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Making Pictures
With Silhouettes





Imagine being able to make beautiful pictures and cards with a pair of scissors and some glue.
Silhouettes are an easy form of art even if you can't draw a straight line.

You can start out with some of the silhouettes below to get some practice before spreading your creative wings and finding heaps of stuff in magazines and newspapers.

When looking through papers and magazines for silhouettes you will find that not all pictures will work well.

As your selection will be all black when completed it should have strong recognizable features, like the boats below.

Cutouts can also be used for felt picture boards and you can make some wonderful pictures with them.

How to do it

To start out, you can select any of the silhouettes below and print the page.

With a small pair of scissors, cut carefully around the outline of the silhouette that you wish to use.

If you are making a picture you can paint a simple background, like that on my sailing boats, on a piece of card or paper.

When the paint has dried you can lay your selected silhouettes down and move them around until you are happy with the look.

All you need do now is simply glue them down. That easy and so beautiful.

Using a card blank you can produce beautiful cards in the same way.

The pages, below, have been produced in pdf for your convenience and if you do not have Acrobat Reader you need only click on the 'get Acrobat Reader' button at the bottom of this page.

Click on your page selection, below, to bring up a printable page and close that page when you have finished with it to return to here.

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