Pay tribute to your favorite author this Valentine’s Day! Jane Austen Silhouette Art featuring Darcy’s famous quote from Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen Silhouette Art

Pay tribute to your favorite author this Valentine’s Day! Jane Austen Silhouette Art featuring Darcy’s famous quote from Pride and Prejudice.

Less than one week until Valentine’s Day! I’ve got another fun DIY art project to share with you today. As I was thinking of how I wanted to decorate our mantel for Valentine’s Day, I kept thinking of favorite novel – Pride and Prejudice. I’ll be sharing my Valentine’s mantel with you tomorrow, but in the meantime, I want to show you how I made this Jane Austen Silhouette art.

If you saw my Valentine’s canvas art last week, you might be able to guess that I’ve been on a watercolors kick recently. I could spend hours blending colors on paper; I love watching how they melt and bleed together. So naturally I decided on an abstract watercolor background for this art, but I took it one step further by cutting the paper into tiles and creating a mosaic-style background.

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How to create Jane Austen Silhouette Art:

Materials Needed:

Tutorial:

1.) Cover one to to sheets of watercolor paper with paints. I mixed and blended Carmine and Purple to create a variety of pinks and purples on my paper. Allow to dry fully.

2.) Cut watercolor paper into 1″ strips, then into 1″ by 1″ squares. This goes a little quicker with a paper trimmer, but a ruler and scissors work just as well!

cutting watercolor strips for abstract art

abstract watercolor mosaic art

3.) Create mosaic background with watercolor squares. In a random order, start gluing squares to a piece of poster board or heavy card stock cut to fit your frame.

abstract watercolor mosaic art

4.) Cut Jane Austen silhouette and add lettering. I used my Silhouette Cameo for this step to design and cut my image of Jane Austen. I hand-lettered my favorite quote from Pride and Prejudice (the one where Darcy professes his feelings to Elizabeth) with a paint pen, then glued the finished silhouette to the background and popped it in a frame!

Pay tribute to your favorite author this Valentine’s Day! Jane Austen Silhouette Art featuring Darcy’s famous quote from Pride and Prejudice.

Pay tribute to your favorite author this Valentine’s Day! Jane Austen Silhouette Art featuring Darcy’s famous quote from Pride and Prejudice.

 

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Pay tribute to your favorite author this Valentine’s Day! DIY Jane Austen Silhouette Art featuring Darcy’s famous quote from Pride and Prejudice.

 

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