First find a photo of your pet you would like to use and what size. A side profile is best for it looking most like your pet. I choose the below photo because it shows that Finn has no tail!
Next take a razor blade and start slowly cutting out the image of your pet. I went really slow to make sure I got as detailed as possible.
As you go along begin to detach the image from the paper gently this way you know your making precise cuts.
Once you have your image sliced out keep both sheets of paper. You can use them in two different ways.
Now tape your image to your paper using washi tape in whatever direction you would like.
Begin by lightly sponging on the paint color of your choice. I used Martha Stewart Multi Surface Satin Paint in Poodle Skirt.
Cover all the space your image is not touching.
And this will be your end result!
For fun I also tried using the outline from the original cutout.
So there you have it! Two different ways to make a silhouette pet portrait! Finn is looking a little chubby in these photos so I could have made his chest mane a little more detailed. This will probably be easier for you guys who's pets have short hair. If you give it a whirl let me know!