Sunday, December 18, 2011

Silhouette Gifts

What you need: 
  • A digital photo of a persons profile
  • A computer with a photo program (in my case I used adobe photoshop)
  • a picture frame
 Bring up your photo in photoshop, and delete your background like below.
Then use your paintbrush tool and paint in the photo. I painted in a bow on my daughters head

Next print out your image and then frame it for a more classic silhouette.

For a more modern twist you can add their name, and place it on a colored background

Growing tree Flower collage

My daughter started Kindergarten this year and me being so nice (snicker) volunteered to be room mom. This is the classroom gift that we created for my daughters teacher.

I decided to have all the kids in the class draw and color pictures of flowers in various sizes on a plain white piece of paper.

Then I cut them all out. 

 Next I drew a tree branch on the canvas, and stuck sticker letters on the branch. 

Paint your background then the branch. Once your branch is dry, peel the letters off and go over the letters lightly so you can still see the word Grow
 Next place all your flowers on the branch and paste them down with mod podge. Once that dries go over the whole canvas with modge podge... and your done.

Perfect gift for a teacher, grandparent or mothers day gift!

On the back around the canvas I wrote: 
Thank you for showing us how to grow, and then wrote all the kids names. Kindergarten 2011 

Supplies Needed:
  • Flowers drawn and colored in different sizes and styles.
  • Modge Podge
  • Canvas 16x20 
  • acrylic paint
  • sticker letters
  • black sharpie marker