I gave you this sneak peek of the silhouettes I made for roomie Kate:
We discussed making them white, but after some pinteresting, we found this:
LOVE! So color was the route we wood take.
I had profile shots of Kate and her siblings, and I put them in Illustrator to size them to the same height. Then I printed them, and cut them out with an exacto knife. If I flipped these over, it would be the actual picture of them. I've seen some tutorials where people change the silhouette to black or white in photoshop before cutting them out, but there's really no need to do that.
I shaped the bottom of them and traced them onto the wood.
I put picture hangers on the back before I painted.
Here's my setup! These were meant to hang in Kate's lake house, so she had me match the colors on a table they had in there. I was looking at it on my computer as I painted.
Here's me holding one so you can see the scale. Not too big, and not too small! I really like the texture of the wood. Perfect for a lakehouse!
Here's one on the kitchen counter. It looked really gray against the wood floor pictures up there, but it's not that intense.
I think I'll list these on Etsy. They're just $20 each, and if you're interested, I'll need a profile picture along with whatever color you'd like! And it's not limited to just people.. I wood also be able to do your fur babies as well!