Chevron painted silhouette project canvas tutorial

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I am loving chevron and gray lately. So, I made personalized silhouette canvas art. I went with red and yellow as contrasting colors for the scheme. The happiness of yellow and neutralization of gray is a perfect for sunny days. And black and white decorative accents will add some glamor to the room. I’ll be sharing updates on the room later.

So today I am sharing with you:

Chevron painted silhouette project canvaschevron painted canvas

Painted canvas tutorial

Material to make silhouette project

  • Canvases
  • Black paper (for silhouette images)
  • Cardboard
  • X-Acto knife and self healing mat
  • Acrylic paints
chevron painted silhouette

How to make silhouette project?

I made a Chevron (Zigzag) printable on photoscape. You can use any online tool.

Chevron painted silhouette project canvas

Print chevron (zig zag)

If you would like to use the chevron pattern for your projects, you can Print/Download it here.

There are 4 sizes for ease and suitability.

chevron template free printable

DIY Cardboard chevron stencil

Now (with the help of an X-Acto Knife) cut the chevron pattern out of a piece of cardboard. Use self-healing mat for safety purposes. You can also use freezer paper or transparency sheet for making a stencil.

silhouette project

Paint chevron canvas

Using the Chevron stencil as your guide, paint on the canvas. I used acrylic paints for painting.

For Gray color– The simple black and white combination.

For Dark Yellow– I added a hint of red to bright yellow.

painted chevron canvas

I couldn’t make up my mind about using the canvases horizontally or vertically. So, I hung them on the wall to decide. And I realized:

If the wall is wide, the horizontal chevron looks better. On the other hand, if the wall is high, go with the vertical chevron. It makes sense that way and adds feature to the room.

chevron painted canvas tutorial

Silhouette cutouts

Take side images of your family. And outline the details. Use the outline as your guide to cut out silhouettes on a black paper. It took me ages to have my son’s one sided photo.
side faced silhouette project

Try to display silhouettes on canvas and see what works best.

DIY Chevron painted canvas silhouette project
I decided to arrange the family silhouettes like this:
silhouette project diy
Mod Podge the silhouettes on the canvas. See a detailed tutorial on how to decoupage paper onto any surface!
chevron silhouette project painting canvas tutorial
And that’s it.

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  1. Santosh Bangar says:

    lovely wall hanging specially images are beautiful

  2. Jerri says:

    I love how this turned out! Looks great!

  3. CREATIVE MIND says:

    Hi dear Hani,its really smart 🙂
    Love the color scheming,very well
    Best wishes
    ~ Khadija ~

  4. Jacki says:

    Such a creative idea! The color scheme looks great!

  5. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Very cool Hani!! It creates an interesting family “picture” of sorts! I like it.

  6. RMC says:


    Saw it over at the Look What I Made Linky Party! Super awesome!

  7. Jessica @ O. Alouette says:

    Very cute idea! Love the chevron. Decorations are best when they are personal like this.

  8. Robin says:

    Adorable craft! I am definately doing this!

  9. Very cute idea! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

  10. Ty and Whitty says:

    I am in love. Seriously these are so cute, original and personalized. Love love. I found your cute canvas idea through the Paisley passions linky party and just had to stop by. I am your newest follower and cant wait to check more of your blog out. Come and visit me and say hi and please follow back 🙂

    A mommy's life…with a touch of YELLOW

  11. Karima says:

    Great tutorial, thanks for sharing, now following, please pop by, Karima x

  12. gail says:

    Thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can. I would appreciate a link back.
    great tutorial!

  13. restlessrisa says:

    I never would have thought to do a silhouette on a chevron. You are so clever. It looks great!



  14. shah wharton says:

    Thanks for linking up to my blog hop – this is an exciting and creative blog. Love your creations. Shah X

  15. Jerri says:

    Hi Hani. Thanks for linking this up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

  16. Keck Family says:

    Hey Hani! I'm your newest follower! I love your canvases! I just mades some chevron canvases of my own but I love the silhouettes. Would love for you to come check out my blog at

  17. Jen says:

    This is great – I love the color yellow! Thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday!

  18. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    Really awesome post! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 🙂

  19. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime says:

    Really awesome post Hani! Thanks for linking it up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 🙂

  20. Abby says:

    Love this idea! You have such a cute blog. I get so much inspiration from your blog.

    Your newest follower,
    (come check it out?)

  21. AmieAnn says:

    Love, love, love this! The combination of the silhouettes and the chevrons is just perfect! Thanks so mych for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. and I am your newest follower!

  22. The Ellis' says:

    That is so cute!! We would LOVE to have you link this up to our giveaway and party!

    The Sisters @

  23. Rachel says:

    This is a great idea! i DEFINITELY want to make one of these!

  24. Lisa says:

    This is so cute! I can't wait to be able to make one of these when my son is born!

  25. Laurie says:

    Love, love, love these!!! Great job and super creativity inspiring. I made a chevron bow/ruffly wreath a while back using some interesting colors. I'd love for you to check it out sometime:
    PS Great blog – following now@
    Love Laurie from Scene of the Grime Blog

  26. Michelle says:

    Hey! Stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday and I hope to see you around tomorrow!!
    And I am your newest follower!

  27. Mrs. Bee says:

    What a fantastic idea! I love chevron and you have used it in such a creative way. Thank you for the tutorial!

    I found you from the Creation Corner link up party.

    -Mrs. Bee

  28. Rach H says:

    I love this! I've seen this on quite a few blog parties, and it always jumps out at me, great work!

    I would love for you to link it up at my weekend Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend. Today is my first-ever party, and I am so hoping someone will participate! 🙂

    Here's the link if you're interested:

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I'd love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton!

  29. Adrienne says:

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!!

  30. Katie says:

    LOVE the silhouette's! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week!

  31. Tonia @ says:

    These are adorable! I love the contrast of the yellow and black!

  32. The Messy Gal says:

    Thank you for the chevron printable! I've been searching for one!

  33. Michelle says:

    Great project – love the final pieces.

  34. Megan Brooke says:

    I love silhouettes! Cute idea!

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