Tuesday, March 23, 2010

silhouette picture frames

Wow! I love antibiotics. I went to the doctor yesterday afraid I might have pneumonia. I've had it before and I was beginning to experience a similar shortness of breath. I have a bad sinus infection and fluid behind the ears but no pneumonia. Two doses of antibiotics and I am feeling a lot better and can sleep again. So I've been sleeping a lot. Fortunately, I plan ahead on my projects so the tutorials and photos are always written and ready to go before I need them.

Today, we reverse the silhouette and make picture frames.

The one above frames a page from an old atlas and if you can't read it (it blurs when resized for the web - click on it and you can see a bigger image) it says "Oh, the places she will go." The one below is a page of sheet music and it says "Oh, the music she will dance to."

If I had done these for myself, I probably would have painted the frames lighter and distressed them. However, they are my FIL's (belated) birthday present. He and my MIL have separate rooms so his is all dark and masculine.

I wrote a tutorial How to Make a Silhouette Frame at Suite101.

I will be linking up at linky parties - those wonderful events hosted by fabulous bloggers and where all the creative people go. Check out all the creativity and wonderful women for yourself!!


  1. I love the idea of doing them with maps and music. How fun!

    I'm glad you are feeling better!!

  2. Anonymous9:00 PM

    What a sweet idea for gift giving!!

  3. What a darling idea...come by and share it with all of us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS and grab my cute little party button...hope to see you there:)


  4. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Be blessed .Cindy

  5. What a great idea! I really like them. I'm sure the dance teacher will too. Way to go!