See DIY Project Wall Decor Simple Framed Silhouette

Unless you live under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed many beautiful gallery walls on the Internet and in magazines. I know I have something! Making DIY silhouettes is a great inexpensive way to pack something traditional and personal that you can use in a gallery wall or even on your own. Silhouettes have been around for a long time and may seem a little old-fashioned, but there are so many ways to update them for a fresh and modern look.

The art of silhouettes became popular in the middle of the XVIII century. Silhouettes were usually created by painting an inverted image on glass. trace an image, then cut the image out of lighter Paper and place it on dark Paper; or a cutting and pasting method that involves cutting out dark paper and placing it on white Paper. Traditional silhouette artists do it freehand! This is also possible by drawing a Proorganize with a backlight. All these methods seem tedious, so I found a quick and easy way to create a Framed Silhouette.

Materials and accessories:

  1. Camera
  2. Scissors
  3. Two types of Scrapbooking paper-one color for the background and one for the silhouette shape
  4. Frame of the desired size
  5. Adhesive tape

First you need to take a photo of the person for the figure. It doesn’t matter how close you are to the subject, but if you are creating several silhouettes, you want to make sure that they are approximately the same distance from each person. In this way, the silhouettes have the same size.

Then print your photos. The size of your printed image must be the same as that of your frame. You can make any size from 5″ x 3″ to 8.5″ x 11″. A larger Silhouette works, but a smaller one would work well in a gallery wall or in a Vignette.

Once your photo has been printed, place it on the scrapbooking paper you want to use for the Silhouette. Cut the two pieces of paper together using paper clips or paper clips. You can also glue them together around the edges.

Now slowly and carefully cut the preorganized shape from your photo paper and scrapbooking paper. Channel your inner nursery. Take the time to avoid mistakes. Sometimes you have to decide where to cut based on the hair sticking out because of the bad hair days.

Once your photos have been cut out, it’s time to assemble your frames. I always take the time to apply a window cleaner to the glass before putting on my screen. It is very satisfying to clean the glass before finishing your frame.

Place the Silhouette on the background paper and place it as desired, as it will be visible through the glass. If you like space, use a little adhesive tape on the back of the mold to prevent slipping when you finish assembling your frame. peak the frame and make sure that it is positioned correctly. If you need to assemble a few silhouettes, place them side by side to make sure that the positioning of each preorganized matches the others.

Traditionally, silhouettes are a black shape on a lighter background. It has an effect and looks good. I think a white on black shape can have such a powerful effect.

You can also add colors and patterns to your screen by using a white or black shape on patterned or textured paper, fabric or a bold color. This can create a traditional look with a modern twist, depending on the pattern you choose. Check out the Scrapbook Paper Aisle in the Craft store. There are so many options!