Paper crafts are a wonderful way to spend time together for children and their parents. Working with applications is no more difficult than folding out of paper with origami: it’s enough to outline the outlines of the future figure and cut it out if it comes to flat variants. And volumetric products allow you to make with their help whole pictures that are interesting precisely for their relief. And, of course, with them you can make a lot of attractive home accessories.
Volumetric application of colors from paper: master class
Of all the possible patterns for applications, flowers can rightly be considered the most interesting and multifunctional. Besides the fact that their types are diverse, it is with flowers that you can decorate almost everything: from a postcard to a large panel, small interior details, etc. Because this element is required to master everyone who begins to get involved in paper crafts. Depending on what kind of flower you have chosen, the level of complexity is determined.
For example, to make a classic daisy, it will take no more than half an hour. To do this, white oval petals are drawn on white paper, which can be slightly compressed on the sides to get narrower elements. If we recall the structure of this chamomile, it will become clear that its petals are arranged in several rows: the same will be displayed in the application. Additionally, you will need green paper as a background, as well as a small piece of yellow paper from which the core of the flower will be cut.
Petals are cut in the amount of 16 pcs. the largest size, and then another 12 pieces, reduced in length by 3 mm, and in width - by 2 mm. With their bases, they are glued to the selected background, forming a circle: the lower one of the large petals, the upper one of those that are smaller. And the last step is the addition of a yellow core-circle. It can be made more interesting if you tear a small double-sided yellow sheet into small parts, smear the expected place of the core on the daisy with glue, and, keeping the circle shape, pour yellow scraps there. Then the center of the flower will turn out fluffy.
But not with all the flowers as easy as with chamomile. For example, a volumetric peony ball is created using other technologies: soft paper will be required, it will be loose, corrugated or similar in texture to paper napkins will work best. It is cut into squares, the length of the sides of which are chosen arbitrarily, but the circumference of the future flower should enter the square. Layers of paper (8-10 pieces) are superimposed on each other, in the middle they are threaded with a thread, which is tied on the wrong side into a knot.
A pion pattern is drawn on thick cardboard, after which it is transferred by stroke to the top layer of colored paper. All layers are cut at once along the drawn contour, then their conversion into petals begins. Since the peony is fluffy and voluminous, the algorithm works as follows. The top paper circle rises, holding on to the center of the thread, its edges gather together, and you need to slightly crumple the paper. This layer should remain in such a vertical position.
Behind him the next sheet of paper rises, also folded with edges, but no longer so tightly, and again wrinkled slightly. It is required to lift up each layer, each time reducing the degree of convergence of its ends: the lowest one should move very slightly away from the surface on which the pion lies.
New Year's applications from colored paper: three-dimensional models
Before the New Year, all paper craft schemes become especially relevant: it’s so nice to receive a gift made by yourself. And never be over decoration for your own home. Through the bulk of paper applications, you can make a beautiful postcard or a picture that will hang in the living room during the holidays. The centerpiece of any of these products will be the Christmas tree.
The easiest way to create it is bulk bulk application. To this end, the outline of the future Christmas tree is drawn on the background sheet of paper, which is filled with glue inside. It is best to use PVA, since the glue in the stick will not fix the necessary elements firmly enough if they are not pressed down. And this cannot be done in this case.
Now, from two-sided green paper, small squares or triangles are cut, which are crushed by hands and in the deformed state wake up to a predetermined shape. They are weakly pressed to the glue surface, and if necessary, fit along the contour.
Otherwise, you can fill in the template if you wrap up dense balls with each piece of colored paper, which also glues the entire silhouette of a painted Christmas tree. But in such a situation, it will be necessary to work more scrupulously, carefully sticking each element. But here it is easier to "decorate" a tree right away, if you roll several balls of paper other than green and arrange them in rows along the diagonal, forming a garland. In the same way, it is possible to make imitation of Christmas-tree balls, which will be especially interesting to look if the basis for them is not a colored paper, but a foil.
And you can make a postcard with a surprise: cut 3 circles from green paper, each of which is more than others in diameter by 2-3 cm. Thus, their approximate diameters will be 5, 8 and 11 cm. The number of circles can be increased to 5- ty, respectively, adding dimensions: they should gradually increase. Each of them draws a radius line to the center, and an incision is made with scissors along it.
Then you need to assemble each circle like a fan. To open a postcard, attach the base of the small circle to the top point inside the fold of the postcard, glue the sides of the "fan" to its halves. Repeat the same for the rest of the "fans", arranging them so that the biggest one is at the bottom: it turns out a voluminous Christmas tree, which will appear every time the card is opened.
Application templates and tips
How presentable your picture will turn out does not depend on the complexity of a particular application, but on the initial idea and layout of all elements against the general background. For example, some fashion illustrators complement their drawings with volumetric applications not only from paper, but also from other small elements: flower petals, beads, beads, etc. In their works, one can find inspiration for one's own handicrafts: for example, one can complete not the whole picture by means of volumetric applications, but only a part of it.
Draw silhouettes of ballerinas, paint them, and skirts to give pomp at the expense of appliqués: tear two-sided colored paper into small pieces and put it on the glue without pressing it tightly against the background so as not to kill the volume. Work will be more laborious if the paper is cut into long strips that curl into snails, and these parts fill the entire space of ballet packs.
A sprig of mimosa, a template for which looks quite simple, can become more interesting if the sides of the oval-leaves are turned into a smaller and longer fringe. To do this, the incisions increase in frequency and extend to the central vertical, not reaching 1-2 mm before it. And so that not only the leaves, but also the flowers become more alive, pieces of paper for them are not cut into squares, but in an arbitrary shape, then carefully processed with glue and are interconnected into fluffy but small balls.
The more chaotic you will act, sticking together the "petals", without controlling the order of their connection, the more natural the flowers will look. As a stem, around which there will be leaves and flowers, you can use soft wire, pasted over with velvet paper of dark green color.
Photo collage of the best ideas
The most interesting of all are those volume applications in which textures alternate: for example, flat parts can be made of thick cardboard with a velor surface. A soft and voluminous - from a thin paper: corrugated, with glitter, fully matte. If the hand-made article is timed to the holiday, at the final stage nothing will prevent it from being decorated with cut rain, confetti, and other small paper details, which are fixed on transparent glue.
After you succeed in mastering the variants of volumetric paper applications suggested in the article, you can try to use the same patterns in the quilling technique, which are also a type of volumetric applications, but of a higher level of complexity.