Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Craft for world peace.
Obsession #1,764. Silhouettes.
I've seen these all over the place and read a few different tutorials. Let me tell you, you don't need someone to show you how to do this. It is THAT easy.
First you take a picture. Then you cut out the figure you'd like to silhouette. And then you trace that shape on to black paper. And then you cut it out. Done.
If you want to get all fancy, you can use a copy machine with the original pic and size it to your liking. I personally feel like a magician when I take a photo of myself and slim it down by 10 pounds (mostly around the middle). Oh, to be two-dimensional and made of paper.
But I am playing with these. Fun paper. And different shapes. And adding things like circles, because I just can't help myself. My plan is to do an entire wall. Because you know me. I can't do just one, it NEEDS to be 50. Now every time I take a picture, I see it in black with some sort of polka dot background.
The cut-out of the boys (top left) has been sitting on my desk for well over 3 weeks. So, while I have 47 more of these puppies to go (small exaggeration), I consider getting these three done a small step for mankind.
Just trying to save the world. One craft at a time.