Saturday, November 15, 2014

Grinch

I am so excited to share this Tutorial with you! 
 
This is a tutorial on how to "draw" an image to scale!  How to take a small image and make it life size using a grid pattern.  I'm sure if you are on Pinterest like I am you've seen The Grinch stealing Christmas lights.  I looked for a tutorial on how to make my own but I couldn't find one.  Not to say someone hasn't created a tutorial.  So, I decided to create my own.  With the help of my husband who created the Grid pattern for me to make these characters come to life.  Much like he did for my daughter's Union Jack Headboard
 
Keep in mind, this is NOT A COPY of The Grinch.  Before you consider purchasing the class...you will have to DRAW him yourself.  In this class you'll be shown how to grid a print out and grid your plywood so you can "DRAW BY NUMBER" if you will.  Even if you can't draw... you can draw the lines in each grid connecting them to the next grid.  I can draw but not something this large without the grid pattern to guide me.  Honestly...I wasn't sure if it was going to even work.  But it did!
 
 
 
The print out shows The Grinch holding the title.  I changed it to make it easier and have him holding a round ornament.

 
The Thieves... pooling up your stolen Christmas lights on the ground.

 
 
With left over plywood I have provided a Bonus Max
  
 
This isn't just papers and ink.  So, before you purchase this tutorial here's a heads up on some of the equipment you'll need.
 
1 Sheet Sanded Plywood
Printer
Jigsaw w/ wood finishing blade
2 Clamps
Safety Goggles
Ear protection
Long Ruler (yard stick or Framing)
Drill

Overview
 
Time: 20-25 hours (dry time accounts for most of the estimated time)
Skill Level: Moderate- Advanced
Welcome to this fun tutorial!  This project takes some planning.  A lot of the time spent is waiting for the paint to dry!  With this fun tutorial I’ll show you how I took an image and transformed it into a life size Christmas decoration.  This “Draw by Number” or in this case box is easy to follow.  Folding your 8 ½” x11” printed image then measuring your grid to your plywood allows you to simply sketch what you see in each box.  Don’t look at it as a whole.  It’s really big.  But if you work with the grid on your paper and grid on your plywood the full drawing will come together.  Making sure you place your lines correctly they will line up as you move on.  Erase where you need.  Take your time. With the Bonus Max you can create a 2nd project from the left over plywood. 
The Grinch is just over 5ft and Max is just over 2ft.  Both are to scale.
 
To see more this tutorial including my Christmas Card class using stains click HERE.  The cost of each class reflects my time spent creating each project and full color tutorial.

Thanks for checking out my classes :) 

While I'm at it, I might as well enter this big guy in some challenges. 

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge- Ornaments
Inspiration Journal- Happy Holidays
 
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4 comments:

  1. Ahh, so this is the big project you have been working on! Nicole, it is amazing! I am really stuck for words... I don't know the Grinch but yours looks fabulous in that Santa costume and the reindeer is so cute. You really are a very talented lady!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Journal too. Anne xx

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  2. You did a fantastic job on this Nicole:)
    Such a great lawn decor for the season.
    I wonder how long the grinch will be above snow level ;)

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  3. Wow! What cool decorations! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!
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  4. I had to come by because my mom loved the evil grinch and yours gave me a lovely reminder. This is fabulous! He is great!

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