Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Silhouettes from Old Photos

Gillian C. from Canada sent an email to me along with the photo above. She explained that she went to my site and saw that I could reproduce Silhouettes from old and archival photos, but wondered if I could make a Silhouette to go along with 2 existing Silhouettes that were already in her parent's collection. Her older brother and sister had had their Silhouettes done years before, but not Gillian. She wanted to surprise her folks with this new, "old" Silhouette.

Gillian is seen seated in the middle in pink with the short hair.

I asked Gillian to take some secret snaps of her brother and sister's Silhouettes (lest the surprise be spoiled!), and give me the approximate measurements of the portraits. I explained if she did this, then I could better "mimic" the size, style and cameo shape of the original artist, thus making her new Silhouette blend in more seamlessly with the older ones.

The existing Silhouettes measured in at an itty bitty 2 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide! Gillian also went on a Knight's errand looking for a frame to match, and found a good square one to go with hers. She plans on placing the square frame in between the two ovals.

I think it's only fair that she be the focal point after all these years of being MIA!

Some "rather different" Silhouette services I supply are:
  1. Making Silhouettes from old and archival photos. Click on this link: http://www.paperportraits.com/GALLERY_Brynner.html to see a prime example in my Gallery section. Academy Award winning actor Yul Brynner and family members "posed" for this very unusual portrait!
  2. Silhouettes of your dearly departed loved ones of all ages: children, spouses that have passed, or your precious pets.
  3. Silhouettes that have acquired fire or water damage can be reproduced to look like the originals. (I did quite a few of those after Hurricane Katrina!)
  4. Family Tree Silhouettes (see my blog here for more information about the subject)
For Silhouettes in any of these categories, please send an inquiry along with your scanned photos for a price quote, as regular pricing does not apply. kathyart@earthlink.net

Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Site is now up and Running!

http://www.paperportraits.com/ now has a brand new look! Go see what's new, different and exciting!

Credit cards are now being accepted through Pay Pal. : D
Technical Issue of note: Just a few folks (usually with Outlook Express) are having trouble seeing my page, with the words looking like they are overlapping at the bottom thus making the text garbled and unreadable. Try this simple trick to see if the page might load up properly for you:
  • Go to your Toolbar and click on "View."
  • Click on "Text size."
  • Make the text one level smaller, then go back and look at my page again.

Friday, February 6, 2009

New Silhouette Items In!

Check out the sidebar to shop for fun custom Silhouette items on my Etsy store.

Have your Silhouettes custom made to order, then put on items like note cards, pillows, tote bags, mugs, heirloom plates, hats, and keepsake boxes.

More coming soon: Greeting cards with "Retro Girl", T-shirts, Christmas ornaments and Holiday Cards.

Check back often to see what's new!