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Arrr There Be The Way To Me Buried Treasure!
I'm working on a pirate themed quite book for my son for Christmas. This is part of one of the pages I'm making.

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  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 1
    Step 1

    I started by burning the edges of the fabric so they wouldn't fray and look old.

  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 2
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    I then began to sketch out the land and a few landmarks in the sea.

  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 3
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    I wanted my map to resemble a 15th Century map I found on Google so I drew waves using a blue fabric marker. Every few lines I made a thicker bold line to make it more visually interesting.

  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 4
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    Even though I couldn't find any examples of maps with sea monsters drawn in them, I wanted mine to have a little sea monster- so I drew one up in the corner.

  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 5
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    Most of the sea maps I found had a ship drawn somewhere on the water so I made sure to inlude one in mine.

  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 6
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    Using a ruler I added a Nautical star which gives the directions on the map. I drew straight lines across my map so that it was seperated in sections like several antique maps (probably much later than the 15th C one I based my original map off of)

  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 7
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    I then began to draw in my land marks. A dark forest, swamp, ruined castle, mountains and a wasteland.

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  • How to make a drawing. Pirate Map  - Step 12
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    To finish off my map I sewed two felt circles together and embroidered a skull and crossbones on it to make a seal. I sewed velcro on the back side and a piece of velcro on the backside of my map when it's rolled up.

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Anael MarsW
Anael MarsW · Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canarias, ES · 34 projects
So cute idea!
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