Silhouette Gallery Wall
This post is sponsored by Command Brand, however, all opinions and ideas are my own. For as long as I can remember, I have loved silhouettes. One of my best friends has her kids silhouettes, professionally and artistically cut on her wall and they are gorgeous.¬† I knew I wasn‚Äôt going to pull of the level of what she had ‚Äì and I also wanted something a little more modern, so I created a Silhouette Gallery Wall. And it perfectly pulls together all of the black and white I have added on my table and on my mantel. I used a mixture of pictures and quotes to break it up a little bit. Have you seen these new flat canvases sold at the craft stores now? I absolutely love them and they are what I used for this project ‚Äì in a mixture of different sizes. Here is what you need to do this project: - Flat canvases in multiple sizes (note, the back of the canvases must be a non-fabric material ‚Äì or it won‚Äôt work with the Command Brand picture hanging strips that I used) - Craft Paint ‚Äì I did a light coat of a soft blue and green. I chose to paint the white and not just leave it blank. - Painted brushes ‚Äì I used foam brushes - Decide what pictures and quotes you would like and print them out in the desired sizes. - Pencil - Black Paint Pen - Hot glue gun and glue sticks - Command Medium Picture Hanging Strips ‚Äì I used two per canvas (Please follow all package instructions, especially for surface cleaning and weight abilities) - Level - Scotch Blue Painters Tape Steps: - Layout your canvases and decide your pattern and colors.¬† I used different sizes.¬†¬† For some of them, I layered two canvases and some I layered three.¬† I tried to not be too symmetrical.¬† I then attached the canvases to each other using a hot glue gun. - Print out your images in the right size for your canvas. - Turn the image face down and shade the entire back of the image with a pencil. - Turn the image back over and tape it in place, with Scotch Blue Painters tape, to your canvas.¬† Trace the full outline with your pencil.¬† This will leave a lead impression of your image on your canvas. - Remove the image from the canvas and fill it in the entire image with your black paint pen. - Repeat the same process for each image ‚Äì using the same process for the words as you do the pictures. - To hang the layered canvases, prep the area by cleaning the surface with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, wipe gently and let it dry.¬† Separate each strip and form a set by connecting two together until your hear a click. - Remove one green liner and position each set of strips on the back of the canvas, pressing it firmly. - Remove the remaining green liners from the strips and position them on the wall. Press the front of the canvas to the wall for 30 seconds.¬† I used a level to space them all out straight and evenly. - Remove the canvas by grabbing at the bottom corners and pulling up and out towards you.¬† Press the strips that remained on the wall for another 30 seconds and then wait one hour before reattaching the canvases. - After the hour has passed, reattach the strips to each other and hang your canvas. And one of the other parts I love about using the Command Brand Picture Hanging Strips is that I tend to change my mind frequently with wall decor.¬†¬†¬† Hanging them this way allows me to leave them up as long as I like and then remove them when I change my mind - without damaging the wall or leaving any holes. I love the fun mix of image - from profiles of my older daughter and our sweet pup - to the full body shots of our family or our younger daughter - to the quotes.¬† It fills the area perfectly and brings a fresh update to the room. And I didn't have to be a talented silhouette artists - I just needed to know how to trace! Wishing you a great day and thanks so much for reading. This post is part of my partnership with Command Brand and it is sponsored, however all ideas and opinions are my own.