Monday, November 21, 2011

A Silhouette Challenge from Less is More

We are sponsoring the Less is More challenge this month. 
The challenge through Friday is to create a card using the theme of  silhouettes.
Perfect time and place to reprint Mel's Tutorial.

...create silhouettes from line art images:


Open the silhouette in Photoshop
(or other digital software that is
capable of filling images with solid colour.)

Fill all the areas of the line art image
Then print it & use your image:

This digital fill is how I did the ones I used on the cards above
(but not with a deep black. I like using black at 80% to get a silhouette
that reads as dark, but still shows some of the line art of the image.)

You can even get a funky patterned silhouette:

Simply fill the image with a pattern
(Please see this tutorial post if you'd like
to see how pattern filling works).


Stamp the image & then simply colour it in:

To create a patterned stamped silhouette:

Stamp the line art image, then stamp & heat emboss a pattern over it
(with clear embossing powder) then colour it in.

So what's cookin' good lookin'?

Ready to be #100?

And this just in...Lucianna accepted the challenge with this gorgeous silhouette...

Pure class.
Amber Ink products used in this post:

1 comment:

Dilsaver Designs said...

Thanks for the update on the challenges you are sponsoring. Just got both of them in :)