Step 16: Filling the Arches With Characters

  Cut out all the characters holding your scissors at an angle to create a very thin edge. There is one running figure that goes in front of the door as a reminder of how Pompeii met it's end (it is a little bigger than these characters for the arches). Each arch and figure needs to be gently run against the side of a black Sharpie to make sure no white thickness of the paper shows. This is where people usually skip a step, but you will notice the edges of all the cut outs more if you don't do this. I gently run the cut edge along the sharpie and pull it away if you need to reposition the paper--NEVER stop or you will have a black stain on the edge. Practice this on scraps from around your paper cut outs.You will be able to do this like a pro after just a little practice.
Beautiful!&nbsp;I&nbsp;also love the crack finish. This would be cool to make a bird house out of =) Great job very clear instructions!<br /> <br />
Crackle not crack <br /> My bad &gt;.&lt;<br /> <br />
Thank you for that idea. You know I was also thinking of a bat house, because they like the close fit, but the lid would have to be attached against the wind. I&nbsp;have been trying to find out if they texture the inside walls of bat houses. A board on the bottom inside, glued down, plus a new little hole on the front! I&nbsp;read an article that many places are making their bird house entries smaller so that cowbirds can't get in them--they lay eggs in other bird's nests like the cuckoo and are enjoying a population explosion. I&nbsp;am going to make sure and tell the carpenters about any multi-use Idea, and think up a decoupage for a bird house--which could be sealed with outdoor epoxy. Great idea!<br />
Thanks!&nbsp;Ya&nbsp;I heard about that too. This is my new account =) (so same person)<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cheers,<br /> Meheh<br />
Wow, great project, I love the crackle finish.<br />
Thanks! I&nbsp;only wish manufacturer's would stop messing with crackle kits. The best one on the market, Anita's, went out of business!&nbsp; It was all the rage, and then suddenly no longer &quot;cool.&quot;&nbsp; <br />

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