Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Watercolor Silhouette Art

Grab your little artist and get ready to make some watercolor silhouettes art pieces.
You can make a silhouette of your first home.

Or even your child's profile.

To make watercolor silhouettes of your own, gather the following supplies:  white cardstock, watercolors, a shadowbox and...

an artist to create the masterpiece. 

When the finished masterpiece is fully dry, prep it to create your silhouettes.  Print out a picture of either your house, your child's profile or even your pet.  Precisely cut the outline of your shape of choice.  Lay the shape onto the watercolor painting, trace it and then cut the shape out.

Consider some embellishments to add interest and preserve more memories to go along with your watercolor silhouette.  For the silhouette of a child, consider having them write out their name, their age or do a hand print.

Embellishments for the house silhouette could be scrabble tiles that spell out HOME, adding your street address or displaying your house key.

Arrange your silhouette, and any embellishments you want to add along with it, into your shadow box.

Then, find a place to proudly display it and admire.

Watercolor silhouettes are a perfect way to turn your child's artwork into a meaningful piece of art you can add to any home decor.

Happy painting!

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  1. I love this idea Amy! It's a modern take on the basic black silhouette. For someone like me who loves colour this is perfect. I'll definitely be trying this.

  2. This is such a great idea! I love them!

  3. Lovely and colorful ideas!Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. Um, hello, LOVE! I love that you added a key and the scrabble letters to the HOME one and how cute Grace labeled her own! OMG, the pug one. What a GREAT idea. Too many to process!!! Hehe.

  5. What an awesome idea. I love the idea of the first house. So sweet

  6. This is so pretty and so creative. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Such a clever idea! And so darling! A wonderful budding artist you have there!

  8. This is such a great idea for Mother's Day cards and gifts. Beautiful Amy

  9. I reaallllly love this idea for Mother's Day. The silhouette of Grace is my favorite.

  10. Amy this is such a cute project! I'm going to do this with Jacob the next time he spends the night!

  11. What a beautiful project idea, Amy! Perfect for all sorts of creations. Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. OK Amy.... Pinning. Completely love the watercolor silhouette. I would love to do this with my grand kids and surprise their parents with this gift say at Christmas.


  13. Amy - I absolutely love both of these ideas. The home one would be so cute for a house warming present. I love that you added the key. And the silhouette is just beautiful. Such a creative idea my friend.


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