This Week: LOLLIPOP LOVE. Starting to think about Valentine's day. Here’s little treat, and on the tag, a ready-made poem from my thesaurus. To write your own, get the biggest Roget’s thesaurus you can find in the bookstore. An on-line thesaurus will produce inferior results. Look up words that are common metaphors for the message you want to convey. For example: Tastiness. You find the poem: Tickle, flatter or delight the palate. Tempt, whet or feed the appetite. Make the mouth water.
Get the high res. artwork in the ARTWORK DOWNLOADS column to the right. I've had resizing problems printing it straight from my browser. I suggest you save the artwork and print it using a photo viewing application. Use 4" x 6" photo paper. Please leave a comment if you have printing suggestions.
And please, if you use my artwork, send me a picture of what you made, so I can pin it to my pinterest board.
FIG. 1 Supplies: Mat board, not too thick. It will be hard to cut through with a knife. The thickness of the mat board depends upon how much experience you have cutting board. Less experience = thinner board. Double stick tape, glue, or spray mount of your choice. Lately I’ve found it easier to cover the whole back of the tiny painting printout with double stick tape, instead of dealing with glue or spray. Hole punch, ribbon, craft knife, gold marker.
FIG. 2 Assembly. Mount the printout on the mat board and carefully cut out the lollypops and tag. Aim for cutting just outside the black line. If you have any rough spots after cutting, you can sand the edges with fine sandpaper, but proceed with caution. Over sanding makes fuzz! Punch a hole in the tag. If your mat board is thick, you may need to help out the hole punch with the craft knife. Color in the edges and anything outside the black outline with the gold marker. Then tie it all together.