In the comments from yesterday’s post about silhouettes, Dana, from the fabulous Mid2Mod, mentioned that silhouettes tend to be a bit less modern than her style and taste dictate. And she’s right. I have some funky mid-century silhouettes but also some older, late 1800’s silhouettes. (As a bonus history tip, the art of making silhouettes originated in the 18th century but has remained popular for centuries!) If you like the idea of a silhouette, here are some lovely modern (and DIY friendly) ideas for artwork that capture the feel of a silhouette in a fresh new way.
You could try a silhouette of a flower or leaf in a fun, crisp colour:
|Via Made by Girl|
Or, instead of a bust or stuffy pose, try silhouettes of fun poses – you could trace family pictures or even magazine images and then cut out of black paper. Gina, from the Temporary Nest, has a great tutorial – click here.
Or try a bold colour combo, like this red silhouette on a printed fabric stretched and mounted:
Have you seen any great modern takes on silhouettes? Speaking of DIY, I’m almost finished the painting I started weeks ago. Once it is dry, I will attach some hanging hardware and post some pics.