Inspired by the traditional 18th century art of cut portraits, we have created a series of black and white silhouettes to achieve a simple but effective display of family portraits.
The first step is to find the right frames. Stores like The Warehouse sell packs of black frames in various sizes, or up-cycle ones you already have lying around home.
Once you have decided how many and which frames you will be working with, select the photos you want to use. You may want to take some specific for the purpose or have the perfect ones filed away; the main thing being the silhouette is the right size for the frame.
Cut out the silhouette with fine tipped scissors or a scalpel, making sure you keep as much detail as possible. Once your portrait is cut out, place on top of black paper and trace on. Again, retaining as much detail as possible cut out the portrait achieving a black silhouette of the portrait.
Using either a glue stick or spray glue, stick the black paper cut out onto white paper and place in a frame. Repeat to create as many silhouettes as you desire.
Group your portraits together on a wall and update to create memories of significant events for your family.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• Digital camera• Printer (or print your pictures at a copy centre)
• Black and white paper
• Scissors or scalpel
• Glue stick or spray glue