Art Board Ornament Tutorial...

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 This year I wanted to create some little ornaments with my own artwork.  I had some art boards and thought they would be perfect.  Join me for a little tutorial so you can make your own.

If you would like one of mine, I have a few in my Etsy Shop HERE!

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Materials:

 •Color photocopies of artwork or other images (I printed mine with a laser printer onto Premium Laser Paper by HP and sized the images at about 4.5" x 4.5" so they would be a little larger than the panel).

•Brayer

•Adhesive (I used Collage Pauge)

•Ribbon

•4" x 4" art boards (I used Ampersand brand with a 3/8" profile).

•Screw eyes - #216 size

Center punch - small tip

•Hammer

X-Acto blade

•Pencil

•Pliers - optional

•Sealer - optional

•Paint brush - optional

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1. Brush adhesive onto art board with brush or fingers. 

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2. Place color image onto board and smooth out air bubbles by running a brayer gently across the board.  Set aside to dry.

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3. Using a sharp blade, turn the board over and trim off the extra paper.

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4. Using a pencil, mark a small spot at 2" and gently tap the center punch to create a little hole.  Be careful when tapping so you don't crack the board.

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5. Place the screw eye into the hole and gently turn it until it is flush with the wood. If you have trouble turning the screw eye, use a small pair of pliers to help turn it.

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6. Insert a matching ribbon and tie into a loop.

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