Thursday, 9 February 2012

Simple Silhouette Art for the Nursery

A while ago, I pinned this picture of a dog silhouette that I wanted to recreate for S's big boy room. Well, as it turned out, there wasn't any space on the walls in there for it. In the nursery, though, I had the perfect spot, so I did a girly version...
You Will Need:
- Photo of your pet (or your kids, or anything else you might want to make art out of)
- Decorative paper
- Ribbon (optional)
- Glue and/or double-sided sticky tape
- Frame

The most time-consuming part of this simple project was finding a photo of our dog, Ted, that would make a good, recognizable silhouette. I settled on this one of him as a puppy (he's the super stumpy one in the middle). I think he was about 3 months old (it's a photo the breeder sent us, before I went to pick him up). Gotta love Corgi puppies!
I blew it up to the size I wanted, printed it and cut him out.
 I used the cut out as a template to transfer the image onto the back of a sheet of decorative paper.
With the silhouette cut out, I used double-sided sticky tape to attach it to some corrugated card stock. It's hard to see in the photos, but it adds texture and dimension to the finished piece.
Because the frame is white, I felt like it needed an extra punch of color, so I used some coral grosgrain ribbon to make a border. I stuck it down using a smidgen of school glue (hot glue would work as well).
Framed, it makes a cute and colorful addition to the mini-gallery wall I'm putting together in the nursery (I'll show you the rest of the wall once it's done).
I love that it's so obviously Ted. And it co-ordinates well with the updated mats I'm using on the opposite wall too:

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  1. Super cute. I think I'll have to make one of my Lily. After the new little one comes and you've gotten settled in that new season of life, we'll have to have a doggy play date!

  2. So cute! I love all the colors & textures. Can't wait to see the rest of the gallery. Thanks for linking up.

  3. Very cute! I love that you used patterned paper instead of the usual solids.

  4. I am not a dog person and even I think corgis are just the cutest things. I love what you did. Love the colors! I am a new follower visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. awhhhhh I am such a sucker for meaningful art! I LOVE this! And I love your pups!!! Thank you so much for linking up at crafty scrappy happy!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy