As at-home above a mantle as in the nursery, a custom silhouette is a special piece that becomes a memento as your little one grows up. While the traditional black-and-white look suits some just fine, we've found some incredibly talented designers who do things a bit differently. Plus, for the DIY mom (or dad), a step-by-step guide to creating your own memorable piece of art.
Yigal Azrouël's 2010 Fall Fashion runway collection was a mix of moods: soft and sexy draping juxtaposed with structured suit leg silhouettes, a muted neutral palette accented by a punch of color, and a play on masculine and feminine forms. According to Azrouël, the hybrid of different garments and fabrics creates new silhouettes and pseudo layers for Fall.
I don't know about you, but I could stare at my children's faces all day. That may be the reason I am smitten by classic silhouette hangings and pieces.
These Custom Silhouette Pendants ($60) allow you to wear your undying love for your petite loved ones around your neck. The artist, Whitney Phippen, takes a photo of your child's profile, edits it a bit, and coats it with a thin layer of resin. She then frames it with an antique drapery ring...and voilà! Divine personalized keepsake!
Looking for a less dramatic way to display your lil one's pout and pony? Check out some of the other custom silhouette options in the widget below.
My new house has left me with vast wall space that needs to be filled. Inspired by a winemaker's family portrait, I welcomed a new project to my plate. Marco Pasanella, his wife Rebecca Robertson, and son Luca are all the subject of one piece of adorable artwork — a silhouette family portrait that they created. Read like a math equation, one parent plus another equals the child.
Excited to make one of my own, I got to work with my camera, a piece of black construction paper, a pair of delicate, but sharp scissors, a white background, and a frame. In a few short steps, I had the perfect wall hanging. Now I just have to wait on my next wee one to enter the brood and my family tree exhibit will be complete.
To see how to make one yourself, click here.