The "I can do that" wheels began turning.
I knew I could do it for less than $79.00
I was seeing silhouette images all over the internet.
They are kind of an extension of the subway art designs.
So I came up with my own version.
I found a number of free or royalty free images on the internet and used them as my template.
The angle of the photo makes this appear like a flat canvas but it is actually a one inch deep 12 x 12 wooden square picture I bought at Hobby Lobby in the clearance aisle. I painted it black, cut the figures out of card stock and arranged them on the painted frame.
I like to add words or quotes to my pieces.
Like I did on this clock.
Originally I was thinking of something with some statement about standing out or being original.
The more I thought about it the more I thought that then one of the figures should be a different color. I only had one canvas though and I didn't know whether to go with a male or female lean.
So I looked at my cut out figures again and discovered that for some reason most of the people I had chosen were talking or appeared to be listening.
That's when I decided to go with the simple Listen to your heart phrase.
I used a paint pen to add this and then let it dry overnight before sealing the entire piece with Modge Podge.
So, I'm very sorry West Elm. I love your stuff but I won't be buying that silhouette piece.
In fact, I am so hooked on silhouettes I thought I should also do a silhouette for my pillow of the week this week ( I've actually missed a couple of weeks) :)
Isn't it fun?
You can find it here.
Hmmm. At $100.00 I may have to learn to sew too. Hehe
I think, though, I am drawn to the graphic bold look of silhouettes and that is why they hold such an attraction for me.
I have been creating a number of them that I will feature tomorrow when I have a bit more time to load pictures.
Today I need to get caught up around home.
Thanks so much, though, for stopping by and visiting.
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