Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Color Silhouettes

A photo-frame with magazine paper silhouettes popping out.


This is a simple DIY trick, in which with just paper, scissors and an old-frame we can make bold photo-frames that pop color and can be transformed almost every day.

The idea is to first tear out glossy magazine papers in various colors. Each paper is rolled out in a pencil thick roll and glued at the end. The magazine rolls are then cut to fit the length of an old photo frame and then stuck with as many paper rolls required to cover the breadth of the frame cover. This forms the colorful back drop of your photo-frame.

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Now to add more drama with a little peek-a-booish effect, we cut out white paper in different block shapes. The shapes can be as simple as regular squares, triangle & circles or as intricate as you want it. We made designs of – a car, a peacock, a snow-flake, a like thumb & a sail. The design can be anything whatsoever. The idea is through the paper cut-outs, the background coloring paper magazine-rolls will pop out much more emphatically.

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And, our color-popping, transforming silhouette photo-frames are ready. Who says transformation is a rather laborious thing to achieve?!

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Use a paper cutting blade tool to cut-out internal paper designs. Work in single strokes to get better cutting results, without any indents.