I promise you can do this too--it is so easy! The only thing I will say is that you will want to use craft scissors--smaller scissors with a very sharp tip. Mine came from Target, or you can get them from any craft store.
First, I took pictures of my boys staring into space. Then I just printed them on computer paper in a 4x6 format. I then taped that picture (top and bottom) onto a piece of plain white cardstock, and just started cutting around the edges, like so:
|Freaky! I *hate* this picture!|
|A little better? Well, he does need a haircut.|
When I was finished I had this:
You can see here that I fudged a little to create an eyelash for him which wasn't in the original picture due to the angle. But this boy has ridiculously long and beautiful eyelashes, and I love how they look in silhouettes I have seen, so I just was mindful of that and added it in when I was cutting.
I used spray-adhesive to attach the silhouettes to scrapbook paper, and framed 'em up! Speaking of frames, can I just brag on the steal I got on these for a sec? Got them on clearance at (again) Target:
|See the damage? I used wood filler and spray paint on them when I first brought them home and it's barely noticeably now. Too bad, I liked the green. But you can't go wrong with white, either.|
So, I'm lovin' my little boys in silhouette!
Happy crafting, peeps!