thanks for all the sweet comments on my last post :)

so, when i was making those silhouettes, i thought to myself...
i should make a tutorial on this.

you know, take pictures step by step.
post them on my blog with directions.

good idea. but in the middle of december, that is the last thing i wanted to take the time to do.

i admire everyone out there who takes the time to make tutorials!!
i suppose it would be the right thing for me to do a few, since ive used so many tutotials that ive found online.

i'm just too lazy most of the time.
not to say i will never do tutorials :)

so anywho... here are the written 'directions'.
you'll have to make the pictures in your mind ;)
there may be much easier ways to do this.

im sure there are.
you know i cant make anything simple...

1. take a digital photo of the child's profile, facing right, your right (more like 15 photos, so you can find one decent one)

2. upload to photo program

3. using the cropping tool, crop at a size that will fit into frame/ornament (in my case 5x7 frames and tiny ornaments)

4. print out onto normal paper, whatever quality

5. draw on a little torso or whatever you'd like so it isn't a neck with a head :)

6. using a light box, or a window, trace the profile on the wrong/back side of the paper (the head will now face left)

7. using photo tabs, tape the printer paper to black cardstock (traced side facing up)

8. cut it out (i used my favorite microtip scissors)

9. peel off printer paper, and turn black paper over to have a clean sided right facing silhouette (with no leftover sticky tape or tears)

10. adhere to white cardstock or fun patterened paper

...or you can just try to get a 5 month old, a 20 month old, a 4 year old and a 5 year old to sit still for more than 10 seconds. i tried that first. didn't work :)


Jen said...

I'm so excited to have a new little project! Thanks, Jen!

Janelle said...

Too cute! Thanks for the directions!

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