#1: Couple Portraits


Making silhouette portraits of you and your honey for the big day is a great way to really personalize your event. The great thing about silhouettes is that you can use them for a vintage inspired event or a clean, modern one, depending on your taste. To make your own silhouettes you will need black paper (I use black Canson paper, which can be found at any art store), X-Acto knife and extra blades and a cutting mat. Take a profile picture and either trace over it with a black marker or using a computer editing program; I used Adobe Illustrator. Print out and set on top of your black paper and cut your image out with your X-Acto knife. This works best if you change your blade often and always use a sharp one. Glue each finished silhouette on a heavy white paper and frame. How great would these look behind your head table?! So great.

5 comments on “#1: Couple Portraits

  1. Gracie
    November 15, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    These came out great! I have 2 boys and this would look really nice hung in their room

  2. Anna Lee Co.
    November 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Thanks Gracie! Was thinking of taking orders for customized silhouettes on our etsy page – would love to do silhouettes of your boys. :)


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