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Dog Silhouette

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Last week, while getting my guest bedroom ready to post on Savvy Southern Style’s favorite rooms, I decided that I needed a little something on the desk of the bookcase. I’ve been wanting to try to do a silhouette of Finn for quite a while so I figured that it was a good time to do it.  I know they’ve been all around the internet but this was a first for me.

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It’s actually very easy and I think it’s a great project to do with your kids, or grandkids. To start, I simply took some profile pictures of Finn as he sat next to the wall. I picked the shot I liked best and printed it out.

Dog Silhouette | www.chatfieldcourt.comThen I took my small razor knife and carefully cut out his silhouette.

Dog Silhouette | www.chatfieldcourt.comNext I took a mailing label, traced him on the mailing label and cut it out again.

Dog Silhouette | www.chatfieldcourt.comI removed the backing on the silhouette and put it on my 8×11 canvas, making sure that it was pressed smooth and all the edges where secure so that the paint wouldn’t seep under.

Dog Silhouette | www.chatfieldcourt.comUsing gray acrylic paint, I simply painted over the silhouette making sure that I brushed from inside going outward. After the first coat, and while it was still wet, I carefully peeled the silhouette off. It took two coats to completely cover the canvas. So easy…and fun.

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Dog Silhouette | www.chatfieldcourt.comAfter spackling, caulking and sanding the planks and the crown molding, paint finally went up on the walls. I had such a hard time getting a good picture because of the light coming in the window, but here is a sneak peek.

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Have you made a dog silhouette or am I the last one to try it?

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