Large scrap paper, cheap tablecloth or place mats.
In this craft I use tissue or scrapbook paper to decorate the light switch because I’m not very artistic. If you’d like to paint a design on the light switch, I suggest using Gesso to prime the plastic so the paint will have something to grab onto.
I use large scrap paper or place mats to protect my working surface so it is easy to clean up.
Use the pencil to trace an outline on the scrapbook paper. Then cut the outline a bit larger so it can curve over the slanted edges of the light plate.
If you have a sharp craft knife you can trim the edges closer to the light switch edges. I only had scissors so I glued the edges to the back. Take care not to make it too bulky.
When using tissue paper you can cut geometric shapes, just tear the paper, or if you’re really artistic you can make it into fun shapes like bears or dolls. I’ve never had much luck doing intricate shapes with tissue paper.
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Large paper, cheap tablecloth, or place mats to protect your work surface and make clean-up very easy.
I use old Page-A-Day Calendar pages for this project. You can also use magazine images or just rubber stamp an image on to the paint. I don’t recommend using an image you print out on an ink jet printer. The wet glue will cause the image colors to run.
Using a paintbrush, sponge or even your hands, paint the tag or cardstock. I like to use a few different colors to give it more visual depth. I prefer using a sponge to give the paint a bit of texture.
You can either cut the image out in a block, or you can get fiddly and cut out just the image of the character.
Use the Mod Podge or white glue to glue the picture to the bookmark. Then go over the entire bookmark with Mod Podge or white glue.
Allow the bookmark to air dry a bit and then place it in wax paper and place it under a heavy weight. I like to use an old box and dumbbells. I use the box so the weight is distributed evenly.
The paper I’m using here was packing material for something I ordered. I also used cheap plastic place mats, Dollar Tree tablecloths, or used paper like junk mail or old school papers.
The glue and paint was out very easily and it’s best to do it as soon as the project is complete.
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