Framed Silhouette

Preserve memories of your favorite people with framed silhouettes. Popular since Victorian times, they have an elegant, sophisticated look but are a snap to create.

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Materials and Tools:

photo clearly showing the profile of a subject's head and shoulders
scissors
utility knife
black paper (the size of the photo)
solid-color or patterned background paper (size of the frame)
frame
glue stick
pencil

Steps:

1. Choose a photo that clearly shows the subject's profile. The more contrast between the face and background the better. Tip: A great way to create this contrast is to photograph the subject in front of a bright light.

2. Using scissors and/or a utility knife, cut around the head and shoulders shape in the photograph to create a template.

3. Trace the template onto the black paper and cut out the silhouette. Then glue the cut-out shape to the background paper and place in frame.

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