Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

When it comes to home decorating, I love scrapbook paper! This paper is gorgeous, comes in a zillion different color schemes and themes, and is an inexpensive way to add wall art to any room. I recently redecorated my girls’ room and was able to make six framed pictures from one pad of paper, with plenty of paper left over for paper bunting and (of course) scrapbooking!

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Ingredients:

Scrapbook paper pad (or individual sheets if desired)
Silhouette Templates (These can be found all over the internet. Mine came from Arthur’s Clip Art and Martha Stewart’s Website. You can find all kinds of free templates and silhouettes to fit any theme imaginable by doing a simple google search. For example, try “Guitar Free Silhouette”.)
Scissors, Pencil
Foam Tape (optional) or glue
Partially dried out stamp pad (optional)
Picture Frames

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

Directions:

1. Print your silhouettes and cut them out to use as templates. You may need to increase or decrease the silhouette size so that it is the correct size for your frame. I had to enlarge my silhouettes and the result was a little “pixely”, as you can see if you look closely at the squirrel in the above picture, but you can cut it out smoothly so it won’t matter.

2. Trace your silhouettes onto the desired scrapbook paper and cut out.

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

3. Decide what paper you want to use as the background. Since I was using different patterned papers, I wanted to be sure that my silhouettes didn’t “disappear” into the background. (Notice how the squirrel in the picture on the left did disappear. I chose the middle layout because the animals were the easiest to see in that layout.)

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

4. Cut out your background papers to fit into your frame.

5. (Optional) You can use an old, partially dried-out stamp pad to layer some ink around the edges to give the silhouettes some “depth”. Take your cut out shape and carefully “smear” or “pat” the edges of the shape into the partially dried ink. Practice on a bit of waste paper first until you are happy with the results and the technique.

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

6. Use foam tape or foam mounting squares cut into small pieces to mount your silhouettes onto the background paper. If you do not want a “raised” look, or if you do not have foam tape on hand, you can use glue.

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

7. Insert your pictures into the frames.

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

8. Determine wall placement by using waste paper templates (taped together to match the size of your frames) and masking tape.

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

When you have found an arrangement that you like, mount your pictures using the methods indicated by your frames.

9. Stand back and admire your beautiful art work!

This article shows how to use inexpensive scrapbook paper to make silhouette wall art. This could be adapted to any room style and is so simple to make. My kids would love this in their rooms! I want to save this so that I can remember it when I redecorate their rooms.

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