How to make an original basket of newspaper tubes themselves - a master class with a photo and a step-by-step description.
For those who wish to try their hand at thisan exciting form of skill, like weaving products from newspaper tubes, we offer you a detailed master-class with a photo, thanks to which you can quickly and easily make a beautiful basket with your own hands. The finished product is very similar to the ones created from the vine. Such a basket can be a good gift, which is sure to come in handy on the farm. And if you decide to decorate it using the technique of decoupage, then it will become an attractive detail of the interior. So, let's begin. For work you will need: 1. Newsprint sheets. 2. Brushes (for applying glue and paint). 3. Knitting needles. 4. A knife on paper and scissors. 5. Base-paint from acrylic substances, stain (with alcohol), finish coat, 6. Glue PVA. 7. The base for carrying out the weaving itself.
Description of work
First we need to find out how thepaper fibers, what is their direction. It is important that it is longitudinal. Its definition can be carried out in several ways: For example, it is possible to hold a paper sheet through the nails of two fingers of the hand. If the direction of the fiber is transverse, the edge of the sheet will become wavy, and with the longitudinal position of the fibers, the edge will remain flat. From the paper stripes, you need to make thin tubes to make a neat product. If you plan that your product will have larger dimensions and proper strength, then it is worth using larger strips and a larger diameter needle. We paint the tubes with a brush, puttingthe basis for a standard oilcloth. This uses stains, which are based on alcohol. Because a water based stain can spoil the product. 2. Preparatory stage. It is necessary to mark the newspaper with stripes seven centimeters wide. On the board, which serves as a lining, you should cut the newspaper into strips, using a clerical knife. At the same time, the angle at which the spoke is on newsprint should be ten to fifteen degrees. To begin to wind the strip on the spokes should be very tight. it is important to carefully wind the edge of the paper on the spoke. As a result, the tubes will turn white if the light edge of the newspaper page is left on the right side. The edge of the newspaper should be fixed using a PVA glue. After that, if you want, you can paint the tubes in the color you want, and after that give them time to dry out. If you want, you can finish painting the tubes even after they are woven into the finished product. And if you use paint, and then - lacquer, then it will be difficult for others to guess that the product is made from ordinary newspaper tubes. 3. Weaving the product. The manufacturing process should begin with the creation of the bottom of the basket. Here much will depend on the size of the product. In our case, we used thirty tubules for weaving, the length of which was fifty centimeters. You should take ten tubes of long forty-five to fifty centimeters. Put them in pairs. The working tube must be rolled up into two equal parts, and then wrapped around it with the help of a first pair of folded tube-rays. In order not to get confused, we advise you to start working with a marker on the edge of the beam-tube. Next, you should braid such a string with all the pairsrays. In this case, all working tubes will be crossed, after which one of the working tubes will go from above, and the other from below the pair of rays. After the length of the working tube is not enough, it should be increased. To do this, insert the edge of one ended tube into the edge of a new tube. We need to weave the 2 rows to the mark made by the marker on the pair of rays. The 3rd and 4th rows should be weaved in 1 ray. All working tubes should be directed to the center of the bottom. As a result, the bottom is formed. 1st ray (which is marked with a marker), it is necessary to bend the next one, pointing it towards the middle of the bottom. Thus, we act in a circular fashion. The final ray should be made in the loop1st ray from below. After that, you need to rope all the rays (4 rows), while you can slightly bend the rays from the middle. The fifth row should be made using wooden beads, which in diameter are sixteen centimeters. For this stage you need 6 pieces. The sixth and seventh rows should be knitted with a rope. On this, the main working moments are almost complete. 4. The final stage of weaving. Next, you need to cut off excess lengths of working tubes, and then fill them between rows using knitting needles. The edges of the working tubes that are withdrawn must be removed using scissors. To make the handle of the basket, you must leave three beams from all sides, separating them with the help of clothespins. Then drop a little glue at the base of those rays that are left, and remove them with scissors. Next, connect the edges of the handles of the product handle. Before you begin to weave the handle, you need to tipTubes to plant a droplet of glue and secure with a clothespin. Then it is necessary to braid the entire pen with a newspaper tube around the perimeter. After the weaving is complete, put a drop of glue on the tip of the tube and fasten it with a clothespin. This completes all the basic steps of creating a basket. You can proceed to staining. To ensure greater strength of the product, it must be impregnated with glue, and then give the desired outlines. After that, you should allow time for the product to dry completely. Then you can paint the basket in a white shade using acrylic paint. You can also add various colors or use stain. Then you need to cut out certain motifs from tissue paper and do a decoupage of the product. In the end, it is necessary to coat the product with finish varnish and carefully dry it. Now you can see for yourself that there is nothing more original than a product made by yourself. Create and please your relatives with wonderful gifts.