Here is the after.
And here is the before.
I found this beauty for $5.00 at a garage sale this spring. It reminded me of something that belonged in a doctor's office that had not been remodeled since 1990.
It had real glass, and though brassy, its detailed framed showed potential.
I decided I would make a vinyl monogram for a sister-in-law.
And so I did. It was beautiful.
I knew she would be so pleased.
Until I tried to put the glass back in the frame.....
And the glass broke into several pieces.
I had already painted the frame a nice glossy black.
And it was still a good looking large frame.
So I came up with a new plan ---to make some very popular silhouette art.
The cost was only $10.
And now I have a lovely large piece of art.
Step 1: Take a picture of each person standing side ways in front of a window or door without using a flash. This trick may prove the trickiest if you have young children like myself.
Step 2: Print the picture gray scale- a word document with the picture imported will do just fine.
You may have to play with the sizing a bit so that children are correctly proportioned to adults, etc.
Step 3: Cut out head.
Step 4: Place head on black card stock and trace in pencil.
Step 5: Feel free to fudge a little. I made ponytails a bit more perky and gave myself some eyelashes.
Step 6: Use card stock to make name cards. I printed my right onto the card stock in a lovely font. Then I glued them onto more black card stock.
Step 7: Place heads and name cards on your mat board, poster board, canvas. I used a mat board I found at Michael's that was the correct size already. Plus the extra weight was helpful when I re-mounted everything. I attempted to use a .19cent poster board. Which actually looked better but was too flimsy without the glass. It would have worked well if I had not broken the glass already. I just hot glued everything down, because I did not have a glue stick. Glue stick would have worked better I think.
Step 8: Find the perfect place to display your lovely heirloom art.... I am still working on this step.
Does this work?
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