so when i discovered a pair of square canvases stored away in a cupboard, i decided to DIY some silhouettes for them as foyer decor.
for the cowboy, i traced the silhouette from this book cover:
i had contemplated buying the book itself for display, since i love the cover images + text + color so much, but i just couldn't cough up the twenty bones that would have required. so instead: DIY silhouette art. the denim-esque paper is kinda fitting for the cowboy, wouldn't you say?
for my indian, i googled something totally out there like 'indian silhouette' and got this bad boy.
and since i was feeling particularly crazy, i free-hand drew that silhouette onto the polka-dot paper by looking at the computer screen. and then cut it out with scissors. and i think it turned out quite well!
perhaps my favorite thing about the silhouettes were their....uh....silhouettes. i mean, doesn't that cowdude look like he means serious business, hanging out over there? he's got the sun at his back + a shotgun at his side. yeeeehaw!
and what is that twisty thing in all the shots? well around valentine's day i was inspired by this post, and decided to use the yarn + wire concept to personal the canvases with the birthday boy's name. i just shaped the wire into cursive letters in a fun made-up font and then [laboriously, ie: not quickly,] wrapped the wire with gray yarn. gray, so that hopefully it can stick around as his room decor for a long time + not clash with anything.
i like how the yarn is reminiscent of rope....and i think parts of the name look kind of lasso-ish to mesh with the whole cowboy theme.
on the subject of getting carried away....er, i mean more decor details, i had my diffuser sitting on the same console as the canvases + decided to attack that too. paper scraps? nay, instant arrow tips!
i also cut more scrappy triangular pieces to jazz up our kitchen chandelier. kinda fun to see the flags flying up there + i love how they tie in to the banner on the fireplace.