Are you looking for a classic, easy way to spruce up the walls of your home? This Easy Framed Silhouette Art Tutorial is a budget friendly project, and does not require a special photo editing program! With just a few materials, you can transform a plain wall into a piece of personalized art that you can enjoy for years to come.
DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO USE PHOTOSHOP FOR THIS TUTORIAL?
This tutorial can be done without a special photo editing program. I used my phone to take the pictures and adjust the contrast. Of course, if you have a photo editing program, you can make these silhouettes on there too, but for most people this method works just as easily!
phone or camera
white colored pencil
HOW TO MAKE FRAMED SILHOUETTE ART
1. The first step is to take a profile picture and upload it to your computer.
It helps if you can increase the contrast of the picture for the next step, but it's not totally necessary.
One way to transfer the picture from you phone to your computer, is by e-mailing the picture to yourself. My computer automatically opened the picture in a preview program where I could print it. Otherwise, you can open the picture in a Word document. Under the printing options, I chose the 4" x 6" in black + white to fit my frames. Make sure the picture fits your frame.
2. Carefully cut out the silhouette.
If you have small scissors, they will help you cut more precisely.
Use a white colored pencil to trace the silhouette onto the black paper.
Cut out the traced silhouette from the black paper, and make any necessary adjustments. I rounded out the bottom of the silhouettes.
Tape the silhouette to the white paper inside the frame. Assemble the frame pieces, and now you have your own framed silhouette art!
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