New Silhouette of my oldest daughter

my oldest daughter  silhouette I cut

My daughter had a choir performance over the weekend that had her group singing with Vocal point.   I did her hair for it and thought it looked good in profile.  Good enough that I wanted to do a new silhouette of her it had been 10 years since I did the last one so it is about time I do all of my children again.
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>This is just neat


>A small collection


This is a few of the silhouettes that are in my home. Some I have cut some other people have cut and some are ones I have cut to copy old ones that are in other family members homes. They span from about 1950 to now. They are all family members except the one in the middle that has the silhouettes of 4 people walking with a poem. I have more I need to cut that are from photos of silhouettes in family member homes. I just haven’t had the chance to sit down and do that yet. Once that is done there will be about 10 more on this wall. Four of these are from Disneyland over the years.


On a side note the ceramic dragon you see on the bottom left my 12 year old daughter made.

>Foil Silhouette


foil silhouette

This is for my sister in law for her birthday. Yes there have been a lot of birthdays in our family in the recent past and I am trying to get caught up on them all. Top photo flash off bottom photo flash on.

with flash on foil silhouette

>Twin Dragons


twin dragons

This is for my brother-in law for his birthday. Sort of a yin and yang dragon theme. He loves oriental stuf and collects dragons. This design was originally meant to be a tatoo but I think it looks much better this way. The design is not my own but the scale and the cutting and material sued are my own.

>Yoda silhouette


all 3 yodas

These are for three different nephews. We are going to my Mil’s house tomorrow to celebrate the last three months of birthdays so I decided I would make each nephew a Yoda silhouette. I don’t know if they will like this type of thing but you know they don’t really get a choice on what gifts they get now do they. Ihave got to find my silhouette paper using origami paper is driving me crazy.

yoda 3
yoda 2yoda1

>David H. and Wendy R.


Davy and his wife Wendy

I showed the Wendy tapes recently. I also thought I would share this a picture I cut of Davy and his wife Wendy this morning. Yes he married a Wendy just not this Wendy. She looks charming and I love this picture that was on face book of the two of them so I decided I would cut a picture out of them. The original photo was of them taking a picture of themselves looking in a mirror so there are things I have edited out and changed. I made a little mistake on the mouth area but if he wants it I will gladly send it to him. I wish them a long life together. It isn’t mounted to the red just sitting on it for contrast for the photo.



Scherenschnitt Alice in wonderland

There is this blog I found the other day about Scherenschnitte. The lady lives in Salt Lake City which is less than an hour away from me. The basic techniques I already know how to do but it would be fun to take a class from her to see how she does it herself. The image in this post is one, Alice playing crochet with a flamingo and a hedge hog, I cut but I used a free pattern she had on her blog. So if you want to make one follow the this link to the specific page it is on. She tries to post a new pattern every Tuesday for people to try. Which is pretty cool and a major thing to do as she would have to design and cut and make a pattern for you to cut pretty generous of her. I am more use to using scissors to do this type of thing the artist craft knife is not as comfortable to me as you can tell my lines are not as smooth as they should be. I also need to improve where the holes are as that was a little ruff and it shows. But that would improve with time I think I had a death grip on the blade. I need to relax a little and it would be nicer. The red and blue are not glued together I just set it there for the eye popping effect for the photo. Because I am new at this that took me about 30 mins. to cut this I am sure it would be faster with practice as I wasn’t always sure where to cut next.



While in California I took some photos of silhouettes that my grandmother had.  I have a collection of family silhouettes that hang in my dinning room.  I wanted to add to these images.  So I took photos of some my grandmother had that I did not.  Some are in real bad shape so I sat down at the computer for a while to fix the images up so you could see what they should look more like  I am not done with this as of yet as you can tell these are splotchy hard to take photos through glass.   when I find my Silhouette paper and scissors I will cut new ones of these and add them to my wall.  Some I have not had the time to fix yet. So some of these are an after some a before but they all had damage.  I have cut new silhouettes of my own family that hang on my wall and other other peoples families.  But that was free hand and not using a computer I like the free hand more but these where too fragile and not mine so I could not bring them home.  With the aid of the computer I can still cut these free hand just by seeing the image on the screen and have a set of them.  Which is pretty cool as my great grandmother I never met so it is a silhouette that I would have never seen in real life.

My mom and aunt

suzette and nonnie

my Tia (aunt)

aunt nonnie


my mom



My Biza Avo ( my great grandmother)



>I like to cut silhouettes, but I am not as fast as I would like to be at them; it takes me a little bit of time. But this lady is fast — 30 seconds for a sitting. WOW! Watch the video and see, yes she works for Disney. I cut the one to the right a long time ago. You can make these yourself, but if you don’t live near Disney and don’t want to cut them, I sell these items in my etsy store. Each is one of a kind image of your family members and sure to be an heirloom (each is a set of two mirror images).

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