Paper trimming allows you to make fluffy crafts, unusually beautiful volumetric paintings. Postcards and even topiary can be made using this technique. Paper gives you immense scope for creativity. They draw on it, fold it, making unusual crafts. You are already familiar with many of them, but not everyone knows about facing. This craft technique is quite simple: pieces of paper are curled and glued or attached to a base. The result is voluminous and airy compositions.
Paper trimming: technique, master classes
This handicraft is of several types:
- Contour. When curled pieces of paper frame a drawing along a pre-applied contour. This technique is sometimes used in conjunction with scrapbooking.
- On a plane. This is a facing technique in which the workpieces are placed next to each other, filling the entire surface with them.
- When facing in layers parts are glued into each other. At the same time, the combination of elements of different shades helps to create interesting effects.
- Volumetric facing most often made on a plasticine basis. Twisted parts are attached to the molded workpiece, which allows you to make complex compositions.
Let's look at a simple example so that you understand how to work with this technique.
To make such a violet, take:
- corrugated paper;
- a sheet of cardboard;
- simple pencil;
- a bottle of glue with a spout.
Redraw the presented image onto light cardboard. From corrugated paper, you need to cut squares with a side of 1 cm.
To fold paper elements, you need to use a special trimming stick. If you don't have one, you can replace it with a pen body, sharpened with a pencil.
- With one of these tools, press a small piece of paper in the center, wind it around the stick.
- Roll your fingers without removing from the tool. Lubricate a small section of the contour with glue, attach the twisted workpiece here directly on the stick, carefully remove this tool.
- Create the second element in the same way, glue it next to the first. Having completed the contours, proceed to filling the inner part of the petal.
- When the blanks are glued to all the petals, twist the same elements from the squares of yellow corrugated paper. Glue them in the center of the flower.
If you wish, you can draw only the contours of the plant, then the work will be completed faster. If, on the contrary, you want to prolong the pleasure of creativity, then cut out the same squares from light paper, twist them, fill in the background, or proceed to the next work. See how napkin trimming is done.
To get this job done, take:
- bright napkins;
- a sheet of cardboard;
- stick for trimming.
Cut 1 cm wide strips from napkins, chop them into squares with the same side.
Draw the outline of a tree on a white piece of cardboard. Apply the glue to a small area to prevent it from drying out.
At this time, take a square from a napkin, wind it on the tip of a trimming stick, glue it to the smeared outline. Then glue another one and others.
Take napkins of different colors to make the tree bright and cheerful. Fill in the entire crown, paint over the trunk with brown gouache.
Since you made the foliage of the tree from elements of different colors, make the frame of the picture from napkins of the same color.
Make a background with blue napkins. Elements for this are also created using the facing technique.
You will get a wonderful picture that will surprise and delight everyone who sees it.
Using this technique, children and adults can do many other amazing works by performing face-to-face or contouring.
For this, corrugated paper was used in yellow, orange, lilac, green, white and blue colors.
First, glue a sheet of blue paper on white cardboard, then draw the outlines of a fish, seaweed. After that, the blanks for facing are twisted from yellow squares, fill the tail of the fish with them. Make her body out of orange, and make her head out of lilac. And white and blue will create the eye of the fish. It remains to fill algae with similar elements and admire the wonderful work.
See how you can make interesting crafts using another facing technique.
Templates for volumetric crafts made of paper and plasticine
Blooming cacti like this will also help create crosscutting. For these crafts, take:
- well sharpened pencil;
- corrugated paper;
- a toothpick;
- packing tape or satin;
- a pin with a bead;
- colored cardboard.
Let the child make three blanks from plasticine. The large oval one will turn into a cactus, the small round one will become a flower, and the square one will become a pot for an artificial plant. From green corrugated paper, cut into triangles, from yellow - figures of the same type, but only with an acute angle. Cut the petals out of lilac paper.
Stick a toothpick into the cactus and the other end into the pot. Attach the base of the flower to the cactus. Fill his body with beautiful volumetric blanks. To do this, place a pencil in the center of the paper triangle, wrap it around the rod, stick it into the plasticine base.
Follow the first row, placing the elements close, then move on to the second and the next.
To make the petal the desired shape, leave its tip free, twist only the part that you will attach to the plasticine.
To decorate a flower, you need to make 1–2 such petals, then make its middle with triangular blanks of orange paper.
See how the pot is designed. It needs to be wrapped around a strip of colored cardboard or brown paper and tied with tape.
A cactus made by cutting from corrugated paper is created.
Look at the process of making another piece of work using volumetric techniques. It will help your child develop creative thinking, fine motor skills, and imagination. Children show interest in working with paper, as a result of which such wonderful models appear.
Prepare the following:
- corrugated paper;
- album sheet;
Cut small squares out of paper. Place blanks of each color in separate containers. If the child is not very small, have him draw an apple on half a sheet of the album. If you cannot do this on your own, adults will help.
Spreading small areas with glue, let him attach squares here to make a fabulous rejuvenating apple.
You can draw a twig or glue a thin strip of brown paper instead.
