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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Silhouettes with the Silhouette!

I have wanted to make silhouette profiles
of my kids for a while!
well, it got cold...
which kept my crafting indoors...

I started by taking a profile photo against a white wall.
I could have taken more time to get it just so...
but I figured I would fix it up enough in 
photoshop...so alas, it is what it is.
I used photoshop to eliminate the background.
Select the inverse and then cut so it remained in black.
After some tweaking of lines, I saved my files as jpegs 
and brought them into the silhouette software.
Once in Silhouette studio, I just had to select the trace area
and then trace outer edge.
Silhouette's tutorial is good...the photo editing
work all done in ss...not photoshop.
Super simple!
then I cut a draft on regular paper...
got the sizes to fit the frames
{which I got for 20 cents each...}
Found some paper I liked...
Oooh!  I love those little profiles!



Jamie said...

Very beautiful. Would love for you to stop by and link up to More the Merrier Monday.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So sweet and they turned out awesome! I have been wanting to do this for awhile-now everything has to wait until after Christmas!

Holly said...

These look great! I keep telling my hubby I need a silhouette! Ugh! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower, btw. If you get a chance, please check out bellanest.blogspot.com. Thanks so much!!!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Ahh, so cute. Love it.

Warmly, Michelle

Anne Peay said...

if i can send you profile pictures of my kids...would you make the silhoette for me? (be honest) and if you have some cook frame that would be even cooler. (if you can) how much would you charge? i've been dying for these. i know you are in the process of moving so let me know after all that!!

Anne Peay said...

cool frames, sorry.

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