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Wash Your Hands Ya Dirty F*cker Template


‘Wash your hands ya dirty f*cker’ template is great for a (child free!) bathroom or downstairs loo. This is a downloadable PDF template for you to cut by hand with a scalpel. You also get a practice sheet to sharpen up your scalpel skills before embarking on the papercut template. It looks great in a floating frame or on a lovely aqua or blue coloured paper.

It is a digital file – once your add to basket and checkout you’ll get an email immediately with a link to download the PDF template and practice sheet. I recommend white 120gsm paper, but any paper will do – read more about what paper to use here. Enjoy!

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Wash Your Hands Ya Dirty F*cker template – what is included:

  • A4 PDF practice sheet
  • A4 PDF Wash Your Hands Ta Dirty F*cker PDF (flipped mirror image so you’re cutting the back of it)

What do I need to for my Wash Your Hands Ya Dirty F*cker template?

  • Access to a printer
  • Scalpel
  • A4 cutting mat
  • A4 sheets of white paper

What tools do I need? What paper is best to use?

I’ve written a blog post about what tools to use here and here – and I’ve also got a post about choosing the right weight of paper here. I like to use a Swann-Moreton 3 handle and a 10A blade and a Fiskars swivel scalpel for curves and a fixed blade for straight lines. I advise using a scalpel or craft knife that you are familiar with and feels comfortable in your hand. For the paper you can use anything you like, but my recommendation is a weight of around 100gram – 135gsm, any more that this and you will likely end up with aching fingers as you cut.

How do I cut the Wash Your Hands Ya Dirty F*cker template?

Start by cutting out the inside of all the bubbles followed by the outer edge of all the bubbles and put them to one side (you’ll need them when you frame it) Then with a fixed blade scalpel cut all the small highlights on the inside of all the wording. When all the highlights have been cut out, cut the top of the word ‘Wash’ and cut across to the edge of each side of the page from the ‘h’ to the ‘W’ and remove the whole top piece. Next, cut the inside of loop on the ‘h’, the hole in the ‘a’ and work your way down cutting the negative shapes between the letters. When you get to the words ‘hands’, cut a section of the left edge and the right edge. You can now continue cutting the middle negative shapes all the way down to the ‘f*cker’. Now there’s a sentence I didn’t think I’d be writing for me website! haha!

How can I display my Wash Your Hands Ya Dirty F*cker papercut?

The finished size including the bubbles is roughly 175mm x 230 mm so bear that in mind when you’re looking for frames. Floating frames look wonderful – and it means you can sign the papercut on the back or write a little note. If you can’t find a floating frame then mount the papercut on a lovely blue or aqua for a great bathroom/water aesthetic. Use 3M SprayMount spray glue (use sparingly!) on the back of the papercut and position the bubbles around the edge, making sure that ALL the bubble highlights are facing the same way.

I’m sold, how do I order?

Just click add to basket and go through the checkout. An email will be in your inbox immediately with links to download the PDFs so you can print them off and get cutting straight away.

What if I go wrong?

Oh babes, its a bit of paper, just throw it away, print a new one off and start again! you can do it!

Don’t forget to tag me on your creations on instagram – I love seeing your creations!

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