Pet Silhouettes

I owe the creativity and inspiration of this project to Karah at The Space Between. She made silhouette canvases of her two pups, and I was amazed by how beautiful yet simple they were!  I knew I just had to make them for my Corgis.

First, I went on Facebook to find any full-body profile photos of Zubrus and Crash (yes, my pups have Facebook accounts… don’t judge me).  I had a really hard time trying to find eligible photos!  It seemed as though all of the ones available were of this type:

Or this sad accident:
Or this classic:
Or… this:
After much deliberation, I settled on these two:
I enlarged these photos to fit a full 8’11” piece of paper and printed them.  Then, using an X-Acto knife, I cut out the pups’s images, trying to capture as many details as possible.  The tip of Crash’s ear was cropped in the photo, so I improvised an ear for him.
Once done, I placed each pup on a roughly 8’10” white canvas.

Then, I traced a light outline around the picture using a pencil.
Time to paint!  I used a black acrylic paint for Zubie’s canvas and a dark silver acrylic paint for Crash’s.  You can really choose any color, but I figured that these would serve as a good neutral against my bright walls.  I used a cheapy acrylic tiny brush for the details and and a larger brush for the rest of the blank space (can you tell that I’m not an artist?).
And… that’s it!  This project was super easy.  We relaxed and watched a movie while I painted.

What do you think?  I adore them!  You could make similar silhouettes for your pets, family, and friends, too!  Thank you, Karah, for the inspiration!

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30 thoughts on “Pet Silhouettes”

  1. I saw Karah's post about dog silhouettes too. I am also PLANNING to make my own but you have already finished and hung yours. Now, I'm motivated to get started. Your silhouettes look great.

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  2. Ohhhhh I am so going to make a couple of these for my pups! Andddd how have I never thought to open a facebook page for my pups?! Shoot that would be fun! :o) I am so so so glad you linked up at crafty scrappy happy! Because I am in love with this project!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

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  3. Thanks, Pam! Seriously, these were super easy. It took me about two hours to make them, and that was because I was preoccupied with watching a movie, as well. I hope you make them, too! They'll look great!

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