Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day: Silhouette Painting

“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today.
Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”
--Author unknown

Papa is a constant teacher by example, instilling respect, laughter, and love into our boys every day. Big B and little b simply radiate at the sound of his truck pulling into our driveway. He is our pater familias, our strength, a wonderful partner and a really, really good dad. I am beyond grateful, today and every single day since Big B's birth (almost five years ago!), that he is the father of my children.

We made some art to capture the faces of Papa's boys for this particularly special Father's Day.

MATERIALS: Printed profile photo(s), pencil, trace paper, clear contact paper, scotch tape, scissors, watercolor paper, watercolor paints, paintbrushes

STEP ONE: Using trace paper and pencil, trace profiles
STEP TWO: Tape the outlines onto front of clear contact paper
STEP THREE: Cut outlines
STEP FOUR: Peel contact paper off of back and position outlines onto watercolor paper as desiredSTEP FIVE: PAINT!STEP SIX: Allow paint to dry, then peel away contact paper for your silhouette painting!


Lefty said...

He sure is a lucky man!!!

Liquid Pen said...

Thais sooo cool!

Rose said...

I desperately want to make silhouettes of my whole family, but The Boy will Not Sit Still for a photo. *sigh*

See you tonight!