18 January 2011

silhouettes: hot or not?

If I had to pick the biggest wall art trend of 2010 and early 2011, it would the silhouette. They are everywhere, with lots of bloggers offering giveaways for custom silhouettes by undoubtedly talented folks on Etsy.

Some are definitely charming, but I'm still not sure if I like them or not. What do you think?

In a moment when I wanted to escape from kitchen renovation work, I decided to make one for us, and here's how it turned out.

Using my favorite picture from our wedding as the starting point...

I worked a little simple Photoshop magic and tried this...

And finally settled on this

Cute, no? Of course, I have no idea how I'd ever use it. But it was a fun way to spend an hour. (Note: hair is tough to make look natural after you've cut it out. That was the hardest part!)

First image by Nella Designs by way of Young House Love, second from Apartment Therapy and third from Art and Ghosts shop on Etsy

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  1. I love the silhouette you made from your wedding picture. It would make a nice homemade Valentine's Day card for your husband or the front of an invitation if you were holding an anniversary party. As a matter of fact, making a silhouette part of an invitation for any type of party would be a fun idea.

  2. very cute! i wanted to make some art like this for our house (birds mostly) and wasn't sure where to start - i thought i was going to have to freehand it or use a projector. duh, photoshop. now i just need to teach myself that program...


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