Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Silhouette


After being inspired by these by NieNie I had to make my own. And here they are so far. I now have to get onto the hard bit of spending money on frames for them, finding frames I actually like at the cost I want to pay. No way I will pay like $20 a frame for something that was very cheap to produce (not including the (wo)man hours it took to make them.)

Thought they could also make a good mothers day present, something different. To make these I took photos of everyone in side profile, printed out the photo, cut around it and used this for the template. Then I used black paint to fill. Very easy - though make sure you have a fine brush for the edges, one mistake, and it won't look like your profile :)

If anyone is interested in having one of themselves (or other family member) made I will be giving one away - just tell me why you would like one. Winner drawn Monday as I will be away for the long weekend.

5 comments:

Zanabelle said...

They look great! They look just like everyone, except I don't think your nose looks that big in real life :P

Anonymous said...

Wow Bobbie!
I saw these on that site, but had no idea how she had done them, I imagined shining a light onto a screen and sketching the silouette while the person sat still - like you would be able to do any children that way! silly me!
Jenny

Bobbie said...

heee heeee... yes.... well I think she did it this way... i looked up a few sites, and a few still do it the old light way... but hello?? it was almost impossible to get gabrielle to take a side ways photo - she kept looking at me!

Jan said...

Those turned out so great Bobbie. I really like how you can see the hair detail too. I am going to try this with my dog I think too. He deserves a little wall time.

Melissa said...

Great job!

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