Instructions for 22″ Round Shield (Digital)

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Number of Pieces: 35 pieces

Estimate Build Time: 4 to 6 Hours

Instruction Videos:

  • 8 Steps
  • Total Run Time = 26 minutes 40 seconds

Special Note:

  • You are required to provide your own materials, e.g. cardboard, cardstock paper, paper bowls, etc., and paint.
  • Cutting out all the pieces required by the build by hand will require significant time and effort.

Creating the Pieces

To create the cutout pieces required for this project you will need to use four different types of materials: (1) Legal0size (8.5″ X 14″) Printer Paper, (2) Corrugated Cardboard, (3) Legal-size (8.5″ X 14″) Cardstock paper and (4) 20-oz Paper Bowl. All tools and materials required to make the Cutout Pieces should be available at your local art and craft store or large retailer.

Tip #1: For corrugated cardboard material AVOID any materials thicker than 0.125″ (3.2mm) or 1/8.” Thicker material can be significantly harder to cut by hand.

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Legal-size Printer Paper

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Legal-size Cardstock Paper

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Corrugated Cardboard

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Paper Bowl

Tools and Materials to Create the Cutout Pieces

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We recommend that you to watch the following instruction videos through at least once. They contain details that may help you to create the cutout pieces. Just like cooking, a good build requires good ingredients, which in this case is the cutout pieces. Before you start the assembly process double check that you have all the pieces by referring to the photos below. You need to create 35 pieces total with 13 pieces made from cardstock paper, 21 pieces made from corrugated cardboard, and 1 piece made from 20-oz paper bowl.

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Cardboard Pieces 1 of 3

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Cardboard Pieces 2 of 3

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Cardboard Pieces 3 of 3

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Cardstock Pieces 1 of 1

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Paper Bowl Piece

Tools and Materials for the Build

All tools and materials required for this build should be available at your local art and craft store or large retailer. Although you can substitute Tacky Glue® with regular white glue, it is recommended that you use the Tacky Glue® for this project since the thicker glue will makes the build significantly faster and Tacky Glue® dries much quicker. It is always a good idea to get some scrap newspaper or cardboard sheets to help keep your works area clean during the gluing and painting steps.

Tip #2: Get disposable plastic or paper cups to hold your paint.

Tools and Materials for the 22″ Round Shield (Digital) Project

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Round Shield Build

There are 7 steps to this build with 18 subtasks. If this is your first Crafteeo project or the first time doing this project, we recommend that your view the video instructions twice: once to get a feel for what you will be doing and the second time when you actually build. It is good practice to do a dry fit prior to gluing individual pieces together. This will help you anticipate issues and identify critical alignment features. Take your time and enjoy the build process!

22″ Round Shield

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Tip #3: DO NOT use the shield before letting the glue and paint dry for at least 8 hours.

Tip #4: Keep several damp, NOT dripping wet, paper towels nearby to wipe off excess glue or paint. This will help you maintain a clean build and clean work area.

Paint

Time to personalize your shield and inject some personality into your project! Use the diagram below to help you decide on the color scheme. We recommend that you coat your sword and scabbard with water-based decoupage sealant, like Mod Podge®. The coating will deepen the colors and increase durability. The Mod Podge® Hard Coat works well on the shield and gives it a smoother and harder surface. Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly apply the coating. If you want to take the headache out of color selection, check out our Paint Kit. All the paint is Made in USA and water-based for easy cleanup. The kit also included Metallic paint that makes your project shine!

Paint and Decoupage

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Color Guide for the 22″ Round Shield

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