f1is013b ~ Jointed Halloween Creatures

Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit:

  • Metal straight-edge (ruler). Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
  • White craft glue that is a “quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
  • X-acto blade tool and fresh blade
  • A true cutting mat
  • Small artist brush with which to paint on glue
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto. This will act as your glue pot
  • Small detailing scissors, a.k.a. as embroidery snips
  • Sharp needle
  • Sewing pins
  • Wire cutters/pliers

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1. Cut out pieces with a fresh X-acto blade. You may be better with the small scissors, but I find that the pieces tend to bend when cutting with scissors.

2. Pierce the points where brads will go with a needle. Make holes wide enough for brad. Do the piercing with the piece flat on the cutting mat, so as not to tear the piece or distort it.

3. Insert brads. Use sewing pins and cut the stem off with pliers/wire cutters about 1/16” away from pin head. Caution: Look at the photo as to whether pieces are on top or bottom.  For instance, the legs are on the back side of the pumpkin and the arms are on the front of the pumpkin. Repeat the technique for the skeleton. The upper arms are the top layer and the upper legs are the top layer of the skeleton.

4. Dab a drop of glue to the end of each brad. Dry with printed side facing upward so as not to get glue on back of pieces. Prop up with objects.


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