Materials & Tools:
Tape or Glue
Paper or Card-stock
Flat Black Spray Paint
An image editing software. (I recommend using G.I.M.P.)
Step 1: Downloading the Templates
If you don't have WinRAR, then you can download it for free here:
Included are two templates with silhouettes of Joel Hodgson, and Mike Nelson, giving you the option of using your favorite human host.
When in WinRAR, just click the button "Extract To," select a folder to export them in, and click OK.
Step 2: Measuring the Television Screen
Step 3: Resizing and Printing
GIMP (The GUI Image Manipulation Program) is a free image editing program. It can be download here:
After opening the file in GIMP, go to the tab “Image,” and select “Scale Image.”
Looking at the Scale Image window, under Image Size click on the down arrow for a list to appear. Select Inches. Under Width, type the number of inches of your T.V. Screen and click Scale. Save/Export the image.
I would also recommend naming the scaled image something different from the original, in case you want to make another board.
Next, you must open a program that will print the template to it's actual size, not scaled or cropped. Microsoft Paint works best.
After opening the template in Paint, go to Print and select “Page Setup.” Under Scaling, make sure the option “Adjust to 100% Normal Size” is selected. Before printing, make sure everything looks alright under Print Preview. Print the image on your paper or card-stock.
Step 4: Making the Template
Using tape or glue, attach the pages together. Make sure they are aligned as best as you can.
Then, using your tape measure, check the width of your template just to make sure it printed out correctly. Then add a one-to-two inch border on the sides and the bottom of the template. This will give you a surface to attach the template to the T.V. Frame.
Cut around the border.
Step 5: From Paper to Cardboard
In order to cutout the holes on Crow's head, with a needle, carefully poke holes multiple times in each circle and dig out the excess cardboard.
After cutting, glue a toothpick or a needle behind Crow's neck in order to give it more strength.
Step 6: Painting the Board
Step 7: Attaching to T.V.
Warning: Be careful because sticky tac can leave a residue on your Television.