Remembering my old high school art project that used the idea of dancer silhouettes, I decided to transform a photo of Kim Yuna (link here) into a silhouette (along with a few other black and white silhouettes via Google images) and attach them together. The result is a 3D sculptural piece that can sit next to your future Olympian’s nightstand.
Supplies: (see partial supply list in photo below)
Gold spray paint (Krylon)
Hot glue/glue gun
Print (or make) template(s)
Step 1: Print or Make Your Own Silhouette Templates.
Step 2: Cut Out Templates.
Step 3: Trace Your Designs Onto Cardboard. Cut Using X-ACTO Knife.
Step 4: Place Cardboard Silhouettes on Top of Tarp. Spray Gold Paint.
Note: I tried using craft glue, but it became too transparent, which would have required more time and coats.
Step 5: Design Silhouettes Into Sculptural Form.
Step 6: Use Hot Glue Gun to Secure Silhouette Pieces.
Step 7: Optional: Add Embellishments, Such As Olympic Rings, If Desired.
Step 8: Voila! Project Complete!
If your future Olympian wishes to have a silhouette of a different figure skater, then you can take the same idea – print, trace, cut a silhouette of her favorite ice skating hero – and transform the design into a personalized creative project for your loved one.
This would make a wonderful gift for your future Olympic champion. Let her dream those big jumps, beautiful lines, and creating art on the ice.
Finally, if you liked this tutorial, head on over to Hometown Betty’s Facebook page, and let me know how it turned out. Also, if you wish to have a copy of the templates, then please click the like button and send me a message on Facebook. I’d be happy to send them to you.
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From my hometown to yours,