Sunday, September 20, 2009

I Made Something!

I have been in a funk lately. I haven't scrapbooked a layout for so long... I've been completely unispired! BUT... I did manage to finally make some silhouettes of my family, a project I've been dying to attempt for months. Ever since we moved to this house and I saw it had a fireplace and a mantle, I knew that would look so pretty.

This was actually a really simple project. I took photos of each of my family members (myself included) against a white background. This made it pretty easy to extract the subject from the background. Here's a tutorial on doing extractions in photoshop. Next, I just dragged the extracted subject onto a blank canvas of 8.5x11. I used the paint bucket tool to fill the photo in with black. Then print! Easy. My frames are 8x10, so I had to crop them just a little bit to fit. I love how they turned out.

I'm toying with the idea of making these if anyone is interested... silhouettes for hire! You send my your photos, I send you silhouettes. Let me know what you think!


1 comment:

Kelly's Korner said...

LOVE THESE!!!!! I did some silhouetttes painted on plates for a friend of mine using the same technique.