Silhouettes: Rediscovering the Lost Art - How To Cut Silhouettes

Silhouettes: Rediscovering the Lost Art - How To Cut Silhouettes



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A Step- by- Step Guide to the Art of Silhouette Portraiture

Written and illustrated by Kathryn Flocken. Learn how to make old fashioned, hand-cut silhouette portraits—the authentic way! This is the first book that reveals all the "ins and outs" of this unique art form.

With Silhouettes: Rediscovering the Lost Art, learning to cut silhouettes can be quick, easy and fun! From basics to advanced techniques, this book provides you with everything you need to know to hand-cut portraits the authentic way—regardless of skill level or experience.

Learn all the “tricks of the trade” and much more:
• Make hats, glasses, bows, earrings and a myriad of hairstyles
• Cut single subjects or an entire family in a single portrait
• Learn how to work with children
• Cut pet portraits
• Templates are provided to help you practice cutting techniques
• A complete list of materials and supplies
• Handy tips and troubleshooting ideas

Silhouettes; Rediscovering the Lost Art is a step by step guide.You’ll learn the techniques that will get you "up and cutting" in no time.

Paperback: 174 pages
Publisher: Kathryn Flocken Arts (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0970115105
ISBN-13: 978-0970115102
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
*Now in it's second printing.



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Rachel Sep 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent product ! This book is a treasure ! Wonderful images and examples with very clear explanations to understand and try this beautiful art. I'm very happy with my order ! The shop owner was very friendly ! Thanks you so much for the little note, the signature and gift ! Very good quality and very well packaged. Items as described and posted promptly. :)

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John Newton Apr 17, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

We have 3 children and love getting an updated silhouette every 2 to 3 years as a Mother’s Day present for the grandmothers. They absolutely love getting them because it is such a timeless gift and I love it too because when you order you get 3 copies which makes it perfect for our situation- one for each grandmother and one for mom to keep too:). Our silhouettes arrived very quickly and look just like our kids. It’s so amazing what she can do with a photo, paper, and scissors!!! We now have another beautiful silhouette to treasure for years to come. Thank you, Kathryn!

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Lindsay Lewis Aug 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Love the way this turned out!! I ended up putting it in an oval frame from Etsy and hung it on my wall.

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Megan Wooden Dec 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered a silhouette to match one cut by someone else years ago. You’d never know they were done by two different people. Amazing attention to detail! Great communication and quick turn around time. The tests are amazing!

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