I’ve made my version of silhouette art on the blog before but I decided I needed to try an even more updated version for my daughters’ recent room makeover (full room reveal coming soon!). I love my old method of DIY silhouettes, but these are even better! I couldn’t be happier with how these little silhouettes turned out and they were oh so simple to make!
I used inexpensive white plates and a paint pen to create this silhouette art. It would love adorable hanging in a kitchen or dining room.
Here’s what you will need:
- Silhouettes traced from photos
- White Plates
- Black Paint Pen
Use a blown up photo of your child’s silhouette and trace it. I actually traced mine right off the computer screen. Carefully cut it out and tape it down onto the plate.
Trace around the paper with a regular sharpie first. I tried doing this directly with the paint pen first and it bled under the paper, so trust me and do the sharpie first and then remove your paper.
Next, use the paint pen to trace on top of the Sharpie lines. Clean up any mistakes with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.
I was amazed at how easily the paint pen cleaned up with the rubbing alcohol, so don’t freak out if you make a mistake!
I love how the simple silhouettes look with the bright pops of color from the Minted prints. The walls are freshly painted with Sherwin-Williams Reserved White and it’s a super light gray that could almost pass for white. I absolutely love it for adding bright pops of color.
One more sneak peek of the room! You might recognize the kids’ art drawers next to the desk that now holds doll clothes. I can’t wait to share all the room details with you soon!
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