As promised, in this post, here is the tutorial to make your own Silhouette Ornament! I made the original ornament of Adoration's profile on a craft night during my girl's mountain trip. I didn't have any photos or a printer, so for the original, I just drew the profile freehand from a picture saved on my iphone. Drawing isn't everyone's cup of tea, so this tutorial is much more user friendly!
You will need:
Since I already had an ornament of Adoration, I thought it would be fun to do a pet! This is my friend Erika's dog, Lola, as a puppy. My printer didn't print the top of her picture, so I sketched in the top of her head. ;)
Cut out the profile, be sure to cut around the little details like eyelashes, wispy hairs, or in this case: the tip of Lola's tongue. It will give your silhouette character!
Place the cut-out profile in the middle of your ornament ( I put a little piece of tape on the back so it
wouldn't shift around.) Trace.
Using a thin-tipped brush, paint the outline and fill in. The hardest part is painting the outline.
You could use any combo of colors you desire, but I went classic with black, gold, and white.
Paint around the silhouette in a contrasting color. Let it dry.
When the front is dry, paint the back. I'm using the back as a chalkboard surface. You could use
actual chalkboard paint for this, but I just painted it black.
When the back is dry, flip it back over and paint a border. I painted a scalloped border.
The finished product! I added Lola's name to the front and left a chalk message on the back.
Erika and Matt, get ready for a present in the mail!