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Week 13 {tiny paintings project}

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Happy Spring! These gift tags are mounted on thin plywood for a nice substantial feel. You could use card stock if you're making a bunch. Or use the art as a label, and glue it straight on a box.


Get the artwork in the "artwork downloads" column to the right. Print it out on 4" x 6" photo paper and make sure the print size is 100%. You might need to save the file and print using a photo application.

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: I suggest you buy a coping saw and some fine blades. It is an inexpensive tool, and I'll be using it for future projects. 1/8" plywood a little bigger than the printout. Get it in the model making section of an art store, and make sure it is plywood, not balsa or veneer which will crack to easily. Drill, 100 grit sandpaper, tacky glue, glue brush, printout, scissors, bakers twine.

FIG. 2 Cut out the card, then trace around it on the plywood.

FIG. 3 Cut out the rectangle. Don't worry about rounding the corners.

FIG. 4 Round the corners with the sandpaper. And smooth out the edges.

FIG. 5 Glue the back of the card and brush it out evenly, starting at the center.

FIG. 6 Stick the card to the wood. Drill two holes in the top. If you want you can take the burr off the hole with a craft knife.

FIG. 7 Insert the thread, and tie the tag to your gift.

FIG. 8 Cut out the round seals. Put a dot of glue on the back of one. Stick it near the end of the twine, and sandwich another seal on top. Trim the ends of the twine to 1/2" and fringe.

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