Tuesday, January 8, 2013

easy silhouette art.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:34 PM 10 comments

I just might be the last person in the blogosphere to not have a silhouette cameo machine, so I guess I'm doing this craft 'ye ol' fashioned way: scissors.

I wanted to have a framed silhouette of our dog, but because she's usually too wild to get a picture of her standing still, I decided to look online for a similar looking dog. 

I found a picture similar here, and printed it and enlarged it to the size I wanted. Then I cut it out very carefully (at this point I was wishing I had a machine to do it for me!)

Then I traced it onto the back of a pretty patterned piece of scrapbook paper,

and cut 'er out (again, wishing I asked Santa for a silhouette machine at this point...)

I used double-sided tape and placed it onto another piece of paper.

et voila. 
Seriously easy silhouette art that I'm sure Mr. silhouette-cameo-himself would be proud of!

In Category :
About The Author Urbane Jane I'm Jane and I'm glad you stopped by! I live in Ontario, Canada, and teach in a middle school by day & blog about my life & hobbies by night.


  1. Hey there- I nominated you for the Liebster Award :) Get excited and check out my blog post for details :)

    Have a wonderful Friday!! (on a side note, I totally love this piece you created. I don't have a cameo either, just my good old cricut :)I think you did a great job, the old fashioned way!)

    1. Thank you, Jodi! I love awards of any kind! I'd better start writing away! And I'm glad we can enjoy a bit of the old fashioned ways of arts n' crafts!

  2. Ha I don't have a machine either. But I have seen all the silhouette animals around and have been thinkin' about doin' one too. I'll remember to keep it a simple shape, ie, not a lot of fur. :)

  3. Love this! I'm having a baby in April and this would be a fun project to add to the nursery. Now to find a silhouette of my dog breed...mine would never stand still that long, either! ;)

    1. Lol! I'm glad my dog isn't the only 'active' dog out there ;)

  4. Nice! See, we can still do things by hand! :)

  5. I have been thinking of doing this for my daughter's room and I do own a cricut just haven't found the right images.

  6. This is great! You certainly are creative! Love the colors, the size... everything about it!

    Found you via Nifty Thrifty Things.

    JQ @



I love reading your comments! Thank you for taking the time to respond and I look forward to hearing what you have to say!