Backgammon game with Marabu YONO Marker and Textil

Fancy a little round of backgammon? Self-designed and very practical in a small fabric bag, this backgammon board is quickly ready for use anywhere and takes up very little space in the bag. Let’s see who wins!

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…additionaly things you need

paper or cardboard
scissors
set square or ruler
light cotton fabric napkin
tape
30 small wooden discs with a diameter of approx. 3 cm
cotton bag
2 playing dice
template
Tips and Tricks

  • For an even application of paint, pump the YONO marker regularly.

How it is done:

  • First, cut out an elongated equilateral triangle as a template from cardboard or sturdy paper to match the size of the cloth napkin. With the help of the template and a triangle or ruler, the triangular squares of the backgammon game are now transferred onto the napkin with the soft Graphix pencil.
  • Then colour in the pre-drawn squares with the textile colours. To protect the background, be sure to place some paper under the fabric.
  • In the next step, tape the centre of the wooden discs with the painter's tape and accentuate the colour with the YONO markers with 1.5-3mm tip. Before using the markers for the first time, shake them with the cap closed for 60 seconds and gently press the tip onto some paper several times to activate the ink flow. Write the pen on paper first, then paint the wooden discs.
  • To further embellish the playing field, the area in the middle of the napkin can be decorated with a YONO marker. In the example, the centre was first covered with some painter's tape and then decorated with simple floral motifs such as leaves.
  • Finally, the small fabric bag that serves as storage for the game is labelled using a finer YONO marker with a 0.5-1.5mm tip. This works easiest with a template that is simply printed out and placed under the fabric in the desired location.
  • For a better durability of the colour, fix the cloth napkin and the cloth bag in the oven on a piece of baking paper at 150° C for 8 minutes.

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