I hope you’ve enjoyed the Silhouette fun here over the last week. I am so excited to get to share one of these machines with one of you tomorrow. If you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaway on facebook, you can like me there and leave a comment there to enter, or if you missed the original giveaway, you can find it and leave a comment right here.
I want to share one final project with you. A favorite project and an appropriate one for the Silhoutte SD; a drink tray I made for my mom with the silhouettes of her grandchildren.
I started with photos of the kiddos.
My favorite way to take silhouette shots is indoors in front of a light window. The backlight makes a great contrast. You can find an excellent set of tips for creating silhouettes from Inchmark, I find it especially true that it is important to make the kids smile and look up a bit, and for long hair to go in ponytails.
I created my silhouettes with Adobe Illustrator, but if you don’t have a drawing program, you can print your photo and snip the silhouettes out of dark paper, then take a picture of the new silhouette on light paper. This should create a crisp shot that the Silhouette SD will turn into an image it can cut with no problem. You just use the “get outline” button, and you can create an outline from any graphic.
And there you have it. The final product. Ready for serving and for hanging proudly on a wall between service.