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This is a quick, easy , and very affordable way to make placemats to dress up yourTurkey Day Dinner table.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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white drawing paper
pencil
black markers
ruler?
watercolors, brushes, water
color mounting paper
(I like to use a color sharpie to add accents)

I used a scanner to create multiple images, then a color xerox and a laminator

Step 2: Draw

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Begin to draw your idea on the placemat in pencil, I like to use an autumn theme

Step 3: Marker

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when you are happy with your pencil drawing re draw the lines with waterproof marker.

Step 4: Finish marker

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Finish entire design with the marker

Step 5: Watercolor

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enhance your artwork with watercolor, perhaps you have a theme or color preference?

Step 6: Scan

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I scanned my drawing and then printed it on a color xerox. Print enough for your number of dinner guests.

Step 7: Mount and laminate

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Mount your color xerox on a slightly larger piece of color paper. I like to laminate the placemats, they last longer, your guests can take them home. 

Step 8: Time for the Bird!

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poofrabbit1 year ago
YAY!!! Susan you are a winner in the Thanksgiving challenge way to go!!!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  poofrabbit1 year ago
wooo hoooo thanks poofrabbit
poofrabbit1 year ago
poofrabbit1 year ago
Brilliant idea to make one, then scan and print!
That's just beautiful! I love how you painted it. The watercolors look perfect!
so sweet...Thanks! Happy Turkey Day to You and Yours!