Deanne Jane at Cullen Kid’s Mum created a nice display of a silhouette art. See how she did hers below.
Any photography with a side profile
(1) frame any size (depending on what size you want your silhouette to be)
(1) Art canvas, the thin one
(1) Old book you don’t mind ripping apart
(1) Sheet matte-finish scrapbook paper/ thick, BLACK (smooth or textured) I prefer textured.
Pick your photo, side profiles work best so you get the shapeoutline of the persons face.
Step 2: Increase the contrast very high until most of the image is black or white. I use Microsoft Picture It program for all my editing.
Step 3: Next go in with you freehand paint tool and color in the areas that need to be included in the silhouette. It doesn’t have to be perfect just good enough that you can see how to cut it out.