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Week 16 {tiny paintings project}

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Here is a brooch to go with the ones that I made for little hands over on Mom inc. Daily.


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:  Printout, precision scissors, double stick tape (removable won’t be sticky enough), baking parchment, gold embroidery thread, and a pin back (and Tacky or hot glue) or you could use a safety pin or straight pin. Crepe paper (I used this), ribbon, felt or vintage paper to make a ruffle.

FIG. 2 Cover the back of the printout and stick it to the baking parchment. If you have an old piece of sticker backing that works too. Carefully cut around the images, you’ll end up with a pile of tiny stickers.

FIG. 3 If, you are using the gold embroidery thread, it unravels instantly. So, you will need to tie knots before you cut.

FIG. 4 Cut nine pieces ranging from 4” to 1 ½”.

FIG. 5 Sandwich one end of the string between two sides of a sticker, and squeeze them together tightly.

FIG. 6 Cut out some shapes to decorate your elephant.

FIG. 7 Remove the parchment from the back of the elephant face and arrange the shapes.  Stick the strings to the end of the trunk. Do three at a time, then add a tiny piece of double-stick tape between layers.

FIG. 8 Cut an 8’ x 2” piece of crepe paper with the grain running across the 2” dimension. Fold it in half

FIG. 9 Fan it out around the elephant’s head.

FIG. 10 Add the sticky back and glue on the pin back.

FIG. 11 Stretch the edges of the crepe paper in alternating directions to make a ruffle. Stretch and twist the points to give them some volume.


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