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Picture of Twice as Mice

Designed By:

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Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.

Twice as Mice

Here are two little mice you won’t mind having around! This fun pencil cup and matching magnet set makes a great teacher’s gift or summer project for all ages. Collage Pauge™ Instant Decoupage™ and Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint™ make it so easy, you’ll squeak with excitement!

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Instructions:

Pencil Holder:

  1. Tear gray tissue paper into 2” x 4” strips.
  2. Flatten one side of 2” foam ball by pressing on table. Glue flattened side of foam ball into position on pencil holder, holding in place with masking tape until dry – do not remove tape. Refer to photo.
  3. Use pencil to trace ear pattern onto pink foam sheet then cut out. Glue and tape into place on sides of cup.
  4. Squeeze a large puddle of Collage Pauge™ onto foil. Dip dry foam brush into adhesive and working in small sections at a time, brush an even coat onto pencil holder. Slightly crumple gray tissue strip and place into adhesive. Use foam brush to add more Collage Pauge™ over surface. Place another strip in place slightly overlapping, and then brush over with adhesive. Repeat steps over remainder of cup, working on and around nose and around ears. Add several layers then let dry.
  5. Squeeze a puddle of Platinum Metallic onto foil. Dip dry craft brush into paint then wipe off excess on paper towel. Lightly brush over tissue, highlighting raised areas. Let dry.
  6. Use wire cutters to cut six 2” pieces of wire. Use pushpin to create holes in nose where shown. Dip one end of wire into Clear Gel Tacky Glue then press into hole. Add all whiskers and let dry.
  7. Glue eyes and pom-pom nose in place. Swirl one end of black pipe cleaner then glue in place on back of pencil holder, holding with tape until dry.

Mouse:

  1. Trace and cut mouse ears from pink foam sheet.
  2. Flatten one side on the two foam balls. Insert toothpick into flat center of larger one, add some glue to ears then press in place onto larger ball where shown. Apply Clear Gel Tacky Glue to toothpick then press flat end of smaller ball into toothpick, sandwiching ears in between and forming body. Let dry.
  3. Slightly flatten belly of mouse.
  4. Tear smaller pieces of gray tissue than used for pencil cup and repeat steps to decoupage tissue onto body. Let dry.
  5. Squeeze a puddle of Platinum Metallic onto foil. Brush onto body and let dry.
  6. Glue eyes and nose into place.Use push pin to create hole for tail, add glue to end of pipe cleaner and insert into hole. Let dry then trim to desired length.
  7. Glue magnet on bottom of mouse.

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What you need:

iLoveToCreate products

Miscellaneous:

  • Magnet dot
  • Thin wire – black – 12”
  • 1” foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes – (2) ¾”, (2) ¼”
  • Tissue paper – gray
  • STYROFOAM® brand foam - ball(1) - 1 1/2", (2) -2"
  • Pushpin
  • Foil
  • Pencil
  • Craft foam sheet – light pink
  • Pipe cleaner – black (2)
  • 1” craft brush
  • Low-tack masking tape
  • Pencil holder
  • Wire cutters
  • Pom-poms – light pink, (1) 1”, (1) ¼”

Designed By:

http://www.ilovetocreate.com/content/images/thumbs/0048126_250.jpeg

Suzie Shinseki

Suzie works as a Senior Designer at iLoveToCreate®. She has been involved with art since childhood, and her passion has continued throughout her life. She honed her natural talents by attending the Academy of Arts in San Francisco on scholarship, art classes at San Jose City College. She works with various media and substrates. You can find her masterpieces on painted signs, murals, people and animal portraiture, mold design, sculptures, ceramic projects and fabric paint designs. Her commercial endeavors include children’s coloring books, illustrative designs for bags, brochures and cards. Her exceptional illustration skills have brought her many jobs as a fashion illustrator for designers in Hong Kong and Hawaii.