I like the classic look of a child’s silhouette, but there’s something a little too formal about it for my house. As a lighter alternative, I decided to create these sweet and easy pet portraits.
Honestly, I found the old oval frames long before I decided what to do with them. Originally they were gold and contained photos dating back to the 1910s. Pam has a old photo collection that she uses for Halloween décor so I was happy to donate the pics to the cause. The frames are chipped, but I didn’t see any point in repairing them because I like an authentic aged look. All I did was spray paint them silver.
The silhouettes were incredibly easy to make. The first thing I did was google “dog silhouette” and “cat silhouette” to find clip art that resembles my pets. I copied and pasted them into a new Word document. Then I thought it would be cute to create the background paper with dog and cat definitions. Who knew there were so many different meanings to those two words? After finding a dictionary website, I cut and pasted the definitions onto a blank Word document. Then I printed each one separately. I put that paper back into the printer. Finally, I printed the animal silhouettes on the definition paper. It does take some trial and error to center the images, but overall this was a very easy project.
Junk on & keep your eye out for great old frames at yard sales and thrift stores!