Monday, December 29, 2008
While surfing the blog world, I ran across several tutorials about making silhouettes. After thinking about it, I decided that would make a great gift for my mom! So, I took profile pictures of Elana, Zachary, and myself. Then I edited them in a photo editing program to remove the background and make them one color. Then I turned the pictures gray and printed them out on card stock. After that I cut out all the details and framed them. I think that usually it's a black silhouette on a white background, but I decided to reverse that. Mine is a white silhouette on a black background. Dad did a really good job picking out the frames! Mom LOVED them! Apparently she has always wanted some of these. We hung them up on the wall that's on the side of the stairs Christmas night. Elana gave dad a frame that has three slots with black and white portraits of all of us. I think we decided to put it up underneath the silhouettes. I think the silhouettes really look like us, although Zachary wasn't happy that I put his "chicken feathers" in there. (That's what we call the little hair on the back top of his head that sticks straight up no matter how much you brush it.) Anyways, I'm thinking I could make these to sell. People could email me a profile picture of their kids and I'll do the work and maybe frame them, but definitely mat them. What do you think? Would that work?
Thoughtfully shared by Rachel at 12:35 PM