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The casket with a mosaic from CD of the disks

B our computer era will be few people who would have no at least one CD or a DVD disk. Also it will a little be found people who have at least no one unnecessary disk. Well, and the majority of us, needlewomen, collect a lot of things, apparently, unnecessary including disks.

I Offer

one of options of use of unnecessary disks and their transformation into something necessary. Let`s decorate a casket with the hands by means of a mosaic from disks! to us it will be necessary for

For implementation of this brilliant plan of p:

Short explanations concerning tools and materials

Instead of such casket (from a thin layer of a tree in the form of a heart) for a basis of a mosaic can be taken

even a cardboard box. Only condition: the cardboard has to be quite strong, not go to and fro when opening - closing, otherwise the mosaic pasted by the hands will very quickly fly away.

the Mosaic from disks can be covered with

not necessarily a casket. It will be interesting to look, for example, a frame around a mirror (in a hall or even a bathroom).

the Frame will increase its area, the mirror will seem more, but from - for uses of the reflecting disks the impression will be made that the frame is made of mirror pieces too. Disks it is better for p to take

not ABBA what, any. It is the simplest to work with the disks which are written down in factory conditions. It can be musical disks, disks with data (for example, those disks which go complete with different office equipment).

As a rule, at such disks one party with the put pictures and logos, and another - it is just mirror - silvery, without any shades. They glint all flowers of a rainbow.

Disks which we write down in house conditions (“pig“) are suitable

for production of a mosaic much less because when cutting they are stratified. Transparent plastic separately, the reflecting foil too separately. One without another for our mosaic is hardly useful, and together them to stick together - is problematic (but if very much to want, then it is possible to cover, of course, end faces with transparent glue or to melt off over a flame, in the latter case the smell will stand on all apartment).

Well select disks for use. Other shade or other reflective ability of some fragments it will be unprofitable to distinguish them from others (if, of course, it is not your idea).

Complexity of work with all disks consists that when cutting they do not listen to our needs and plans at all and burst in the most unpredictable directions (often just across the cut-out detail).

Use strong sharp scissors for cutting. Some advise to take scissors without plastic ringlets (will break), but I do not insist on it. I cut out details from disks by means of big scissors from IKEA with plastic ringlets. My scissors were before almost not used therefore sharp. Scissors still function, only became blunted fairly.

to facilitate work on cutting of disks, some advise them to heat. Perhaps, it really helps, however I did not check. It seemed to me that to heat disks and to cut them then hot is even more problematic, than to work with cold. But if at you it is absolutely bad to turn out to cut your disks, you can try them to heat.

If work which you assume to cover with the hands a mosaic from disks rather dimensional even before cutting fragments from disks stock up with

with an adhesive plaster. This smaller that you can make for the hands. As soon as you understand in what places your fingers adjoin to scissors, stick these places even before education and deleting of blisters.

I the last. About a form of fragments of a mosaic. Many cut out all fragments of one form: in the form of small squares or small pryamougolnichok. Of course, such mosaic has the right for existence too, but I suggest you to go in other way and to cut out a mosaic of the different sizes and forms.

the work Course

First of all needs to lead round your casket on a piece of paper, to plan what drawing you want to lay out, draw on it drawing more schematically, to divide it into simple fragments for cutting from disks. The fragment in a form will be simpler, the it will be easier for you to cut out it. It is difficult to cut out very long and thin details (break), okruglo - concave (burst).

drew with

Ya here such rosette with a bud and a leaf for the casket in the form of a heart:

Many details underwent changes. When I did not manage to cut out some of fragments also from the fifth time, I made them just compound. it is the best of all for p to lead round

of the Line of a section several times or just to draw quite thick dark felt-tip pen or a marker. Then the detail can be transferred more simply to a disk, having just put on a window at first the scheme, and atop - a disk.

needs to be Drawn a marker on the brilliant party of a disk.

If through a disk nothing is visible to

, it is necessary to think out other ways to transfer the image to a disk. Since use of a carbon paper and finishing with cutting each element, its applying on a disk and the subsequent obvedeniye a marker on disks.

When details are cut out by

, it is possible to put at once them on a casket (or other surface decorated by the hands), far away from the moving objects (that did not turn!) .

Gradually the hands all casket gives all the best.

Some details still we cut

(that there was a gap for a zatirka). Now the mosaic needs to be pasted. I just took on a piece and pasted PVA. It is possible to try to paste an adhesive tape on a mosaic surface, to carefully turn, grease a mosaic all pieces with glue, to put from above the turned casket, to press down, and after that to turn and clean an adhesive tape. If all picture does not collapse, then it will turn out quicker, than at my way of gluing.

When the mosaic is pasted by

, it is necessary to wipe all marker on disks to which we marked details, by means of any spirit solution. More carefully, cotton wool is often hooked for mosaic corners!

Of course, I covered with a mosaic not only the top surface of a casket, but with lateral parts everything was simpler and more prosy. Here I used pieces of identical height, but randomly cut width. In places of bends of a casket I pasted narrower details. In places rather direct - wider.

do not feel sorry for

gluing. Several details at me came unstuck then, and one was even lost so I had to cut out new.

If you have other glue except PVA, try whether it will be suitable for a sticker of disks (some glues so vigorous that are capable to dissolve plasticity of disks therefore do not suit for such work).

From sides we wipe a marker spirit solution the hands too and we are accepted to a zatirka. We part a little zatirka and we hit it in a casket. I did it directly by a hand, it is possible to use the rubber pallet or a piece of cardboard (not to scratch disks).

When the zatirka will dry up, by a damp sponge or a rag it is erased its surplus.

Not too be zealous

, do the careful movements (the sponge or a rag can still be hooked for a mosaic).

Needed to decorate only internal surfaces of a casket (except adjoining with each other when closing that the casket continued to open and be closed freely) and its lower plane.

Ya for this purpose used packing paper for gifts with the image of roses and the same PVA glue.

When glue will dry up, the casket is ready!

That`s all that I can tell you of equipment of a mosaic from unnecessary disks the hands. I hope, this idea will give an impetus of your creative energy, and you will think up as to realize it!

I Wish

creative achievements!