I love this new silhouette art I made for my husband’s desk space in the basement.
AND……IT’S WITH THE KID’S WEDNESDAY!!!
(where did that go anyways???)
I wish the pictures were a little better, but I played around with lighting and the camera for awhile in the basement and didn’t have a lot of success. If you don’t already know, I am working really hard finishing up all the details and CLEANING, in order to get our house on the market, so….this will have to do.
I started with my sister’s old table leaf. Who knows what happened to the table? She had done some sort of texture and painted gloss on it.
Next, I took pictures of the kids.
Keep in mind you could use kids, pets, you and your significant other???
I think a bunch of pets would be awesome!
I put them into Microsoft Word and enlarged them to around 7 inches. (If you try this at home, photograph all your kids in the same spot. I ended up with different distances and then had to play around with the size of each picture!) Getting pictures of a one year old is tough!
Then I placed the cut out head on the BACK SIDE of scrapbook paper that I choose. (although I think this looks really cool just how it is, it just happened to be the back of the scrapbook paper I wanted to use). Once it is traced, cut out the picture and you’ll have the silhouette with the pattern of the scrapbook paper. (I use the back side so no pencil marks will show from the tracing).
I have a fairly busy basement, so I went with pretty plain scrapbook paper. I think it would be awesome to use totally funky patterned paper. Or maybe bold patters of black and white??
Here is the picture you saw above, once I adhered it to the table leaf.
I used Scotch Wall Mounting Tape, since the table leaf was so slick.
I let the older kids write their own names with a silver sharpie.
I wrote the names under the younger kid’s silhouettes.
* I also had to trim off Eva’s hair in the silhouette, and I made the little hair curl more pronounced. Her thin, whispy hair looks like she stuck her finger in a light socket daily!
Since I didn’t want too many different patterns, I only used three patterned scrapbook papers, the other two I used plain light gray and plain white.
Here is a sneak peak of John’s downstairs desk space.
I'm a wife, a sister, a daughter, a mother of 5, a Jesus lover, a coffee abuser, an obsesser of all things DIY, design and decor related.
Most of what you'll see here are ways to live inexpensively, and how I put those into practice with my constant need to renovate houses.
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