I really don’t like to give away surprises, so this one had to be kept until after Mother’s Day:


This was my and my sisters’ Mother’s Day prezzie for our mum this year. Just in case you’re wondering, that’s me on the far left, Elli in the middle and Krick on the right.

I got the idea for painted silhouettes from Anna Maria Horner, who did a segment on Martha Stewart demonstrating the technique (warning: video will begin). We all took digital pictures and Elli produced outlines from the pictures which Krick and I printed out, traced onto freezer paper and ironed onto the canvasses before we painted them. Midway through the process it was pointed out that it would have been a mite easier just to print out the profiles and frame them, but I like how the painted look turned out.

Here’s where they finally ended up:


On a wall in the guest bedroom where they can be seen from the stairs. I like how they go with the yellow wall and they match the bedspread perfectly. Nice placement, mom!

: : Supply Stats : :
fabric – JoAnn’s quilting cotton
paint – dark brown Scribbles brand fabric paint
canvas – 11×14″ from Michael’s

Categories: freezer paper stencils
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5 Responses to Mother’s Day Revisited

  1. Seams says:

    what a wonderful gift. that looks spendid!

  2. Oiyi says:

    I love it.

  3. Meg says:

    How sweet! I love it!

  4. Amber P. says:

    What a great idea. I love your profile.

  5. nova says:

    I love messing about with silhouettes. This is a really sweet gift idea!

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