I really don’t like to give away surprises, so this one had to be kept until after Mother’s Day:
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:
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fabric – JoAnn’s quilting cotton
paint – dark brown Scribbles brand fabric paint
canvas – 11×14″ from Michael’s