I have a crafty project to share with you today. My brother will soon be moving to Nashville for school so we wanted to create a some art that he could hang on his walls. I found this DIY Silhouette tutorial from Pinterest from The Creativity Exchange. It is pretty easy to create and requires minimal supplies.
Take a picture of your pooch. This may be slightly difficult depending on how wiggly your dog is LOL. My brother does not actually have a scottie, but he loves them, so this was just a stock photo from the internet.
Enlarge your picture to the size you want it to be on your canvas and print on regular paper. I imported the picture into Picasa (Google’s picture editing software) and used the poster option to blow up the image to the perfect size.
Next, I taped the picture to contact paper and cut out around the dog.
Remove the printed picture from the top of the contact paper and the backing from the contact paper. Press onto your canvas. Make sure to not have any bubbles. Use a credit card to press the contact paper to the canvas and create a secure hold.
You are ready to paint! Choose your favorite color and paint away.
Once your painting is completely dry, remove the contact paper to reveal the white silhouette. If there is any imperfections, you can use a bit of white paint to touch up the silhouette.
If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks for stopping by!