I have always wanted to have silhouettes of the children, and once even entertained the idea of making them myself. I wanted them to be perfect though, so quickly decided that my lack of patience, time and cutting and pasting skills wasn’t going to reach anywhere near perfection.
I wanted simple and classic and quality. I found this shop on Etsy.
I made the kids line up after school and snapped some photos of their profiles and sent them off.
Here is a tip: Get them sideways and then ask them to turn their head a little towards you…you want to see a little bit of the eyelashes on the opposite eye if possible. And also get their shoulders in that photo!
When I received the package in the mail a week or two later I was so nervous. Would I like them?
I LOVE them. They are perfect. And I mean perfect. The paper is top quality, they are cut so accurately, they are mounted beautifully on thick water color paper. (No one is paying me to say this just so you know!)
(There is a better picture of my line-up in the Etsy shop.)
And now I just have to decide on frames, matting, and where they will hang. Hopefully that will just take me weeks, not years.