Introduction: DIY Rainbow Dash
This instructable is for a Voxelized Rainbow Dash you can make your own from perler beads, hama beads, nabbi beads, or any type of melty beads (Preferably I use Perler). You can watch the video and follow along if you like.
(Please credit me should you use or manipulate this pattern. Please be respectful and don't mass produce or sell the finished product) since I do not own this character. Thank you!!! Enjoy!
Step 1: Gather Materials & Download Your Pattern
- Superglue (Loctite)
- Ironing paper
- Pegboard Reg
- Beads (Colors list in file download or photo above)
- Books (used for weight)
- Exacto Knife (for mistakes)
Download your (Rainbow Dash Pattern)
Step 2: Start Beading and Iron Out Your Layers
I do the highest number before the max my iron uses. For my iron it is number 3 (the last number before the meter turns red) I like to iron each one separately on the middle of each board
your choice (I think it melts more evenly)
For some of the layers that contain small pieces for details of the wings, ears, pony tail, and legs I seperate them and iron them like I show in the 3 photos above
After you Iron out your layers make sure you add weight so the layers won't bend, usually this doesn't happen but the more beads the more chances your layers will bend.
Step 3: How to Glue
The Rainbow Dash photo patterns are already placed the exact way the character should be glued
once you preview your photo just press the right arrow and compare photos
By memory or with dry erase marker, mark the corners of where you will be placing the pattern over. the photo above shows an example of how I watch what I glue.
Do this after gluing every layer
Step 4: Glue Your Layers
All you need is one drop of glue on each bead you stick
- Remember to take your time, superglue is very hard to take apart
- Align the layers with your fingers
- Apply lots of pressure to each layer glued (be careful where you add pressure from)
Step 5: All Done! Hope You Like Your Rainbow Dash!
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Step 6: FAQ: Made Mistakes?
(Photos used above are not always from the character tutorial being shown, these are mistakes I made from other tutorials.)
- Take your ex-acto knife and just wedge it between the layers to take apart
- remove the glue residue and glue the layer back on