Mark four 10mm-wide strips on balsa sheets and cut using a craft knife with a steel rule as a guide. Trim balsa strips, if needed, to width of film.
Cut double-sided sticky tape to length. Apply to 1 side of 2 balsa strips.
Position 1 balsa strip, tape side up, and lay base edge of transparency film on top, lining up edges. Press down to secure. Apply another strip of balsa on top of film, tape side down.
Cut ribbon to 1m long and thread through a wooden bead with a 20cm long hanger at top.
Attach tape to remaining 2 balsa strips and secure ribbon ends about 10mm from ends of 1 strip.
Lay transparency film, top edge up, on balsa and ribbon and press down.
Press final strip on film. Use ribbon hanger to suspend artwork or add a rope hanger to ribbon.
For you to note
- Lightweight but strong, balsa wood is used in model making.
- Foliage that works well for this project includes fern fronds and gum leaves.
- You can find transparency film at office supply stores.
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