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Create Display-In Time for the New School Year

I’ve always like the boards that parents and grandparents use to display and proudly show off the artwork of their little ones.

This is a bit of an experiment one and here are a few things I learned:

  • First, don’t leave the ‘good paint’ at the Oxford Cottage 3 hours away or you will have to use the ‘cheap’ paint that you keep here for art projects with the kids.
  • If you would rather have a painted board than a stained one.  Paint first, then put the score marked and outline marks on it.
  • Use a cool design to cut out the board, so you don’t have just straight edges.  Do this before you pull everything out of the laser and realize the oops.
  • Don’t forget to check the alignment on your clothespins before you do the laser.
  • This was actually a really fun project and I think I will have these available for purchase.  You can have them bare, so you can use your own paint colors or I will do the painting for you (after I get my good paints back).

As I have been doing this, I realized I might be able to do some of it on my Pazzles.  I’m going to do some ‘testing’ and see what I can come up with.  Stay tuned.

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