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Homemade (and cheap) wallart!
The easy way of creating wall art that will send your friends into jealous rages.

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  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Righteo, this is what you will need. You can get them at most craft stores and there are a lot of $2 type stores that sell cheap canvas.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 2
    Step 2

    The best way to start is to google 'silhouette' and then grab some ideas from the images that come up. I'm going to use a moose as an example because i think they're kinda cool looking. And yes i stole the image but i'm not intending to sell my work and i can't exactly go find a moose, take a photo, then change it to silhouette. There is a tutorial on how to make stencils if you want to use a normal picture.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Depending on what colour wall you're going to place this fabulous wall art on, choose a colour that will suit it. Anywhoo, paint your entire canvas that colour and as you can see, i've chosen red.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 4
    Step 4

    Anyway getting back to the moose, copy the image and paste it into word, then resize it based on how big your canvas is and print it!

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, cut out the image carefully, you want to get rid of the moose and just have the white paper with a hole where the moose was.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Voila, you now have a stencil.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now make sure the canvas is dry. Sticky tape the edges of the stencil to the canvas, making sure the paper is taut.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use the stencil sponger and some black paint (if you don't want to use black, go for something really plain like white, grey or brown. or you could use whatever colour you like, just as long as it contrasts with you base colour) to fill in the stencil. Be really careful around the outline.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 9
    Step 9

    After you've filled in the stencil, take it off carefully and wait to dry.

  • How to make silhouette art. Silhouette Paintings - Step 10
    Step 10

    And as simple as that, you have a one of a kind creation.

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Krystyl O.
Krystyl O. · Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA · 11 projects
LOVE IT <3 Im going to make a set Happy
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Almost Insane
Almost Insane · 5 projects
These would make great gifts! You could make the stencils on cardboard if you drew it your self and that way you could reuse it! R,R,R!!!
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ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
just to add to the amount of courtneys that have commented on this, i say this is a great idea.
and i did indeed buy some canvasses for this craft. C:
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KraftyKonves
KraftyKonves · 2 projects
GOOD IDEA !!!
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
WTF was that?
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
Evan: Hey you alll.

Nat: It's Natalie and Evalieee.

Evan: CHEYYEAHHH.

Nat: So last night we hung out.

Evan: And I ended up crashing at Nat's house.

Nat: We are responsible adults.

Evan: Some more than others. >.<

Nat: BUHAHAHA. You wish.

Evan: NAT LIKES WILL!

Nat: ...Grrr...

Evan: Well aren't you a ray of sunshine.

Nat: Bite me.

Evan: *bites her*

Nat: *pulls hair*

Evan: *tackles into couch*

Nat: BLAHHH! The hamster is digging into my liver!

Evan: Like you know where your liver is.

Nat: Well its digging somewhere! *jumps on Evans back*

Evan: *piggyback rides Nat near pool*

Nat: Don't you dareeee.

Evan: *drops Nat*

----30 hour later-----

Nat: I am wet.

Evan: She is wet.

Nat: He is an idiot.

Evan: I a
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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, England, GB · 32 projects
i saw this and got inspired!
added my own version that i made today!
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CourtneyCatastrophe
CourtneyCatastrophe
Moose are cool. :]
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CO + K User

Just as a suggestion, if you wanted to make something more detailed you could make several stencils that would overlay one another and create something. Kinda like graffiti stenciling.
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CO + K User

Woah, this is totally awesome.
Now I just need some canvas.
Happy
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