Now let's rewind a week. My MIL is a bit of a collector of things. These things are mostly without purpose. We were cleaning out the closet in the upstairs game room and there are 10 sheets of polystyrene in there. Without a purpose. I think I just found a purpose for them. And I might just even make it for my SIL.
Step: 1Referring to cutting plan, use straight edge and pencil to mark cutting lines on 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch sheets of STYROFOAM brand foam.
Step: 2Cut out pieces using a utility knife or a serrated kitchen knife (wax the serrated knife blade with an old candle for easier cutting).
Step: 3Paint all edges, including the 12-inch x 12-inch square, with acrylic craft paint. Let dry.
Step: 4Cut scrapbook papers to fit foam pieces.
Step: 5Spread a very thin, even layer of craft glue on foam piece and adhere corresponding paper; if needed, secure corners with craft pins until dry. Repeat until all foam pieces are covered. Let dry. (Note: Papers may appear wavy at first, but will smooth out as glue dries.)
Step: 6Using low-temp glue, assemble the sculpture following the assembly diagram. For additional reinforcement, glue craft sticks to reverse side to connect the pieces; be sure craft sticks are not visible from the front.
Step: 7Affix hook and loop hangers to the back for hanging.
See here for the full instructions and further tips.
Oh how I wish you were international Michael's.......