Monday, January 3, 2011
I made these great silhouettes of my kids a while ago and finally put them up on the wall yesterday. I am not sure why the picture shows white spots on my Little Mans head because you don't see it on the actual painting. I had this idea for a while and once I began making it everything went wrong - but I am happy with the end product.
Here's what I started with:
2 cans of spray paint (one black and one a celery color)
2 pictures of my kids profiles (I used Picnik to size the pictures and to turn them into sketches)
First I sprayed the canvases black and while I was waiting for them to dry I began to cut out the profiles. When you do this make sure you use a good sharp pair of scissors. After the black dried I layed the profiles on the canvases and weighed them down with some rocks. I then sprayed over them with the other color.
paint. So if you are not going to go with a heavier profile pic be sure to grab a tube of black acrylic paint. I painted over the outlined profile area and loved the results! There is a bit of texture from where I attempted to remove the paper but I have had other friends look at the paintings and say "I love how you textured them."
If I make these again I will probably do them the same - I would use the paper profile as an outline and let it adhere to the canvas and then use my black paint to make it pop. I love how these came out!