Silhouette Giveaway!

Karl Johnson is a third generation silhouette artist whose work has been featured in more than 30 magazines including The O List in Oprah, People and Elle Decor. He has created silhouettes for thousands of special people including celebrities and their children like Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore & Steven Spielberg. Now YOU can win a 5 x 7 signature silhouette of your special person at the Karl Johnson Silhouette Event at Baby Vie this Friday, August 3rd.

Two hundred years ago, long before the camera was invented, someone wishing to have an inexpensive portrait created of their loved ones would have visited a silhouette artist. Within minutes and using only a pair of scissors and a skillful eye, he would have produced a wonderful little image with a remarkable resemblance to his subject.

The name Silhouette traces back to the mid-18th century French finance minister, Etienne de Silhouette. Because his name was synonymous with doing things cheaply and because he was fond of making these images himself, this artform was named after him.

In America, Silhouettes were highly popular from about 1790 to 1840. The invention of the camera signaled the end of the Silhouette as a widespread form of portraiture. However, their popularity is being reborn in a new generation of people who appreciate the Silhouette as a nostalgic and unique way of capturing a loved one’s image.

Visit the CutArts.com website here for more information about this Friday’s special event. Enter to win your own charming keepsake that will be treasured for generations by posting a comment below! Winner will be selected tomorrow afternoon. šŸ™‚

37 thoughts on “Silhouette Giveaway!

  1. Jennifer says:

    Congrats to Jody B. who is the winner of the 5×7 Silhouette at this weekend’s Karl Johnson Silhouette event! Jody, I will email you to arrange your prize šŸ™‚

  2. Iris says:

    Gorgeous! This is a classic.

  3. Christine Trygg says:

    This is so awesome. Hoping I will win!

  4. Samantha Santabarbara says:

    Love it! Would be one of a kind for sure!! šŸ˜‰

  5. Stephanie Houck says:

    Super cute!! Would love one for my little princess! šŸ™‚

  6. Lisa Ballard says:

    Beautiful!!!

  7. Irena says:

    This is awesome! Thank you for this opportunity and good luck to everyone!

  8. Courtney B says:

    I love these! I already have my frames picked out and ready to go. I am very excited for Friday.

  9. Aryn says:

    my mom still has silhouettes of my brother and me, i would love to gift her some of my children.

  10. Kate Z says:

    I love these!! My sister has them for her kids.

  11. Jen says:

    Wow! What amazing work! Winning this would be a great way to kick off my birthday weekend!

  12. Jessika says:

    It would be so very awesome to win this. Capture my little one. Timeless.

  13. Jennifer W. says:

    How fun-what a great opportunity to capture the innocence of childhood!

  14. Noemi says:

    Love them! Karl Johnson is an artist!

  15. Natalie says:

    This is great! Would enjoy this!

  16. lea says:

    I’d love this!! I’ve always wanted one.

  17. Elisa Evans says:

    These are fantastic! I’d like one šŸ™‚

  18. Aline Grigorian says:

    I’d love to have one of these of our family! Beautiful.

  19. Glenda K. says:

    Awe!! I love it- my 1yr old would give this to his daddy that is deployed!

  20. Debbie Doss says:

    I can’t wait to see Karl Johnson in action when he creates silhouettes–and of course I would love to win one.

  21. Laura Y. says:

    This is adorable. I would love one for my son!

  22. Caroline murdock says:

    I have a disabled 5 yr old, we are hoping to get his make a wish room when we move. We would love to have this in his new room.

  23. Valerie Higgins says:

    Very cute!

  24. Jessica M O says:

    Iā€™d love one Thank you!!

  25. Jody B says:

    I had this done as a kid. I have been looking to get my kids done. How awesome.

  26. Lesley says:

    Precious!! Crossing my fingers!

  27. Renee says:

    Oooh I love this!!! Loved to have this of my daughter šŸ™‚

  28. Christina says:

    I’ve been dying to find some one who will do this!!! Please please please pick me!

  29. Susan says:

    I love these and have been looking for a place to have my daughter’s done!

  30. Angela says:

    I would love to win this….so awesome!

  31. andria says:

    I have always wanted one of these done. I would be over the moon to win.

  32. janine says:

    This is sooo cute! However, if I get one I’ll have to buy 3 more to get all of our foster kiddos one. Thanks for sharing this!

  33. Laura says:

    A lovely silhouette of my son would make a perfect addition on my wall!! I would love to win one!!

  34. Bianca says:

    Classic and elegant. A must have in any home.My daughter is 2.5 yrs old. I would love to win the opportunity!! Thank you!!

  35. Karina C. says:

    What a lovely portrait! I’d love one of my 3 year old daughter.

  36. Ramona says:

    hello all! i would love love to win a silhouette of my baby boy šŸ™‚

  37. Autumn says:

    Hello! How fun! I would love to win a silhouette of my little son šŸ™‚ Thanks!

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