First take a side picture of your child(ren). Like so: It may take a few tries to get the right angle. Be sure you can clearly define their nose and lips. You can even add details such as the pony tail on a girl or spiky hair on a boy. Also try to take the picture in front of a plain wall or sheet so that you do not have any thing in the bac ground that may distract you or cut out the wrong parts.
And someone else was working hard on something else :)
Next cut the second piece of scrapbook paper to fit the picture frame. Then past on the cut out piece of paper. You can center it, have it turned slightly, etc. You can get as creative as you like. You can even add different shaped objects such as trucks or hearts or stars, oh my! The great part about this silhouette picture is that it's not traditional so you can make it as crazy or as mellow as you would like.
And we can't forget Melania's beautiful artwork that she worked so hard on!
This is one of the funnest and simplest project ever. You can use an old frame around the house and left over scrapbook paper from another old project. Here is a break down of what it cost me to do this project.
- Picture Frame: $4.00 at Wal-Mart
- Printed Picture: $2.00 also at Wal-Mart
- Scrapbook paper: $0.00 from my niece who has a ton of scrapbook stuff
- Glue: $0.00 already had some from an older project but can be bought really cheap. I just used regular stick clue.
- Razor Blade: $0.00 we have a some stored away from Chris' work. I, honestly wouldn't know how much this costs. :(