Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Lost Art

Let me tell you..I absolutely adore silhouettes! I've liked them for as long as I could remember but have you noticed HOW popular they are becoming again? Everywhere I look someone is doing something creative with them. My most recent "favorite" item using a silhoutte is jewelry.

These are to die for!

They're made by Le Papier Studio on Etsy . Check out their other products as well. I could seriously go broke buying from their shop!

Have you ever tried to make your own silhouette? They're pretty simple, actually. My mom came up with this great idea at Christmas time to make silhouette's of all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren as a gift for my grandparents. There are 13 of us total! Do you know how hard it is to find gifts that will accommodate names and/or photos of 13 kids? Go ahead, I dare you to find something! Of course we could have done a simple family photo but we are not simple people!

A few weeks before Christmas I stumbled across a beautiful decorative tree at Things Remembered. At last, something that would hold pictures of the whole gang. This picture does not do this tree justice.

So, one by one I used Photoshop Elements and made the silhouettes. It doesn't take much creativity, just time and patience. Here are a few of the sihouette's that I did:

I wish I had a picture of the finished produt to share with you but of course I don't. Hopefully one day soon I can snap a picture or two. Just try picture it in your mind though---GORGEOUS!

My next project includes the silhouettes of my children, husband and myself. In addition, I'll be using charger plates. You know..those things that rich people use under their regular plate? Don't ask where I came up with this crazy idea but I'm going with it for now.

1 comment:

  1. I love silhouettes, too! I saw something cute recently where you can do silhouette family pictures with each person's name on there, too. To try and explain it in detail wouldn't do it justice, but let me just say how CUTE it was! I'd love to make one!