Friday, December 4

Holiday Silhouettes

When I signed up for Tracey's Holiday Home Tour 2009 last month, the picture I sent her was of some silhouettes I made a couple of years ago.  In my rush to get my photo's posted I completely forgot about them, which had a couple of people wondering....so here they are.

If your interested in making some, here's how I do them.

First hit your stash or garage sales for frames. I like them all to be a little different, but whatever you prefer.  I paint them all with flat black paint.

Then you'll need transparencies.....

and books with silhouette images. I bought the Dover clip art from Barnes & Noble and have used it a lot. Good investment. The other book is titled 'Songs & Silhouettes', I bought years ago at an estate sale.  Select the image you want, then copy it onto the transparency. (read directions carefully)

Now go through some song books, I chose songs that suited each image. Then I color copied the song page, so it would have that yellow look of old paper.

Measure the opening of your frame and cut the music to size. Then lay your copied transparency over the top to center it, and cut!

Ta da! That's all there is to it.

If you don't have time to do it yourself, I'm listing these on etsy today.
Thanks for all of your good wishes with the kiddo's, they are better and back in school today.

I found this on youtube while entertaining my sick kids.   It brought a smile to our faces, I hope it does yours.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmKnQjBf8wM

20 comments:

T said...

Those are so stinkin' cute! You are one talented women!!!

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

WOW...I love those...they look beautiful grouped together & the black frames just make them pop...thanks for sharing your process!!! Susan

melissadc76 said...

Those are about the cutest things I've ever seen. Thanks so much for your awesome tutorial/instructions.
I have a million of those frames that I was using for a Halloween collage project. Now I know what I'm going to do with them!
Melissa

FILIGREE MOON said...

So cute. And such a clever girl you are! ~ Angela

Susan said...

did wonder where the FAB silhouettes were from! Thank you for posting the how-to! I think I may just attempt them myself!
Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your nice comment.
Blessings!

ceekay said...

They are darling and HOW can you part with them? I just love the grouping!!

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Yet another great idea. Doesn't that spark some creative thoughts! Thanks for sharing!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a wonderful idea! The silhouettes are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Wow, I could have left a comment on every post. I love the silhouette pictures and the Christmas pillow just for starters.
Merry Christmas,
Stephanie Coop

Catherine said...

WOW - Great idea!

Charlene said...

Very CUTE idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I may have to try these. Talk to ya first of the week.

Halo Hill said...

It looks great, Sweetie! Way to go!

Hugs,
Sheila

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I love these Holiday Silhouettes, I want to do them. Thank you so much.

cindy@stitches

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love that idea! Very impressive and doable! Thank you for sharing!

Dorthe said...

Hi Lisa,
looks so very great, and they are beautifully made, thanks for sharing the how to....
xo Dorthe

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa
I just love those !! I want to try soon ~
hugs
Lori

melissadc76 said...

Oh, here's my super-secret link, LOL http://labs.wanokoto.jp/olds

Harriet said...

Lisa
I just love the Holiday Silhouettes and your post on Christmas decorations . The Silhouettes are my favorites. Your creative inspirations .I met you at the Trade Days in Arlington. I got my blog up and one posted . Leave me a comment
I'm just beginning so check back with me to see. I'm added you as one of my favorites. Harriet

Lyneen said...

these are beautiful... thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaways... GOod Luck.

BB said...

These are FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing. Brenda