Gracie the Model

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Gracie posing for a project I wanted to do.  You can read about it here.  I decided to do a couple more shots, and this is the winner.  I remembered that she always watches the microwave when I am thawing her food for dinner.  (We feed her a special raw meet mixture just for dogs, and to insure its freshness, we keep it frozen till we need it).  So, I just turned on the microwave, and this is what she did.



I don’t think she minded staying in this pose while I took more pictures.  A toy was her reward.  This is more valuable than a treat.  If you were around Gracie, you would see that there is always a toy in her mouth.  I think toys are her security blanket.  She even does a great job barking while holding a ball in her mouth.




I wanted the photo so I could use it to make a silhouette. This was a very easy project and only needs a couple things.  If this is a project you would like to do, these are the items you will need:

1.  A canvas

               2.  Shipping labels

             3.  Contact paper

         4.  Spray paint


 I had the canvas on hand but needed to get some shipping labels and contact paper.



The first step is to choose the photo you want to use and then crop it as closely as you can. After cropping the photo, print it on the shipping label.  Then remove the backing of the shipping label, and put it on the contact paper.  The contact paper will adhere to the canvas better than the shipping label, so that is the reason for this step.



I didn’t have the smallest scissors so it made cutting a little bit of a challenge.  After I cut out the picture, I put it on the canvas to get an idea about spacing. Then I removed the backing and placed it on the canvas again.




I reversed it because I needed her image to look toward the right.  I then pressed it onto the canvas as much as I could without damaging the surface. Then after selecting the color, I sprayed it.



I used tweezers to pick up the contact paper and did it before the canvas fully dried.  Overall, I love how it turned out!  I plan to use it on our gallery wall which I will be sharing with you soon.


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  1. says

    Wow it turned out great. That is such a unique idea and I know it will look great on your gallery wall. Really look forward to you sharing it with us!

  2. JuneA** says

    LOVE.IT~ you’ve given me hope that I can get my two to sit still—not at once of course!