Introduction: Easter Toon Diorama

Hi, my name is Teagan and I love creating art with my dad. We enjoy working with woods, resin, different tools and paints, and experimenting to see what works best for each project.

As I had an Easter project to complete for school, ( to create an Easter Garden Diorama) we decided to build a 3D model using layers of wood.

NB. You could also achieve a similar result using cardboard if you were unable to use wood, which could be cut using scissors or a craft knife, (always use safety equipment).

I hope you enjoy learning how to make this layered model 'toon' diorama. Thanks so much for visiting my project.

Supplies

Paper

Pencil

printer for the base templates

Scissors

MDF or Ply Wood ( I used 4mm Ply wood )

PVA glue

Water

Safety eye protection

Scroll saw

Sand paper

Paint brush

Coloured paints

G-clamps

Step 1: Design

Sketch an idea of what you would like to build.

Step 2: Print

Print out base templates (one for each layer) in my project i used 7 layers

Step 3: Draw

Draw each layer starting with the front one first

Trace each next layer over the last

It may help to identify each layer with a reference number

My first layer was grass, my last was a hill in the distance

Step 4: Cut Out

With scissors roughly cut out the templates

Don't cut to close to the lines as you'll need them as a guide when cutting the wood

Step 5: Stick

Mix one part PVA glue with approximately 5 parts water and brush on to the wood

stick the templates to the wood and brush the diluted glue on top again

then allow them to dry

Step 6: Saw

Use a scroll saw to cut the wood in the outline of the templates

**Always use appropriate safety equipment when using tools**

Step 7: Peel

Write on the back of the wood the layer referance number

Peel the templates off the wood (if needed brush the paper with water and allow to soak)

Step 8: Sanding

Lightly sand the edges of the wood to remove any roughness and prevent splinters

Step 9: Paint

Decorate all your layers how ever you like

I used Acrylic paint and felt tip pens

**IMPORTANT only decorate the parts you will see when assembled

Leaving enough wood clear to glue together all the layers**

Step 10: Build

Start with the last layer and use PVA (no water) and stick the layers together

Step 11: Clamp

Clamp the pieces together until the glue is dry for 30 minuets to an hour

Step 12: Finished

Remove the clamps and Tadaaa!

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