RTW: Silhouette Plate with a Twist TUTORIAL

Reader’s Tutorial Week is a week where i spotlight my Reader’s fabulous tutorials and introduce you to fellow Craftaholics. it’s tons of fun!!

Hi….I’m Heather Mellstrom. I’m a princess turned crafter…No really, I spent 11 years dancing at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ , Disneyland, and during my tenure there I portrayed many of the famous Disney princess’ such as Cinderella, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, etc. Of course portraying Disney princess’ and getting paid for it was a dream job, but I must say the most amazing job I could ever have is a recent one that started 4 months ago- being mommy to my very own live princess, Makayla. As far as my crafting goes, I have always been artistic and started paper crafting at a very early age. So, when the blog o sphere came about and I created my own blog I decided to combine my love for paper crafts with my sweet memories of portraying princess’ and came up with Paper Princess Studio. I spend most of my personal free time crafting and often share tutorials with my readers so I do hope you will visit often so I can share my love of crafts with you, my new friends.

This is the newest addition to my photo wall in my craft studio- I’ve seen silhouette’s all over blog land and I’ve been wanting to create one for awhile now…well I finally had the time and let me tell you, it was easy peasy! It literally took less then 10 min. This is how I did it: – Took a profile pic. of my subject (of course I used my darling daughter for this one :) – Print out profile pic./ -Cut out pic. Trace on to black paper Cut out of black paper I thought it might be kinda cool to use this flocked damask paper since I’m using a lot of black/white damask in my studio but it looked a bit freaky to me so I decided to stay with the plain black -Once your silhouette is cut, add it to the foundation of your choosing. I decided to use a silver trey I found at the dollar store for the foundation of my frame. -Once I got it on the wall, I thought it still needed a bit of femininity so I threw together a bow and headband to add to the silhouette. Now we’re talking that looks like my lil sweet pea :) There you have it, a quick and easy addition to your own families photo wall/shelf/display- give it a try :) If you are visiting from Linda’s blog Craftaholics Anonymous I welcome you. I am honored that Linda is featuring this tutorial on Reader’s Week Tutorials. If you like this tutorial make sure to check out some other projects I created using silhouette’s; You can find them on my recent post- There is so much you can do with silhouette’s…Have fun with it!

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Pati @ A Crafty Escape

    Love it!!!

  2. 2
    1 Funky Woman

    So cute and with that added bow, darling!

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    Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years

    Very cute!

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    Adorable!!! And I love the bow!!

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    Maria Gridley

    Oh wow! Thats gorgeous. Great idea! its funny I just took profile pictures of my kids last night, planning on doing silhouettes of them too.. so Im LOVING this idea of yours to add something 3d to them!! Thanks for sharing!