Monday, January 18, 2010

Beautiful Silhouettes with Tutorial

Today I am sharing a tutorial for making these silhouettes.

I created these using Valentine colors to tie into the holiday.

I hope you enjoy seeing them and making them also. I think they turned out really pretty!

Now, on to the tutorial for making these silhouettes.
Cut a 4 inch oval from cardstock.

Cut another oval slightly smaller.

You will need to have the cardstock glued to the song sheet music for stability.

Glue the sheet music to the pink cardstock oval.

Go around the back side of your oval with glue. I am using Aleene's Tacky glue which can be purchased at Wal Mart. This is the trickiest part. You want to make sure you have enough glue so that you can pleat your crepe paper but not so much that it squishes out. Start out lightly with the glue as you can add more as you go around.

Take your crepe paper and place it half on, half off the oval. Moving quickly, start to pinch the crepe paper as you add more going around the circle. It is okay if you're not evenly getting it distributed. You will trim it.
Here is what the back looks like after you have completely gone around the oval.

Let the glue dry for a few minutes. Now take your pinking shears and start cutting around your oval. Just slowly snip along the edges until it is all evened out. It does not have to be a perfect oval. As you can see in the photo below I trimmed about a third of crepe paper off.

You can find silhouettes to print by searching Victorian Silhouettes on Google images. If you would like the silhouettes that I used, email me as I have kits available!

Glue your silhouette to the middle of your oval.

Take silver glitter glue which is available at any craft store and just lightly go around the edge of your oval.

Here it is completed.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I created these silhouettes. Kits are available! Email me for info on ordering a kit!
Have a great day! Lindsey


Alecia said...

O these are so beautiful! I cant wait to make them! Thank you so much for the tutorial!



Bearly Sane said...

Very pretty are really getting into the Valentine mood!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Julie said...

These are just wonderful, Lindsey! I adore silhouettes & yours are perfect! Love the crepe paper all around, and of course the glitter!

Jolijn said...

Pretty! I have some beautiful silhouettes at home; now I know what to do with them, thanks!

~Tonja~ said...

Those are just to sweet...Thank you
Have a great day...
Sweet Blessings...

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Thanks, Lindsey! They're all pretty, but I think I like the red and White one the best! I've never worked with crepe paper before. I'll have to give it a try! ♥

GardenofDaisies said...

How pretty! Thank you so much for all the times you have generously shared step by step instruction on how to make beautiful pieces.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Oh Lindsey....this is such a great tutorial and very timely...I needed this idea for my BlogginBirthday Party Favors! I'll be showing and giving them away at my party on January 23rd...Pink Saturday. Ya'll come!

~~Carol~~ said...

These are so pretty, and your tutorial makes them seem very easy to do! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and creativity with us!
Happy Monday!

Diane said...

Thanks Lindsey, I would have never thought of searching Google for the silhouettes!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh.. These are ADORABLE!! Can't WAIT to try them.. but I've just got to get the materials! Thanks for the tutorial! ~tina

Jacqueline said...

It's a crafting day for Jacqueline...Storm blowing outside, I already have the coffee, ready, set, go...I'll show you this week what I come up with! Tee hee!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

You're an absolute wizard with paper and scissors! Thanks for the tutorial. It was great.

Auntie Cake said...

I got the perfect silhouettes just the other day and didn't know what to do with them! Now I know, thanks for the tutorial. Love it!

Write 2 The Point said...

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Mrs Twins said...

May I say these are absolutely beautiful. Clever Girl! I just love them. What a lot of patience you have to get that crepe paper just right all around the oval.
FAntastic, well done to you love.
Hugs and Love Suex

Florence and Mary said...

WOW! WOW! I love these... I will be definitely giving this a try

Victoria xx

Dogwood said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Looks like a really fun project. Reminds me of silhouettes that my children's first grade teachers made. Wonder what happened to those.

Crafting warms my heart...

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, I love them!
Do have a Etsy site? If not you should!

Suzie Button said...

These are so pretty too! I might have to make this too! Suzie

Celestial Charms said...

So sweet and romantic looking. Thanks for posting such a lovely tutorial.

SherryRoseBella said...

Oh my beautiful! I can't wait to make these! Thanks so very much for sharing!


Very nice and sweet Lindsey!
Deb :)

Creative Breathing said...

Lindsey! You truly make this look like any of us could be successful! The best teacher, the most beautiful results! E

Anonymous said...

These silhouettes are so lovely. You always have such good ideas! i have always loved silhouettes.
Blessings, Sarita

A Dancing Mango said...

These are so wonderful..
What a great idea..!
beautiful beautiful..
Hugs, Darlene
My rooster clock has been redone..
Hugs, Darlene xo

Mona @ la la by mona said...

These are just so sweet and delicious! I was just talking to a friend tonight about silhouettes! Thanks for another great tutorial. :)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Thank you so much for this Lindsey, I love victorian silhouettes!

Sherry said...


Holly Hall said...

It has been too long since I visited. You gals are amazing!