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! If you want to learn how to make DIY Silhouette art without Photoshop or any other computer programs, try this method!
How do you make DIY silhouette art without Photoshop? First, trace around a profile photo and cut it out. Trace around the photo onto a plate with a Sharpie. Trace around the silhouette with a black paint pen. If desired, fill in the silhouette or just leave it as white space.
How To Make DIY Silhouette Art Without Photoshop
I used inexpensive white plates and a paint pen to create this silhouette art. It would look adorable hanging in a kitchen or dining room.
You can leave your silhouettes as simple outlines, or you could fill them in with a black paint pen. This method would also work on a canvas. The possibilities are endless! You don’t need fancy computer programs or machines to make your own DIY silhouette art at home!
Materials Needed For DIY Silhouette
Here’s what you will need:
- Silhouettes traced from photos
- White Plates
- Black Paint Pen
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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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