Mini Wall Plaques with Nori Paste

Hi, it’s Tessa from How To Make Art, and today I’m going to show you a quick and easy project: Mini Wall Plaques.  These little wooden plaques look great on a wall or resting on a shelf.

Here is what you will need:

small piece of wood

sandpaper

dremel tool

color printer with photo paper

scissors

Yasutomo and Company’s Nori Paste

paintbrush

wax paper

heavy books

STEP ONE: Cut your wood to the size you prefer.  I cut my piece to measure 3″ x 3″ and sanded the edges with sandpaper.

STEP TWO: Add a hole for hanging on the back of the piece, right in the top center:

(Please ignore the hole at the bottom – that was my first attempt, and it didn’t work!)

STEP THREE: Print your artwork out, making sure to make it the same size that you cut your wood – in my case, 3″ x 3″.  Cut it out carefully with a pair of scissors.

STEP FOUR: Apply a light coating of Nori paste to the top side of the wood.  Don’t make your layer of glue too thick, or it will seep out over the sides.

STEP FIVE: Carefully lay the printed artwork on top of the glue layer, making sure that the hole on the back corresponds with the top of your artwork.  Place a small sheet of wax paper over the entire piece, then place heavy books on top of the artwork so that the piece will dry totally flat.  (The wax paper is used so that excess glue will not stick to your books.)

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy making these little art reproductions with Nori Paste, which has quickly become my new favorite adhesive!  Nori Paste really adheres so well and with no air bubbles, so it’s a paper crafter’s dream come true.

Have a great day!

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