Hello! Are you ready for some intermediate crafting? This craft is actually not hard,
but it has quite a few steps, so I had to split it up into 3 posts.
Here is everything I will be showing you:
- monitor with stand
- mouse and mouse pad.
But today, we will start with the keyboard.
To make all three things: keyboard, monitor with stand, and mouse w/mouse pad, you will need:
polymer clay in black and gray (or white to make gray)
small letter stickers that have a black or clear background
black craft foam 3 mm
craft foam 2 mm in your color choice
ruler (I used a tape measure)
glue gun and glue sticks (not pictured)
a screen shot of your favorite website that is about 3 x 6 to fit into your monitor (frame)
or you can cut out a picture from a magazine
Cut out a piece off craft foam that is about 6 x 1 3/4". Round the edges.
Also cut two triangles that are slightly less than 1 3/4" long and about 1/4 wide
down to a point (not too pointy, lol)
Now take your rectangle piece and you are going to be gluing buttons on it in a minute. This will be your keyboard base.
Cut a long strip of the same black foam that's about 1/4" wide.
Now cut a bunch of little pieces for buttons. I didn't make my keyboard with every single symbol. Just the letters, a question mark, a space bar, the numbers, and a few extra buttons with nothing on them.
So cut about 50 to 60 pieces. I cut 57, I think.
Just make them as close to the same size as you can. Cut a longer one for the space bar.
Now you have to glue each one on. LOL
You could always just glue on a printable, but I wanted the buttons to look real and 3D.
So just start to glue them on neatly in rows, all the way across. I made 4 rows of the little squares.
And another row on the bottom with the space bar and a few of the smaller pieces on each size.
One row down. The glue will dry clear.
Done. It isn't perfect, but it will look good when it's all done. Let it dry.
Now take those 2 triangles you cut out earlier, and flip your keyboard over and glue them on.
I used a glue gun for this part.
Make sure it slants towards your doll when flipped over, don't do it backwards!
Glue both sides on.
Flip it over, and put your letter stickers on while looking at a real keyboard. Like I said, you don't have to have all the little symbols for it to look realistic. Start in the middle and work out to make sure they are spaced right. And you have your keyboard!
Remember, the glue will dry clear. I took this photo when it was not totally dry.
Stay tuned next time for the monitor tutorial!
Click here for the monitor tutorial.
Click here for the mouse and mouse pad tutorial.