You can glue one blank of a different color into an already attached one, thereby obtaining the effect of facing in layers. The next two papers are devoted to this technique.
Facing schemes from corrugated paper in layers
New Year is not far off. Children together with their parents will certainly prepare for this holiday. They will be able to make a postcard by placing a Christmas tree on its front side.
Prepare with children:
- corrugated paper;
- herringbone drawing;
- glue and a brush for him;
- thick sheet of paper.
The work begins with drawing a Christmas tree on a sheet. You can use a template for this. Cut squares from green paper, as well as from sheets of a different color.
First, the child will fill in the contours of the Christmas tree with green squares wrapped around a pencil. Then, in some places, you need to glue blanks of other colors on top of them. They will become a decoration for the Christmas tree.
But you can do not facing in layers, but along the plane. Then you will first need to glue the colored squares, which will become toys, and then fill the surface with green ones.
You can give your mother or grandmother a souvenir scarf. They will certainly be delighted, especially since such a work was done by their beloved child.
To make a scarf, you need to take:
- a sheet of red cardboard;
- corrugated paper of different colors or napkins;
- glue along with a brush;
- pattern pattern.
If the gift is made by March 8, then let dad or grandfather transfer the pattern template to cardboard. You will need a triangular piece of the base. To do this, draw a square on cardboard, then it is cut diagonally.
Starting with small areas, have your toddler fill the drawing with squares of different colors. You will need a lot of them. If your child doesn’t have the patience to twist the bevels, help him with this so as not to reduce his interest in work.
The result is such a wonderful scarf. The next work was done by his mother together with the child. A great example worth taking into account. The result is mushrooms and autumn leaves, made by trimming in layers.
To create an autumn forest, take corrugated paper in red, orange, yellow. You can also make blotches with brown, green.
For crafts, take:
- colored paper, cut into squares with a side of 2 cm;
- templates for application;
- trimming stick or pencil;
It is convenient for children to glue with a brush or by taking a glue stick. Provide them with these materials, help them cut squares out of paper.
You can take your favorite mushroom and leaf templates from the Internet or use the presented ones. You can draw them yourself on thick cardboard, cut them out.
The most painstaking work is cutting out squares and forming twisted blanks. Place the square of paper over your left index finger to shape as desired. Hold it with your thumb. Place a pencil in the center of the workpiece, twist it.
As you can see, this is another option for forming parts. We will also glue it in another way, so that you choose the most suitable for you.
Pour the glue into a bowl. When dipping the trimmer here, attach it to the leaf template. After gluing the red one, attach the yellow one with PVA directly to it. The result is an interesting effect. Also, yellow is glued to the orange blank, use green and brown squares as a base.
To make mushrooms, line the leg with white ends and the hat in brown, yellow, or red.
Children's pictures from corrugated paper
The facing technique will also help to make them. Such children's pictures turn out to be very cute and touching, they will remain for a long memory, they will decorate any corner of the house.
If the child can, let him draw a round lake, reeds along its banks, swimming ducklings. He will depict where the birch, the rainbow will be, draw the horizon line. If it is difficult for a child, then adults will help.
For such work, you will need squares of corrugated paper with a side of 1, 5 cm.
The larger the size of the paper blanks for facing, the higher the pile of the finished work will be. Having cut them, you need to start pasting. In this case, it is best to fill the space on the left side. First, pour over the rainbow with colorful stripes, then make grass around it, glue the green edges. Also on this side, decorate the sky, fill it with twisted blue squares. Leave room for the clouds, glue the white blanks here.
Also, on the left side, begin to glue the brown parts in the form of reeds, make chickens yellow, lay out the lake in blue.
Gradually moving to the right, arrange a white birch trunk with black splashes, rolled from paper of this color. Fill the entire space with volumetric blanks, after which you can enjoy the view of the colorful picture. For a kindergarten, such a craft will be an ideal option. Having brought it there, the child will certainly take first place in the competition.
But there are also more complex work that schoolchildren can do.
These viols were created by students in grades 1-8. Such joint work unites the guys.
On a sheet of Whatman paper, you need to draw a viola with a pencil or transfer another image here. Then each of the guys will fill the flower with twisted ends of a certain color.
Winter paintings can be made for the New Year.
If you are good at drawing, draw the future art on cardboard with a pencil, if not, then just redraw. Embroidery patterns are a good template. They are transferred to a sheet, decorated with twisted paper pieces of a certain color.
Please note that the outlines of the trees are made of blue elements. This technique allows them to keep their shape and look fluffy, snowy.
In conclusion, see how to make a New Year's garland, which the facing technique will also help to create.
For her, on a Whatman paper or white cardboard, draw the letters of the future inscription, cut them out. Now each must be framed first with a white trimming, glue the red ones inside.
Use a satin ribbon for the base. Using a glue gun, letters are attached to it to make an inscription. Remember to keep the distance between individual words.
Here's how much interesting and useful facing will help to do. But this is far from all that can be made using this technique. If you want to create a voluminous snowflake, watch a visual master class.
Another will teach you how to make a heart shaped topiary using the same technique. You will give this to your loved one for his birthday, on Valentine's Day.