Shakespeare drawing and diy jigsaw art

De Atramentis inks, Shakespeare, galleryjuana
De Atramentis inks, Shakespeare

In honour of 400 years of Shakespeare, I drew his portrait and added a Lady Macbeth quote. I used De Atramentis inks in Fuchsia, Yellow, Turquoise and mixed colors.

I decided to send this out as mail art, but the size was to large to send unfolded. I got the fun idea to make the Shakespeare drawing into a jigsaw puzzle.

art jigsaw wip

To reinforce the drawing, I added Con-Tac paper to the back of it, then turned it over and rubbed out any air bubbles.

art jigsaw pieces, galleryjuana
art jigsaw pieces

Next I cut the reinforced drawing into random shaped pieces to make it into a jigsaw puzzle.

This was my first time to make an art jigsaw puzzle, and it was fun to make. Since it's going through the mail, in order to keep down postage cost, I wouldn't want it to be any thicker or heavier. If this were a gift (where cost is not an issue), I'd probably use a thicker and sturdier backing to reinforce the drawing.

This would be a great diy project for kids too. You could use clear contact paper to cover front and back of the drawing to make the pieces easy to wipe clean.

I will definitely be doing more of these diy art jigsaw puzzles to send to friends and family.

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