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Picture of Star Wars Han Solo and Princess Leia love!
han solo and leia silhouettes done.jpg
Is there anything more geeky and romantic than Star Wars love?
I think not.


 
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Step 1: What you will need...to make one.

Picture of What you will need...to make one.
You'll need:
wood.
paint.
Silhouette cutter machine  (or a hobby knife and patience)
contact paper and transfer paper

I used my silhouette to cut out contact shelf lining paper...it's cheap, but so hard to see!
But it's so cheap!  I buy this at the dollar store.

If you are using a Silhouette Cameo
My silhouette settings are:
Blade set to 5, cut depth on the software set to 1.
Cut speed at 3...better to go slow.
Carefully applied to wood with transfer
tape for the perfect stencil!

Of course you can print off the image and cut the contact paper out with a hobby knife as well.
Just takes some time and patience.

Step 2: Painting wood for the perfect silhouettes!

Picture of Painting wood for the perfect silhouettes!
princess leia han solo star wars stencil silhouette wood sign i know.jpg
princess leia han solo star wars stencil silhouette wood sign.jpg
I pulled some scrap wood out of the garage and painted it sort of a creamy off white!
(I also did one without the painted white background)

I used the silhouette cut contact paper with transfer paper over the
top of it and carefully peeled it off the backing.
I pressed it onto the wood and made sure the edges formed a tight seal.
I painted the silhouettes of Han and Leia
and painted those on...as well as the all too famous caption!

I love you.  I know.

Step 3: You know you want one.

Picture of You know you want one.
In a true Star Wars Geek Love fashion...
And since I know YOU want one too...here's the file image I used.

Princess Leia and Han Solo silhouettes.
And yes, Leia's Cloud City hair.

Step 4: Slight distressing.

Picture of Slight distressing.
han solo and princess leia silhouettes done.jpg
I finished mine off with light sanding the edges and a wax finish.
Presto!

I put 2 eye screws in the back with a little piece of connecting hanging wire for the perfect hanging set-up!


Awesome right?

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Echinda219 months ago

Thank you for uploading the bust's of Han and Leia. They will be grate for my school project

So you used the transfer paper as a way of getting not all the paint onto the board? I guess I'm a little confused as to its position and purpose.
poofrabbit2 years ago
How fun this would be as a holiday gift for two star war fans in love or married! Nice work!
doodlecraft (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
You are right! I did this project for my husband for our 12th anniversary! :) Geek Love!
YAY!!!!! That is what I love to hear! Congratulations on your 12th anniversary of getting your geek on ....oh yeah and marriage ;-)
So cute! And I just love silhouettes :D
doodlecraft (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
I love it too...from far, it looks classy and like any other silhouette (like maybe us when we got married?)...but when people read the saying they flip out! It's a hit!
I think that makes it even cooler! It's nerdy and fun and blends in with normal decor :D
sunshiine2 years ago
1 word. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. Have a splendorous day!
Sunshiine
doodlecraft (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks Sunshiine! I can't get enough of the old Star Wars...and this is my favorite part!
The Rambler2 years ago
Gah! Need. to. make. for. my. wife.

Nerd-out moment, did you know that Harrison Ford ad-libbed that line?
doodlecraft (author)  The Rambler2 years ago
Ha ha! Nerd-out moment--too funny!
Ya, I heard he added that line in...best part of the movie! :)
Do it--You're wife will love it!
OMG! My inner nerd just got so excited to see this. Such a good project, you have been killing it lately, Doodlecraft!
doodlecraft (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
Thanks! I am such a nerd at heart...most of the home decor I have up is geekery! :)