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Creating a shadow box with Silhouette

Everyone starts out with one material or another, mine was paper. I started with my Silhouette as a paper-crafter and it has grown from there.

A while back I was visiting friends in Kansas and playing with the Silhouette and my friend asked if I could trace a photo for her that a friend took.
Now, photo tracing can be tricky. Each photo can yield different results tracing in the Silhouette Studio and you just never know until you try to see what will happen.

In this case, it was a great photo to trace.

Bobbi's photo

Here is how the trace came out.
I used Basic Trace panel to achieve this.
Check out the Trace Panel HERE.

Photo trace

Then I released the compound path and deleted the water areas and used the point editing and deleting points to clean up edges and take out the skyline.

Cleaned up

Now, like I said above, each photo is going to vary in how it traces and this one turned out to be pretty simple with a little time for editing.

Then when I saw this Canoe at Sunrise shadow box in the Silhouette Design Store, I knew it was perfect for a gift that I could incorporate this trace into.

Design Store file

Instead of adding the canoe, I cut and added my traced image of my friend on her kayak. It was perfect!

Shadow box

I am one of those people who has to do a project pretty much exactly like the demo, at least the first time. So I did go to the designer’s website and purchase the file again – yes, sounds crazy – but I wanted the backgrounds for this particular project.
However, you can use any background that you want and add it to your project.

What are you creating today?
Feel free to post your project photos & questions on my Facebook group at
Silhouette Secrets+ with EllyMae.

Shadow box


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