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A quick and simple tutorial to having your very own miniature artist's palette pin!

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  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly make sure you have all your materials at the ready: thin plywood strip, stick on badge pin, paint brush, and assortment of paints, scissors, pencil and a toothpick.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lightly sketch the desired shape for the miniature artist's palette on to the plywood strip with a pencil. When content with the outcome, go ahead and cut it out.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the toothpick in half as this will be your miniature paint brush.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Dip your fine paint brush into the paint (which you may want to use a piece of paper to contain samples) and scoop a small amount and place it on the miniature palette. Continue to do this with each of the colours whilst leaving spaces between each paint drop.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Colour in your toothpick to resemble a paint brush and glue it onto the artist's palette securely. Go ahead an leave the paint to air dry.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once dry, peel the film of the badge pin to expose the adhesive side and press it onto the back of your palette.

  • How to make a wooden brooch. Artists Palette Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    And voila, there you have it, your very own artists palette brooch!

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