I want to introduce you to a new friend of mine. Her name is Kelly and she makes all sorts of cute things over at her blog, Running With Glitter.
Putting my own spin on an old school project.
I remember as a child having a silhouette hung on the wall that my kindergarten teacher had done of me. Back then you would sit in a chair with a projector casting your shadow on the wall. I know in my head that there was NO way that I could do this with my kids.. First I don’t have a projector and second have you ever seen a 2 and 4 year old sit that still? I’m a little crazy but still realistic!
Now, I loved how these turned out and I know that they will be a family heirloom. Feel free to modify this to your taste. I know that there is ton’s of ways to do this but here is my rendition..
Black textured card stock
Scrapbook paper to your taste
3D foam stickers
Take a side view picture of your subject. I took about 30 pictures of each child (really..) to get a good side profile photograph. It is better to do this with a white wall as the background. I changed the pictures to back and white and darkened them a bit. I did also flipped my daughters picture so they would be facing each other. It is not necessary I just wanted to do it this way. Just print the photo out to a 5X7 size on regular printer paper.
I’m using foam sticky dots from Hobby Lobby to give the silhouette a 3D look.
Place your sticky dots on the back of the cut our silhouette . And simply stick on your scrapbook paper.
I added a rosette and a neckless to Aubrey Roses. Then, I found a cute pack of little Bow ties At Joannas Fabrics for Adrian. They would have been cute with nothing but I went a little crazy decorating as ALWAYS.
Thanks Kelly! Those are super, duper cute! I love them and thanks for sharing them with us! I can’t wait to try them myself. (perhaps I will do them for my boys and add a string of pearls or a hair bow just to mess with them… hahahaha!) Please go visit Kelly for more craft tutorials, recipes and a great linky party on Tuesdays.