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Books in Silhouette

By: Mark Montano for Krylon

Repurpose a children's book to make the Books in Silhouette wall art and decor to hang in your child's room or your study. This whimsical framed wall art from Mark Montano and Krylon is a charming, nostalgic look at literature.

Books in Silhouette


  • Krylon® Fusion for Plastic® (#2331)
  • Dark paper that contrasts the spray paint (to mat your project)
  • Frame
  • Elmer’s Glue Stick
  • Childrens’ book with nice images (I used illustrations from a coy of Mother Goose)
  • Copy machine
  • Scissors
  • X-Acto knife


  1. Make a black and white copy of the image you want to turn in to a silhouette.

    Books in Silhouette
  2. Carefully cut out the copy with scissors and your craft knife, making sure to get as much detail as you possibly can.

    Books in Silhouette
  3. Lightly spray paint the images with Krylon spray paint. You will need to apply several coats. Be patient and let the coats dry in between coats.

    Books in Silhouette
  4. Cut your dark background paper to fit inside your frame.
  5. Dab the printed side (not the painted side) of the silhouette with your glue stick and place your image on your dark background.
    Books in Silhouette
  6. Frame your artwork and enjoy.

Tip: Remember that strong outline is the key to having an interesting silhouette. Look for recognizable shapes or strong profiles.

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After my daughter started to have night time anxiety attacks, The Velveteen Rabbit was the only book that would comfort her. This craft idea would look great in her room. She would love it!!! This is a fun and easy. this is every bit the #BestIdeaEver!!!


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