller to place on front of a card, journal etc.
5) Spray with glimmer mist.
6) Allow surface to dry and remove photo.
There's the silhouette... so simple! Now, because I go a bit crazy when it comes to projects like this, I decided to take a trip to Hobby Lobby and see if they had frame or something that would work with it. Here's what I found:
Its a pin board. And for once I'm thankful that I decided to use something like canvas instead of paper (no I never fully think these things through before I start on them... I'm a jump in and improvise as I go kind of gal). So I popped off the frame and adhered my canvas to the front of the board. 
Then I adhered the frame back in place with a hot glue gun and finished the project by embellishing it with flowers and bling.
It was so easy and fun that I made a second one for my oldest daughter. Hmm... now I need to get them each desks.... wouldn't these boards look darling hanging over a desk? 
Oh... the whole process was much easier than I expected... maybe I will try the whimsical silhouette of my kids at play next. Thanks for visiting... hope you all have a terrific Thursday!

Products: Fabric Flowers & Crystals (FL-04CA-130, FL-04CA-101, FL-04CA-102, FL-04CA-110, CR-04CA-104, CR-04CA-113) by Zva Creative;  Metal Flower Vintage Trunkets (#930028); Ameruse Duchess Mix by Prima;  Tiger Lily & Viva Pink Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels;  Single Sheet Canvas by Canvas Corp.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

absolutely wonderfu!
TFS!

Holly Kean said...

I love the updated technique to a time-treasured artform.

Sarah said...

Love the way the masked silhouettes turned out.

Annette said...

WOW now that is very creative. I am impressed. Thanks for sharing this awesome technique. I have not seen this done before. Have a wonderful day...

lam said...

absolutely amazing work and thanks for sharing this great and very creative idea

Tessa Buys said...

Fabulous idea! I'm going to have to try this :).

Marlena M. said...

This is a great idea! Wonderful pics and projects. ;)

marilyn said...

WOW - these are fabulous!

Newbie said...

WOW! How DO you come up with these idea?? BEAUTIFUL! Love the idea-wonderful project!!

Queen Mary said...

LOVE this! Wish I'd thought of such an easy way to do this! Thanks for the excellent project!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Wow, the results are gorgeous...wish my kids were small enough to do that!

Deirdre said...

Fab, just fab. Love what you created.

Cindy Major said...

What a clever idea!!!

TFS!

Sara said...

What a slick trick. I LOVE it! Now if I can only get everyone to pose for the pix! Thanks.