Back in middle school, I practically stayed in the art room. I spent so much time creating new paintings, drawings, crafting and more! I loved spending time in there. I miss it. But anyway, enough with my memories! One art piece I remember was silhouette art, I loved silhouettes! This project I’m going to show you today is magazine strip silhouette art. All you need is six things and creativity.
Things You’ll Need:
- A pencil,
- A large drawing/photograph (cut along the outline of the silhouette) Tip: A picture from an old wall calendar works great!
- Construction or poster board
- Colorful magazine pages cut into strips
- Elmer’s glue, or any decent glue stick
If you prefer the look of “oil on canvas”, you can use the same above listed approach on canvas, and paint the background in a color that appeals to you and will match your home decor. After all, world class interior design always ensures harmony between art, furniture, lighting, and paint! The canvas in the image with two dog silhouettes is a great example of silhouette art with magazine strips on canvas with oil paint in the background.
The last reminder I’ll leave you with is this: Choose magazine pages in the colors that you want to stand out the most in your silhouette art. Imagine what you want the finished product to look like before you start cutting out magazine strips. This will ensure your vision truly comes to life.
Once you’ve created your own art, remember there is a method and an art behind hanging up your frames or poster boards with the proper alignment in the most visually appealing format. Click here to learn how!
Have you tried a similar DIY project at home? Share your experience in the comments below!