*A quick run down on how to make a silhouette canvas
First you need to make your picture into a silhouette (we use Photo shop).
After printing it out trace it onto poster board.
Then cut it out to make your "stencil".
Spray paint the stencil onto the canvas and then use some acrylic paint (and paint brush) to paint around the image and clean up any over spray. This allows you to use a contrasting background color to make your image pop.
All of our canvases were made this way. We used two 8x8, two 8x10, two 12x12 and one large 24x36 canvas for our art wall. However, in order to make the larger canvas. we had to print our image on 8 sheets of 8.5 x11 paper and piece them together. Then we were able to trace it on to one large poster board to create the larger stencil. This saved us money instead of having to have someone else print out an image as large as the canvas.
Here is an example...
|Here was the original image|
|This was it turned into a silhouette on Photo shop|
|After tracing it onto poster board and cutting it out we then painted it. This was the first coat of background paint.|
|Here it is finished (at the top).|
I am really happy to have them up before our Thanksgiving dinner. What is better than eating pumpkin pie and turkey? Eating it while being able to stare at pictures of my boys.
I hope you all have a great Tuesday! Tomorrow will be my first Christmas project so make sure and come back to check it out! Now I am off to go battle the grocery store...yikes! Wish me luck.