Before I begin with this tutorial, I'd like to say:
It recently came to my attention that there are people pinning things from my website on Pinterest. I was quite pleasantly surprised and shocked to see it. So here's a big THANK YOU too all of the lovely people who have enjoyed the work I've put into the blog and have shared it with others :)
Anyway, continuing with this tutorial ...
I recently got my hands on a complete Marauder's Map and scanned all of it into my computer, then put it together in one large file for printing and party purposes!
Yes, that means that you can now have the inside of the Marauder's Map as well as the outside. ;)
I will post the picture here in a condensed form, but I recommend you download it from MediaFire.com, simply because the file is rather large and to get the best quality possibly you ought to download the original file.
I've also made a PDF file that will make it easier to print your own Marauder's Map. It is three pages long and in landscape mode. You can download the white map in PDF format on MediaFire.com. I'll make a PDF of the brown one soon :)
|A condensed version of the map to show you what it looks like|
|The red lines represent fold lines. In case you|
are confused on where to fold, you can check this.
I've also cleared out the background colour (the brown) and changed it to white so that if you wish to give your printer and ink a break you can print it with the white and stain the paper to achieve the same effect. The white version is found here. The tutorial to stain your paper can be found by clicking this link.
Additionally, if you would like to see the other Marauder's Map tutorial, just click on that link. Where that Marauder's Map comes in handy for party activities, this one is more for decoration.
Directions on How to Make the Map
I've gotten a few comments asking for how to do it, so I made one and took lots of pictures so you can see how it's done. ;)
|The tea I have in bowls at the top and the map is at the bottom.|
I used the PDF file version, which is white and requires staining.
|Step 1: Cover the map with tea. It should be on an (old) cookie tray.|
Detailed instructions can be found at the staining your paper tutorial.
|Step 2: Sprinkle the Instant Coffee over your tea-covered map.|
Let it sit for 1-2 minutes.
|Step 3: Flip paper over and repeat steps 1 and 2|
|Step 4: Put paper INK-SIDE UP into an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.|
Bake for 5-10 minutes or until completely dry.
|Step 5: Remove your paper when it is completely dry. |
Place under heavy objects (like books) to flatten it out.
Leave for a few hours or overnight.
|Step 6: Repeat steps 1-5 with remaining pages.|
|Step 7: Cut out the extra borders on each page,|
but DO NOT cut the sides on the middle page.
Just trip the top and bottom.
|Step 8: Fold along lines shown.|
(If you're still confused, at the very top
there is a picture with red lines where you should fold)
|Step 9: Glue along the blank edge on the left and right of|
the middle page and attach the whole map together.
|Step 10: Flatten beneath heavy objects and let dry.|
When it's done, fold it up for your own Marauder's Map!
|And, you know, for convenience's sake, here's all of the steps in one,|
rather large picture. Hope that helps you make a stunning Marauder's Map prop!
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