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A different mousemat for my fella
Inspired by the shield-style mousemat in World of Geekcraft by Susan Beale but with an Elder Scrolls twist!

Sorry about the sideways image, not sure why it's doing that.

Posted by Knittin' Kitten from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom • Published See Knittin' Kitten's 31 projects »
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  • How to make a mousepad. Elder Scrolls Shield Mousemat - Step 1
    Step 1

    In World of Geekcraft, the shield is made using some wood and a jigsaw, and comes out a very different shape. I don't own a jigsaw so I ordered this online. It's meant to be for mounting heads on, so it's quite thick - my boyfriend's mouse is super sensitive so it doesn't matter that it moves around a bit.

    I used a collection of Elder Scrolls imagery for the design, incorporating rune letters and logos of the different games - mostly Morrowind, which is his favourite. I drew it on with a pencil first.

  • How to make a mousepad. Elder Scrolls Shield Mousemat - Step 2
    Step 2

    I traced out the shape onto a piece of felt and just glued it on the back so it rests comfortably on the surface.

    I then painted on the design with black and gold paint, using a ruler for the triangle and then freehand for the rest. I had to go over it a good few times, both for layering and because I kept making mistakes!

    Then varnished the whole of the front.

  • How to make a mousepad. Elder Scrolls Shield Mousemat - Step 3
    Step 3

    I made the wrist wrest from some brown fake leather I had lying around and stuffed it with rice from the kitchen. Just had to keep checking how soft it was, I didn't want it too firm. And I glued that on. Done!

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