One of the most remarkable options forCreating a diy is a paper. Applications of colored paper are able not only to entertain kids and contribute to their development. Beautiful paper crafts will easily become a decoration of the room or turn into a beautiful original postcard, which will certainly please your loved ones. In this article, we will offer several variants of crafts with applications from colored paper. The term "application" comes from the Latin application, which can be translated as "application". This kind of fine art is based on cutting out various details and fixing them on another material that acts as a background. A bit of history Such material for applications, like paper, was born a long time ago. But it was not until the end of the 16th century that it was used as a component of this decorative and applied art. Rapid development was at the beginning of the next century. In France, there is a fashion for paper silhouettes. It extends to other countries of Europe and Russia. The walls of the houses begin to decorate with small portraits and scenes from life. The very name of the silhouette crafts received by the name of Etienne Silhouette. This French official was very fond of paper applications, and one day the artist painted a shadow caricature of him. From this moment such technique has received the name silhouette. In Russia, his work in this form of application was known Count F.P. Tolstoy. He created more than 2000 different images. In modern creativity, not only the silhouette technique is used. Plastic application of crumpled paper, decoupage technique, killing, carving, drawing, creation of voluminous handicrafts and much more will help create original and unusual crafts that will surely become an ornament of your life. Before you start creating crafts from colored paper in the form of applications, you need to purchase a few simple but very useful tools. The most important of these will be scissors. Must be sharp, so as not to get the effect of a ragged edge in the blanks. Carefully refer to their pens. They must necessarily be comfortable, since the carving process is long enough and the hands should be comfortable. The next moment is glue. This can be a conventional PVA glue, a clerical glue sticker or a transparent gel adhesive. Different compositions will be needed for different compositions. Another important element is the ruler. The best option is with ready-made templates for drawing circles, triangles and other shapes. Any additional natural materials, sparkles, beads, rhinestones, tissue fragments, anything that fantasy will tell you can serve as additional elements of decor of your applications. To begin with, we will probably consider the most famous artifact - a flat applique with floral motifs. Flat application with flowers Such a beautiful floral arrangement, for suretried to create all the kids in kindergarten or primary school classes. Even this uncomplicated composition can become a real work, if you put a little imagination and effort. It will take:
- Color paper (one-sided).
- Pencils or markers.
In order for the flowers to be symmetrical andneat it is necessary to fold the paper in half and draw a half of the flower, using the fold line as the median axis. We cut out the workpiece, open it and get a beautiful and even flower. You can change the shape of the same flower orUse the "expansion" method for a variety of options. It's very easy to do this. Just cut the flower on the petals, and gluing, push them apart. If you want to cut a flower with petals,located in a circle, then you just need to fold a square sheet of paper diagonally 3 times. And then we cut out the petal from the billet 1. It can have rounded or vice versa sharp edges. Or, if you want to depict a knapweed, you can cut out denticles. Another option for cutting severalThe petals simultaneously will be folding a sheet of paper with an accordion. You get separate petals, which you can then lay out in a circle and glue the bright core. Below are the various options for creatingleaves and grass. Such crafts can be done with children. Kids with great pleasure will spread glue, or artistically place paper blanks, creating amazing and incredible flowers. The next version of the paper application is suitable either for older children or for adults. Three-dimensional flowers for applique Such hand-made articles can be attached to a postcard or made part of a decorative panel. It will take:
- Paper of different colors (two-sided). In this master class, black and white colors are used, but you, of course, will choose the shades that you like and will match the general style of the craft.
- Elements for decoration (decorative buttons, rhinestones or half-beads).
Below are the petal patterns. You can draw similar ones yourself, redraw, attach a sheet of paper to the screen or print out the templates on the printer. The next step is to cut all the details. Experiment with paper. Take not just colorful, but, for example, embossed or simply unusual texture. Do not just cut out the petals. You can make several cuts on each of them to make the flowers more lush. All blanks are stuck strictly in the center, leaving the edges of the petals free. In the middle we glue a rhinestone or other bright detail of your choice. Now you can glue our workpiece inas an element of application on a postcard. The needlewomen who know how to handle different kinds of colored paper know and love the following technique for creating applications from multi-colored paper - facing. Volumetric lilies of colored paper It will take:
- Color double-sided paper.
