How to: DIY Silhouettes

ReadyMade

We've blogged a lot about silhouette art in many manifestations here at Apartment Therapy (pet silhouettes made of wood, Etsy artists selling intricate silhouettes, photojojo's fabric silhouettes, paper pet silhouettes) but this issue of ReadyMade has a DIY silhouette project idea that was too quick and easy to pass up. I tried their idea, and came up with a few offshoots, and all in under an hour! Check out the results of this easy DIY here...

In the February/March issue of ReadyMade, they instruct readers to "put a new spin on the classic Victorian portrait: select a few photos with well-defined subjects--people, pets, and strong profiles all work well. Cut out each subject, clip the cutouts over, glue them to colored paper, and frame." So, we tried just that!

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Select an image
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Cut it out

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We also traced the cut-out image onto colored paper for another option

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Place it in a frame on colored (or patterned) paper

Voila! It worked out to be amazingly simple. Here's our little variation on the theme, as well...

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With 30 free minutes and a bold photograph, there's no limit to the great silhouette artwork that you can make.