Thursday, October 14, 2010
This was meant to be an easy way to make one of those ubiquitous silhouette plates with a fun Halloween twist. Turned out to be not quite so easy. Not only did it take forever to cut out every little detail of the silhouette but my Mod Podge skills aren't exactly up to snuff. If you don't look too closely you won't see the smears of paste around the edges of the image and you'll hardly notice the wrinkles in the silhouette. I guess that in addition to the alien invasion the poor boy also suffers from premature aging. One of these days I'll figure out how to properly use that stuff.
Still, I'm more or less happy with the result. I was doing a late-night Google search looking for inspiration when I stumbled across the awesome silhouette of a boy with an alien creature bursting out of his mouth. That plus a Dollar Store black plate was all I needed. Well, a little photo cropping and editing also helped followed by a lot of time spent carefully cutting the darn thing out.
This is the final homemade element my Halloween mantle has been missing. Now it's just a matter of arranging everything nicely, waiting for the right light, and chasing the cats away so I can get a decent picture of the finished product. Yes, I am drawing the suspense out as long as possible here. Hope the final reveal is worth it!