Thursday, March 22, 2012

Framed Map Silhouettes

I made this piece a while ago and put it on my Tumblr, but I decide to move it over and put it on this blog. I wish I had an entire picture tutorial to show, but I don't.
Anyways, I started off with two oval frames with these ugly (but kind of cute) duck pictures in it. I didn't take a picture of the frames ahead of time, but they were gold and ugly. That's all you really need to know. I have kind of an obsession with frames and spray painting them so when I bought these frames I really had no idea what to do with them.

Not only do I love painting frames, but I also love silhouettes. I decided that was what I wanted to put in these frames. I've seen silhouette's like this around the web and new I wanted to do something along these lines. I searched Pinterest for ideas and came across like the one I used. I used Microsoft Word to make the picture big enough to fit into the space.

It was kind of awkward because they were holding hands in the picture so when I cut it out I kind of messed it up, but it was okay because it was covered by the frame.
**Hint: Be careful about what silhouettes you use! You have the advantage because you know what the original looked like. Try looking at your new piece with a new set of eyes. You may be surprised that it doesn't look like what you had thought.

After cutting out the silhouettes I traced them onto a map and then cut them out. Again you have to be very careful here because you don't want too much ocean. Unless you do, then forget I said anything! :)

I then used black origami paper for the back ground. I glued it onto the ducks and then cut off the extra sides. I then placed my figures on the black and used the frames to see how they would look. When I officially decided how I wanted them to be placed I glued them onto the black paper.

Then when the frames we dried I put it all together and it turned out like the picture below!

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