Trace the edges of your chipboard on your sketch paper to make sure your drawing doesn't exceed that space
Create a simple contour line drawing of your subject
Place graphite transfer paper dark side down on your chipboard. Secure with tape if you want to make sure it doesn't move
Place contour line drawing on top of the graphite paper
Applying a little extra pressure, trace over your drawing
Your image will transfer to the chipboard.
Remove drawing and graphite paper
Trace over your drawing using tacky glue. Keep the glue raised. Do not flatten.
If you make a mistake, use a q-tip to "erase"
Place on drying rack. let dry overnight
Place foil over glue drawing. Fold edges over the board. Be careful the edges are sharp
using the tongue suppressor press firmly against the raised lines.
Use a tip or stylus to really make the lines and details pop, pressing firmly against any glue lines you encounter
Place foil on top of soft surface like a magazine. Using a stylus or dull pencil, begin to add decorative patterns throughout your animal. You can also incorporate texture rubbing plates.
Fill the entire space with interesting lines and patterns
Swipe a small amount of shoe polish on a balled up paper towel
Rub polish against the lines and into the grooves
With a clean paper towel, gently wipe away excess using a circular motion
Carefully cut out animal. Cut out in chunks rather than a continuous cut. Edges are sharp.