Friday, October 14, 2011

Witchy Silhouette


My favourite Halloween craft this fall is this witch silhouette of our daughter. I was so excited to find the perfect frame (at the perfect price) at my favourite thrift store that I totally forgot to take a photo before I got out the spray paint. It is some kind of moulded foam and the opening is 11x14.

I prefer the digital 'no cut' silhouette method. No matter how careful I am with the scissors I always make a 'whoops' and the person ends up looking not quite right. After extracting Macy from the photo I added a clip art witch hat and the spider (Tangie Baxter, Hallow's Eve). The background paper is from Michelle Coleman, recoloured. I gave the image a slight bevel and printed on my beloved Cannon i9900. Total cost was only the $2.00 for the frame as I had the photo paper and digital bits already. I filled in the silhouette a bit with Photo Shop in this shot as it is impossible to get a photo in my kitchen without reflections.

*Note to self: clear counter and close cupboard door before taking pictures in the kitchen.


The old window pane hangs on two big screws and I didn't want them to show so I left it in place and used jute to MacGyver the hang. I finally got out the Avery decal sheets and printed a spider web for the window. It ranked right up there with the silhouette for favourite new item in the house.



After seeing this photo I've decided I have to try one of my daughter's Webkinz witch hats on the Pilsbury Doughboy. Macy made the wee clay pumpkin in grade one, we made the witch plate with the decal/paint method three years ago (would MUCH rather have a Silhouette machine) and the sweet witch and raven printable art is from Etsy. I didn't see the witch listed this year, but if you send her a message she may be able to relist it for you.

** Edited to add...

Could not resist adding the cape too.


Thanks for peeking!

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4 comments :

  1. This is so creative and awesome..Hi there, I found ya via blog hopping and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY

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  2. I love all your fun black-and-white Halloween items! Thanks for your kind comment on my sewing armoire.

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  3. Love the black and white, your sillouette is really lovely! Love the way you styled your corner cabinet, PB Boy definitely needs a witch's hat!
    Rebecca

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  4. So many fun things here! The silhouette looks just like Macy! The witch and raven art is very charming (for a witch) and Doughboy is looking mighty dapper as a male witch.

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