This post is a little continuation from the last. I wanted to do a tutorial on the custom made artwork I did for our star wars room because it is such a super duper simple idea but turns out expertly cute. It's extremely versatile as well and can be done using any shape or in any color scheme. The concept simply is to frame a sillouetted shape. And then hang with Ribbon.
Here's how it works.
Start with a frame, or two or three, or four. Mine were made using moulding from the hardware store. I'll have to post a frame making tutorial sometime soon. But, if you haven't entered the world of frame creation yet, plenty of inexpensive options are available at thrift stores, garage sales, dollar stores, walmart, etc.
Paint your frames if needed. Spray paint works wonders and comes in a rainbow of colors. But, a brushed on acrylic is also terrif.
Glue a backing into your frame. These particular ones used mats found at walmart and navy card stock. I did brush some modgepodge on my card stock with the intention of keeping the paper from collecting as much dust. In the past, I've used backers of fabric, scrapbook paper, and painted plywood.
Then add your silhouettes to the middle.
No molding available? Try decorative wrought iron or a curtain rod to hang from.
Buy a hook or knob meant just for this purpose. (cute, but I've found them difficult to find)