DRAGONFLY WALL ART
Gather your supplies
7mm thick plywood, 50cm square Jigsaw
Dark green acrylic paint
Selection of china
Coloured tile grout
You’ll also need
Tracing paper; pencil; PVA glue; paintbrush; brush; sandpaper; cloth; bradawl
STEP 1 Draw a simple design for a dragonfly onto the plywood (you can enlarge the designs here to desired size on a photocopier, then trace them). Cut out the design using the jigsaw and make 2 small hanging holes at the top of the body with a bradawl.
STEP 2 Seal the front with diluted PVA glue and the back with primer. When dry, sand the back and paint with green acrylic paint. STEP 3 Strip electric cable and cut a short length of wire. Push this through the holes from the back and twist together securely.
STEP 4 Cut the china into regular shapes using tile nippers. Dip each piece into tile adhesive, scooping up a thick layer, and press down securely on the plywood to fill in the design. Leave to dry overnight.
STEP 5 Press coloured grout into the gaps between the china. Leave it to dry for about 5 minutes, then brush off the excess. Leave for another 5 minutes, then polish with a cloth. Hang with suitable fixings.
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