We wanted to create a new take on a Victorian (and I'm sure much earlier) classic, the silhouette portrait.
Instead of simply offering the silhouette as a black shadow print or paper cut we carve the silhouette from vibrantly coloured 3mm acrylic. We then set them on 3mm mounts within a box frame so that the silhouettes themselves have their own silhouette shadows and a feeling of depth within the box frame.
You are very welcome to choose a traditional and very striking black acrylic for the silhouettes but there are 9 acrylic colour options.
This portrait is a lovely way of capturing a stage in your childrens lives timelessly or representing an entire family. We have created examples of sibling groups and one of three different generations of men set next to each other.
The acrylic silhouette carvings are available in white, ivory, yellow, mid green, darker green, blue, dark pink, red and black. The frame is a white box frame.
To carve the head silhouette we need a side view photo of the subject. Please take this against a plain background where the head clearly stands out from the background in good light without blurring. When you place the order please also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo attached.
When supplying the images it is best to to take the photo with your camera (tablet, phone etc) on the same level or height as the subject. Otherwise it can slightly distort the image as either the head or chin may seem disproportionately large.
Please make it clear in which position you would like each head to sit in the frame starting from the left hand side. We will make all the head shapes approximately the same size if you would prefer different sizes to represent different ages please explain this clearly.
We will send a layout proof out of this product before making it.
Please contact us if you would like more than four silhouettes in the frame. The price is for 2 silhouette's each subsequent silhouette is £10.
External frame dimensions are 43 x 23.5cm (inner 40.5 x 20).
External frame dimensions are 17 x 9.25 inches (inner 16 x 8).