This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time. But, I do not have a Silhouette. I know right, get with the times. For me it would be just one more hobby/craft thing that my hubs does not know why I need. Anyway, I had to decide on the best way to do this fun project.
I've been on the hunt for the perfect vintage frames.
Not too matchy-matchy, but I wanted them to be able to look good together. Good news, I finally found some!
Aren't they terrifically kitschy?
And I love the washed out images!
The very best part about them is the low, low price tag!
$1.99 for the one on the left and $1.49 for the one on the right!
There are lots of different ways to make the "cameo" image. From all my years working in daycare, this is by far the easiest. I took snapshots of their profiles. Super easy!
(My daughter was very easy, I took about 15 of my son because he kept moving)
Then, if you have a printer, you just print them out in a size you need. I don't, so off to the one hour photo I go.
(I order them online so all I have to do is pick them up.)
So far I have spent $4...
The frames are plastic remnants of the 80's, so I want to make sure the paint will stick and look good, so I got Krylon Spray Paint for Plastic. It is the coolest invention ever!
No sanding, no priming, and it lasts forever. I spray painted some of those cheap plastic patio chairs about 5 years ago and they still look amazing! Even after being left outside!
I chose basic satin black for the frames, it is a timeless color and goes with everything right?
Now here where the fun begins...
I took the pictures I had made, and cut around the profile.
Then I traced each image on the back of the scrapbook paper.
Using very sharp scissors, I cut out each "cameo".
Then I glued them on white background paper.
I used archival glue sticks, and spread a very thin layer..
I trimmed the pages to fit the oval frames, and Voila!
Super Cute Kid Cameos!
So I can remember my babies when they were (somewhat)small.
I think they turned out very special.