Pixelated games are all time popular, it reminds me of my childhood , mario brothers is my fav!
I was really excited about the game.life 4 contest and was waiting to make something pixelated! I kept thinking and thinking but couldn't decide what to make. But finally I realized that it's the month of love and instructbales is getting filled with hearty ibles, so I couldn't wait any longer and made this pixelated heart pendant :)
This pendant is super easy to make and could be a sweet gift for your special one... don't just sit there, go make one!
You can also name this pendant as zelda heart or minecraft heart.
Step 1: Materials Needed
1) Thick paper,
2) Pixelated heart template,
3) Scissor and anti-cutter,
4) Pencil and paint brush,
5) Glue (white glue or hot glue),
6) Fabric paint- red and black,
7) Clear nail polish,
8) Jump ring and chain necklace or thick string.
Step 2: Pixelated Heart Template
Print out the pixelated heart template in any size you want,
Cut the heart out of the paper.
Step 3: Tracing & Cutting
Place the pixelated heart template on the thick paper and trace around the edges using a pencil.
Trace 3-4 pixelated hearts on the thick paper,
Cut out all the layers out of the thick paper using a scissor,
Use an anti-cutter to cut out the small square piece on one side of the heart, it's for attaching the jump ring.
Step 4: Gluing
After gluing all the layers apply some glue around the edges/sides to get a smooth end.
Allow the glue to dry.
Step 5: Coloring
Apply at least 2 coats of red fabric paint on the heart pendant, make sure you paint it evenly on all sides,
Apply the second coat after the first coat dries.
Step 6: Pixelated Border
I used black fabric paint, size '0' and '6' paint brush for the pixelated borders,
Use the size '0' paint brush to create & color the small squares around the border,
Also color the edges/sides of the pendant with black fabric paint.
Allow the paint to dry.
Step 7: Final Touch
Well, clear nail polish is great for coating, it'll keep your pendant from getting ruined as it is made of paper and gives it a glossy look.
Step 8: The Pendant
Attach the jump ring on the square hole of the pendant and wear it on a string or chain necklace.
Wasn't that fun and easy!? I hope you enjoy making one and if you do please share a picture by clicking the 'I made it' button :)
Step 9: Bonus Templates
Here are some popular pixelated game character templates from pacman, space invaders...
The yellow marked area is the pendant hole for attaching jump ring, you'll have to cut this square hole out,
Print and cut out the templates, rest of the instructions are the same.