- Green cardboard for the basis of application.
We cut out the leaves of water lilies (lotuses) from green cardboard. They are quite simple, but the pattern for carving the lily petals is unusual. The photo below shows the patterns for leaves and petals. For each flower you need 1 sheet and 2-3blanks of petals. Although the lobe for the petals has cut out parts, they do not need to be cut out on paper blanks. You just have to cut through the lines to the inner circle. Now we take the blanks of the petals and turn each of the incised parts into a cone. We glue the edges and get 1 layer of petals. When all the blanks are ready, proceed to thecreating flowers. And here it is possible to attach layers of petals. They can be glued on different sides (see photo). You can create as many as 4 varieties of water lilies. Make two- and three-layer flowers. Arrange the tiers so that the petals are staggered relative to each other. And you can cut off the sharp ends of the cones and get an original and unusual flower. You can use pieces as corepaper yellow or glue ready-made stamens. And if you like not only to create hand-made articles of paper, but to sew, you can paste a piece of foam into the center and use the original three-dimensional application as a needle bed. The following technique will also be voluminous. With its help, very beautiful and "fluffy" applications are obtained. Sunflowers in the technique of facing For beautiful and original postcards in this technique it is best to use colored corrugated paper or simply select very thin sheets. It will take:
- Colored paper (corrugated).
- Wooden skewers for shish kebab (thick).
- Glue (the pencil is the best choice).
- Cardboard basis for application.
- The ready template for the picture.
A colored base can be pasted onto a cardboard to givestrength. Now we take up the paper. It should be cut into squares with a side of about 1 cm. It will take a lot of such blanks. The next step is to turn off the squares. To do this, we take a skewer (you can dispense with a regular rod from a ballpoint pen, only make sure that it is used and not spoil the paper with ink), place it in the center of the box and twist the paper around the skewer. We apply glue to the paper blank and attach itto the picture. The work in such a technique is best to start from the center and move to the edges. First of the workpieces of dark brown or black we make a core. Then we begin to glue the petals. In the end, greens and a general background. Such crafts can be made with children. Finished color pictures of the base will not let the kids make a mistake. You can also draw any image yourself, and include fantasy to make a truly original hand-made. Appliques from paper in the technique of mosaic Another option of applications from paperis a mosaic. The very art of creating images with the help of tiny pieces of different colors came into being very long ago. This word can be translated as "dedicated to the muses." The motherland of this art is the East. The most ancient handicrafts with a mosaic that have survived to this day are Persian caskets. The heyday of this art form fell on the epoch of the Byzantine Empire. In those days, the mosaic was made of precious and semiprecious stones with a background, often consisting of gold. Now, in order to make a beautiful mosaic application, it is enough to have colored paper, cardboard for the background, glue and sharp scissors. The work technique is very simple, even small children can cope with it. Creating crafts will be much more fun if you work together with the kids. Working with small pieces of paper contributes to the development of small motor skills of the child, which has a beneficial effect on the development of speech, memory, imagination and patience. Principle of operation:
A variety of mosaic applique isbreakdown. Its principle is simple - instead of cutting the paper into parts, it is torn. The fuzzy contours of the blanks give a feeling of blurred contours, which adds originality to the hand-craft. Applications of paper in the technique of tinkering This form combines paper-wrapping andmosaic technique. Quilling arose a very long time, but scientists have not yet come to a common opinion, where did this kind of decorative and applied art come from. The word itself comes from the English "quill" - "bird's feather". It was bird feathers that began to be used as the first tools for twisting paper strips. It was split into several centimeters, one end of the strip was inserted into this slot and twisted. For the application in this technique you will need:
- Color paper that you can cut into strips or you can purchase ready-made kvilling kits.
- PVA glue.
- A tool for twisting paper. If you purchased a special kit, then the tool is already there. Also, instead of it, you can use the notched rod from the ballpoint pen.
Below are the most popular elements that are used in the technique of quilling. It remains only to choose the paper colors you like and to collect the picture by the type of mosaic technique. Just place the paper bundles along the planned lines or over the stencil. Whatever the applique turned out to be truly creative, back off the rules, use different elements, fantasize.