Watching the credits for several different series- “Father Brown” and “Mad Men,” I found myself becoming fascinated by the use of silhouettes. My first project was to make a silhouette of bees and print them on yellow paper that had a hive pattern. Decided I preferred a simpler background. Next was seeing what happened when I cut out a silhouette and glued it down. That added some texture. At the moment, have more ideas than time, but clearly silhouettes are fascinating to play with.
So some silhouettes to get you started:
• 25 Beautiful Silhouettes: Free download These can be printed onto cards or fabric, or cut out and glue on.
• Stencils: Google silhouette Stencils and you’ll find all sorts of interesting ones to download and print. Print them on to card stock or trace onto vinyl and then cut. These materials will hold up longer than paper.
• Digital: Create a silhouette image from a photograph using Photoshop, MicrosoftWord or one of the free sites, such as Photo-Kako.
Looking for a good read? “All the Light We Cannon See” is one of my favorite reads of the summer.
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