Silhouette craft

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This is an impromptu craft that I made last Friday, while watching “The Knight Night” movie with my DH. Yes, I can’t stop myself from multitasking!! Even when I’m watching a movie, I just can’t sit there and not do something! -_-” Sometimes I really wonder if I have the adult ADD… LOL.

Anyway, here is what inspired me to create my own silhouette craft…

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the “Jazz it up” silhouette sculpture that we got many years ago from an auction event, which I am waiting for DH to hang it back on the wall above the piano for almost a year now. -_-”

Back to the craft…

There must be 1001 ways of creating silhouettes but for this Lazy Stay-at-Home mom, the “low-tech” method using just the very basic tools is good enough. πŸ˜‰

Ok… let me show you how I created mine… the “low tech” way.

First, I took a picture of the our side profiles and then download the images onto my computer. I changed the photos into black & white pictures, using Picasa (u can use other tools too, tuned the photos a little using the light, highlight & shadow options.

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Then I took a piece of white A4 paper, placed it over my computer screen, simply trace over the outside of the profiles creating the silhouettes and cut them out…

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Next, traced along the profile of white silhouettes onto a piece of black paper, cut the black silhouettes out and then glue them on a white card stock paper.

Since I have quite a few old picture frames with prints that I no longer like and it is such a waste to let them sit in the basement and collect dust, I decided to give them a new lease of life by re-using them.

With just a pair of pliers and screw driver, I performed the “surgery”…
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And finally, pop the silhouettes into the frames. That’s it!!

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Instant art that is full of meaning! Yeah! πŸ™‚