How to make a mini easel with a picture
Perhaps you have met in the gift shops miniature easels with mini-paintings of attractions. Today we want to invite you to do something similar. The whole process takes about 30 minutes and, of course, you do not have to draw a picture (although if you can, you can draw it). Such a mini-easel with a photograph will look great on any shelf, and also suitable as a presentation to a loved one.
You will need:
- wooden rack (minimum length 42 see for easel height 10 see);
- grinding paper (fine-grained);
- stationery knife (although you can use a kitchen knife);
- saw with small teeth;
- Glue (PVA, super-glue or special for wood);
- polystyrene foam (not more than or slightly thicker than the thickness of the slats);
- photograph (electronically).
1. Take the rail and use sandpaper to sand it (you do not need splinters?).
2. Make the markup. You will need 4 sticks (2 for 10 see, and 2 for 11 see). Then use a saw and cut your wooden rail according to the markings. Make sure that all the sticks are of the necessary length, otherwise the easel will turn out to be shaky or curved.
3. Assemble the design image (as shown in the picture).
4. Since the slats are square - the top of the easel is a little ugly. Therefore, use a stationery knife (or saw) and cut the corners slightly.
5. Glue the horizontal bar to the diagonal. Make sure it is clearly horizontal. Wait until the glue dries.
6. Remove the middle vertical bar.
7. At the ends of the diagonal bars (at the top of the easel), apply a little glue.
8. Glue the vertical bar, while giving it a slight slope. This will be the third leg on which the easel will lean. While the glue has not dried completely, place the easel on a flat surface and check whether it is well worth it. If something is not right, carefully remove the middle bar and glue it again.
9. While the glue on the easel dries, let's make a picture. Take the foam and cut out the base for the picture (the dimensions can be anything - at your discretion, for example in this project such a base has dimensions of 12x8 see). Then print out the photo a little more than the size of the base (in the project, the photo has dimensions of 13x9, see) and cut it out, leaving 1 at each edge. Cut the corners to make it easier to wrap.
10. The reverse side of the printed photo is greased with glue and glued to the foam base. The edges are bent and glued on the back.
11. Give a little time to glue on the easel and the photos are dying. If the easel is slightly stained, clean up the stained areas with fine-grained sandpaper.
12. Now everything is ready! Let your creation give you and others pleasant feelings and memories!