DIY Pet Silhouette

I got some requests of how to do this once I posted one on Instagram so here you go!

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!
After you print your photo in black and white in the size you want outline the shape of your pet in yellow. For Finn it was important to me to get the wisps of his hair so I tried and zigzagged on them to capture that aspect.
When you flip over the image it should look something like this.
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!


16 comments

  1. This is adorable, I think I have to put this on the to-do list!! I thought it would be so much more complicated!

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  2. Wow... great job. The cutting part looks so hard and you did such a great job.

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  3. This is so adorable! I need to make this to put in my craft room! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Definitely saving this for a rainy day! I have always wanted to make a little Jenny silhouette!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  5. that is such a neat idea!! You did a great job!

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  6. Girl, you are too crafty for your own good! This is so cute!

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  7. I am doing this (for each dog and cat because that's only fair, right?)!

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  8. this looks great! i love the final result. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. well look at you, Miss Martha!

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  10. Seriously.....you are so creative!! And it looks so easy! I think my office needs a Bella silhouette now for sure ;)

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  11. This is awesome! I am going to have to try it out.

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  12. Oh man my husband would just die if I made this! I think I am going to make it for him for father's day, great idea!

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  13. I love this! I am going to try it with my kiddo's!

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  14. I love it! Jamo is totally getting a silhouette done of him!

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