Take a picture of you subject facing sideways.
Then print out the picture on card stock. I printed it out black and white.
Then cut each picture out using cuticle scissors. It makes it a lot to get around those little curves.
Then I painted it with poster paint (because that is all the black that I had).
After the paint dried, the silhouette curled up. They can be flattened by adding weight on top of it for a few hours.
I found scrapbooking paper that I really liked & then found matching paint. I couldn't find an exact match, so I got one that was lighter & one that was darker & mixed the two colors.
Collin painted a few coats of sealer over the painted wooden pieces.
The final project (still drying)
I just used Elmer's glue mixed in with a little water to glue the scrapbook paper to the wood & then to glue the silhouettes to the scrapbook paper. Then put a few coats of the sealer over the paper & silhouettes. (I used J.W. etc's Right-Step water base clear varnish satin finish)
Gorilla Glue was used to hold the wood pieces together & let dry over night.
I was able to find every thing at AC Moore. Including the already painted letters.