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A Pet Picture
I wanted to make something featuring my pet siamese fighter fish, Scaramanga. Not being an artist and hopeless with paints I thought a silhouette style picture would be possible for even me.

Posted by PixieFey from Chester, England, United Kingdom • Published See PixieFey's 120 projects »
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  • How to make silhouette art. Betta Fish Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Starting with a photograph of my fish, I traced around it for the outline.

  • How to make silhouette art. Betta Fish Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    I traced around the photo, coloured it in on the PC then printed out a copy

  • How to make silhouette art. Betta Fish Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    I removed the glass from a picture frame (mine was about £3 from Matalan), placed it over the image and traced the outline using a permanent ink pen.

  • How to make silhouette art. Betta Fish Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using acrylic paints I began to fill in the drawing. This photo is of the first coat of paint. It took three coats to cover properly but it didn't take long for the coats of paint to dry.
    I then cut some patterned card to place inside the picture frame.

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