Long before cameras came into existence, artists have rendered the human appearance in its most simple form with the use of basic paper crafting supplies.
My first memory of the silhouette dates back to the early 80’s. I’ll never forget sitting in my 2nd grade classroom with the overhead projector glaring in my face.
I had bangs that started at the crown of my head (Thanks, Mom!) and two long braids tied up with twisted yarn bows.
And that simple silhouette captured it all…
Here are a few fresh takes on the subject that make my heart go pitter-patter:
Paper crafters can get their fix with these new silhouette-themed products:
- Teatime Silhouette Wood Block Stamp by Hero Arts
- Mini Chipboard Cameos Set by Maya Road
- Boy Silhouette Rub-on Singles by Jenni Bowlin
- Portrait Stamp Sheet by Maya Road
- “His” Be Our Guest 12×12 paper by Jenni Bowlin
- Silhouette Women Cling Stamp by Hero Arts
Here’s a card I made using a picture of our four-legged friend and a little Photoshop magic:
Want to learn more about creating silhouettes? Hop over to my blog today for a tutorial on how you can create your own version using photographs!
Before you go, make sure to comment on this post for a chance to win this silhouette-themed prize pack from Hero Arts! All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Thursday, July 7.
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. Looking for more silhouette inspiration? Check out fellow Go-to Gal Windy Robinson’s Moxie Talk post on Moxie Fab World!