Today is part 2 of a 3 part tutorial for a doll sized desktop PC: the monitor. For part 1, the keyboard, click here.
Let's get started!
This is the finished monitor.
Again, here are the supplies you will need for all of the pieces: keyboard, monitor, and mouse w/mouse pad.
For the monitor, you will need the black craft foam, glue, scissors, a printable or cut out for your screen, glue, black polymer clay, and clay glaze (not pictured.)
Cut our your monitor from 3 mm black craft foam, about 3 x 6".
Now cut another piece the same as the first one, but this time you will cut out the middle, leaving just an edge of about 1/4". Just fold it in half and cut. Trim it until it's nice an neat.
Now put Aleene's glue on 3 sides.
And place your cut out piece on. Let it dry.
I just took a screen shot of my blog and used photo paper which looks a lot better than regular paper and it's more firm. Print it the same size as your monitor and trim a little to fit, or print slightly smaller. I used the 4 x 6 option. Now you can slide your printable in or your picture from a magazine. NOTE: It is actually upside down because you will need to put your picture in from the top instead off the bottom--the opened part should be the TOP.
You can also cut a sheet of clear plastic the same size as your picture and slide it in to give the screen a glass look.
Now let's make the stand. If you really don't want to use clay or don't have it, you can just use the craft foam. But I really prefer the clay. Anyway, here is what you do if you don't have the clay. Cut a strip of craft foam about an inch wide and 4 1/2" long. Cut it into 3 pieces because you will make a triangle. Just cut one slightly longer than the other 2.
Glue them together making a triangle/tripod like this.
Glue it to the back of your monitor.
Flip it over.
And that's it. But, if you want to make it even better, keep reading!
It's really easy to make the stand. Just take some black polymer clay, and roll some into a ball about 1/2" in diameter, then flatten it a little on top and bottom by pressing lightly down with your finger. Roll a bigger piece into a long oval shape, smooth it out the best you can, and flatten it on the bottom. Also press a small flat spot on the top of it with your finger. Bake these pieces for 30 minutes at 250 degrees. Ask your parents for help with baking.
My pieces are done. Now I have glued them together with Aleene's glue and glazed them. You don't have to glaze it, but it gives it a plastic look like a real stand.
Now with hot glue, glue it to your monitor.
Stay tuned next time for the mouse tutorial!