|Ignore the finger prints (didn't notice them till after I saw the picture -|
note to self, always clean glass after putting in your artwork)
Awesome right? Problem was, the version I liked are created and sold by an Etsy store and while I loved them, I wanted to have more than one, and it just wasn't in my budget to get three or more of them. But the longer I looked at them, the more I thought I could do something similar myself.
After searching Google for silhouettes, I finally found these versions of the Princesses and off on my merry way I went. (I found out after I started this project that I could have made them myself in Photoshop. If I decide to do this again, I'm totally doing that.)
All you need for this project is the following:
- Frame (or frames if you are doing multiples. I got mine from Michaels on sale)
- Silhouettes printed out (you can get them from the site I did, or do it yourself in Photoshop)
- Colored paper to either use as the background or as the actual silhouette
- And adhesive of some sort to hold the image to the paper
That's it. I think this cost me a total of $12 - which was just for the frames. I had the paper on hand, printed out the image at home and I just used double sided tape to attach the image to the paper.
And then it's just a matter of cutting out the silhouette (you can use either scissors or an Exacto knife - I used the knife; was easier to get into all those little fiddly bits).
|Little P insisted that Abigail be in the photo - apparently she likes colored paper.|
Then you can trace the image onto the colored paper if you don't want to have a traditional look, or just stick the silhouette to the paper that you are using as a background, pop it in the frame and voila! You have your very own set of Disney Princess Silhouettes.
So for about a third of the cost, and about 20 minutes of my time, I got new artwork for Little P's room and another craft under my belt.
Did I nail this one or what?
(just as a side note, if you are familiar with vectors you can go to CLKR and download vector templates of all the Princesses there. I'm not that comfortable working with them so I went the easy route, but I know a bunch of you out there could do it).