Make Your Own Silhouettes
I’ve always loved silhouettes that I see hanging in people’s homes. Just like ancestral portraits, they connect the past to the present and bring a sense of tradition and heritage to homes. When I found these cute vintage frames on Ebay, I decided I wanted to make some silhouettes for us to hang on the gallery wall in our home. I love how old-fashioned the round frames with the hooks look! The small silhouettes go perfectly in them and fit right in with our gallery wall. If you want to make some yourself, it’s so easy to make your own silhouettes!
All you have to do is take a picture of the person from a side angle. Make sure the person is standing tall and upright. Since you only need to capture the area from the shoulders up to create the silhouette, it doesn’t matter what the background is because it will be blocked out. I created the silhouettes using Adobe Photoshop. I just outlined the two images in black and saved them as a new image. I’m sure any computer program would work. You can even color black marker directly on the picture if you don’t want to use the computer. I then scaled the image to fit the frame and printed it on cardstock. Finally, if you don’t want glass over your frame, you could also print it on a creamy linen paper to give it an aged look.
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