I have been dying to get these done, but I needed to get a couple things from the store and I was refusing to make a trip just for this. With gas prices so high I am trying extra hard to consolidate my shopping trips and believe me waiting wasn't easy. So what did I do. I turned these:
Into These Silhouettes:
This was a fun and easy project. First I painted the plates with paint leftover from painting the living room. Then I used Mod Podge to apply the tissue paper (this paper came with a wedding gift from over 7 years ago. Yes I tend to hang onto things) to the painted plate. Don't forget to let them dry in between steps! The next step should have been easy, but my printer is weird and only does what it wants to do when it wants to do it. You should be able to pick out a photo of the desired subject or take a photo and print it out the size you want it. Cut out the silhouette. (If you have printer issues here is what I did. I pulled up the picture on my computer, viewed it in the size I wanted and then very gently traced the outline onto paper. Then cut it out.) After cutting out the silhouette, Mod Podge it. Once I had the silhouettes Mod Podged I did a final cover with tinted Mod Podge. I tinted it with a very tiny dot of dark brown craft paint. This gave my finished product the aged look that I was wanting. It is very important to realize that you do not need much at all of the paint. I did not like my first finished project. I originally used white paper. Sometimes my envisioner doesn't work. In other words things don't always turn out how I envision them in my mind. Fixing it was no problem, though. I took black craft paint, a toothpick and small thin paintbrush and very carefully painted the silhouette black. After the paint dried I put another coat of Mod Podge over the silhouette. I am loving these. They hang in my bedroom on either side of my bathroom doors.
Next up is this sundress I made for Princess. She loves it! I am very pleased with how it turned out.
Just for fun here is a pic of my handsome curious little man.