How To: Sonogram Silhouette Portrait

How To: Sonogram Silhouette Portrait

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Janel Laban
Feb 18, 2009

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Title: Sonogram Silhouette Portrait
Name: Fia
Time: 30 Minutes
Cost: $8 - 10

Fia commemorated her 26 week sonogram with this colorful silhouette. Click above for pics, below for the how-to and be sure to give Fia a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....

Tools:
2 fat quarters of different fabrics
8x10 frame
cardboard for backing
clothing
iron
scissors
erasable fabric pen
2 sheets of 8 1/2x11 paper
profile picture from ultrasound

Steps:
1. Enlarge sonogram image in photo-editing program to fit in an 8x10 frame and print. Don't worry if it decreases the quality of the image, because it is only being used to trace a stencil. Make sure not to save over original file. Instead make a copy so that the original file is not affected by your edits. 2. Trace the profile on an 81/2x11 sheet of paper and cut out stencil. 3. Trace the stencil with an erasable fabric pen onto the back of the fabric that you are using for the profile and cut out profile. 4. Cut background fabric to fit inside the 8x10 frame. 5. If your frame did not come with a sturdy backing, also cut a rectangle from a piece of cardboard to fit in the 8x10 frame. 6. Place the profile on top of the background fabric and iron them together to remove any creases from folding. (You may find after placing one fabric on top of the other that you don't like the way they look together, as I did. In this case, you can easily make a switch of the background fabric without wasting any fabric as the rectangle scrap should still be sufficient for future projects.) 7. Gently place both layers in frame. Place the cardboard backing behind and secure all layers with whatever method your frame uses. 8. Turn over and marvel at the little one who is on the way.

Sources:
I used a sonogram image taken during 26 weeks of pregnancy. My husband and I used a private sonogram service much later in the pregnancy than the diagnostic ultrasound which provided the beautiful profile image.

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