Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Playing with Silhouettes

Did you guys know that I Heart Faces now has their own web-based show hosted by My Craft Channel? Well they do! I was checking out the latest I Heart Faces episode and they talked about how to use Picnik or Photoshop to turn a photo into a silhouette that you could use for all kinds of crafts. I'd seen silhouettes in magazines and in craft blogs but have never actually made one myself.

So, inspired by the show I spent part of my afternoon playing around with photoshop and a great side profile picture of my son and my cousin's daughter and got this:

from this: 
(okay, this one is cropped a bit for modesty since it was a super hot day and Lillian is just wearing a diaper)

If you crop a bit to focus on just my kiddo, I've got this one now, too:
Love it!

I feel all kinds of crafty and accomplished and I haven't even done anything but make the graphics yet.  Amy and Angie (the I Heart Faces ladies) had some fun ideas for framing the silhouettes against fun patterned paper. I think they might look fun on a pillow or as a Christmas ornament of some kind, too. Or since halloween is coming up....maybe a pumpkin carving stencil?

So many ideas...so little time!  I'll keep you guys posted on what I decide to do with my fun new graphics. But won't you join me? Follow their easy instructions and get your own tutorial and let me know what you decide to make with yours!

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