Saturday, 8 September 2012

Cameo picture.

So I found this pretty frame in my thrifting adventures and thought the frame on this picture was simply the best. I liked the picture but I knew I could turn it my something okay into something beautiful.
All I needed was a printer, some contact, a glue stick and black paint.

How to:
1.I searched for a silhouette picture on the net and copied it to a word doc.
2.Enlarge the picture to A4 size before printing.
3. Cut out the silhouette and glue it to a piece of contact.
4. Cut out around the outline and you will end up with a contact sihlouette.
5. Remove the picture from the frame and placed the contact picture in the centre.
6. Paint the whole picture black with acrylic paint and let it dry.

7. Peel back the contact and put the picture back in the frame.

I reframed the picture and there it was. Ain't it pretty?

So easy and so effective. I was so pleased with the end result that I've actually started 2 more projects using the same technique.


  1. Awesome. I love it Lisa. I even think it looks great in the second pic. I am def going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. brilliant idea! looks really cool

  3. this turned out great! loving the result! the original picture and frame looked nice enough but you did turn it into something great.

  4. I love this idea--and the whole idea of thrifty adventures! I'm happy to be following your blog. I'd love for you to come check out my adventures in motherhood, crafting, thrifting and whatever else

  5. What a great idea, and it turned out really great. It now has gone to a different level. Very creative of you! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!