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The Easy Way to Make a Special
by: Catherine Calder
know someone who is difficult to buy a present for. Someone who has
everything they need and would not appreciate ‘normal’ gifts. Often this
will be your parent or an older relative or neighbor, and they can be a
problem to buy something for.
this is a simple way to make a unique gift that they will be happy to
accept. When you take the time to produce something that relates only to
them and their interests it will always be happily received.
is to make a picture that includes something that they are especially
interested in. This could be a hobby or any other interest they have.
This is a
quick and easy technique. You simply choose your theme (their hobby or
interest), paint a silhouette of it onto a colored background and frame
paint a colored background onto a canvas panel or use already colored
paper. I noticed my local art store had colored card that had a range of
colors merging into each other, this would be ideal for this technique.
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of your silhouette is really the creative part. The easiest thing would
be to use their hobby as the theme.
through some copyright free clip art until you find an image that you
could use for the outline of the silhouette.
like fishing it could be a fisherman/fish/fishing fly. For a golfer it
could be a set of clubs/golf hole with flag. For someone who likes to
cook it could be related to cooking. If they are keen church-goers a
silhouette of their church may be appreciated.
A lot of
people like to receive a silhouette of their home. For car enthusiast a silhouette of their car is a good idea. In which case you could use a
digital camera and take a picture of their church, home or whatever you
have decided to include in the picture.
really can use your imagination for this. When using clip art you have a
huge range of options (probably too many!) to choose from. You don’t
have to be great at drawing!....more
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