Making crafts from dry leaves on a sheet of paper A-4 Do it yourself + Master class: herbarium for decoration
Crafts from leaves on paper can revive any corner of the apartment. Turn on your imagination and start creating with us. Also, these skills are useful for young mothers to make crafts with their children. Try it once, and perhaps dried flower appliques will become your constant hobby.!
What to use to create
Walking in the autumn park is a favorite pastime of most people – this is due to the fact that the environment plays with rich colors that are constantly changing.
Bring with you the juicy colors of autumn
For a long time, such a picture will not be observed, respectively, many are trying to keep a piece of this wonderful time at home. This can be done by collecting leaves and then creating an applique from them..
Save a piece of beauty at home
If you know the rules for preparing the material and creating such applications, then they will last for several months without losing their color and shape..
Creating coziness with simple details
Another reason for creating such crafts is that you can involve your children in this process..
Making appliques perfectly develops the child’s imagination and imagination. The advantage of making crafts is the availability of materials.
The advantage of crafts is the availability of materials
The leaves will simply be obtained, you just need to get out into the park and collect the species you like. The rest of the materials are either initially in the house, or they are cheap. The technique for creating such crafts is also simple..
Love for any season
You need to start by collecting natural material, and there are some nuances here. It is theoretically possible to collect plants at any time of the year..
But the collection will be most productive in the fall. It is especially important in this situation not to miss the right moment when the leaves have just begun to fall off. This moment is short enough.
A short moment, but vivid impressions
It doesn’t really matter size, color or shape. Diversity in this process is only a plus. Next, you need to use the following:
- The basis for creating an applique. Usually either velvet paper or cardboard is used. Plain paper will not work as it does not have the correct weight.
- Adhesive. It can be either PVA glue or rubber glue.
- You will have to use scissors, a brush, tweezers. All work will be carried out on oilcloth.
Features of preparation
The key rule of making crafts is that they must be pre-dried. Wet material will lose its shape after a while.
There are two drying methods: one is standard and takes a certain amount of time, the other is fast..
Choose a variety of colors
The first method is quite famous: put leaves, wrapped in paper, between book pages. Drying takes about a week.
As for the quick method, you will have to use an iron. The leaves are wrapped in cloth, after which they need to start ironing.
You can even make such beautiful portraits.
In order not to stain the iron and fabric, it is necessary to first wrap it in paper. Otherwise, dirt and tar may remain on the iron, which is difficult to remove..
Craft making process
Before starting work, you need to prepare the leaves themselves, as well as the desktop – it is covered with oilcloth. The composition itself is invented and arranged on a separate sheet. And only after the composition is formed, they need to be transferred to the sheet.
As for the pasting process, then you need to be careful not to apply glue to the entire surface of the sheet. When drying, the craft is simply deformed if there is an excess of glue. Adhesive is only applied to the edges.
When the composition is ready, you will need to put a sheet of paper on top of it, and only after that send it to the book under the press.
Turn on fantasy and imagination
Further, it all depends on fantasy and imagination. Usually, two days are enough for the composition to finally take hold. There are several different techniques for creating crafts at once..
What is an invoice application
The peculiarity of the overhead applique is that individual elements cannot be cut out. All parts are superimposed on each other, but how, and in what order, you need to decide on your own. Using this technique, you can depict a butterfly or a bird..
The main thing is to prepare the foundation
The relative disadvantage of this method is a certain limitation of actions, since due to the fact that the material cannot be cut, complex drawings may not work..
In this situation, you can create the missing elements of the composition from other materials, including natural ones, and also just finish drawing with a felt-tip pen.
You can make a three-dimensional overhead applique by overlaying the same elements on top of each other. This technique is called tiered. In this case, you can use sheets of different colors..
What is silhouette applique
This technique is the complete opposite of the previous one. If it is impossible to deform the elements to obtain the desired pattern during the application, then it is allowed to do this..
There are a lot of variations
There are no other special rules or instructions for the correct execution of crafts using the silhouette technique..
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What is symmetrical applique?
The technique for creating crafts in question is narrowly focused, that is, it should be used only if there is symmetry in the drawing..
For example, it could be a butterfly or a reflection in water. For other drawings that do not have symmetry, this technique should not be used..
Beautiful Christmas trees that can be made in different ways using one material
More versatile is the modular application, the meaning of which is that the picture is formed by overlaying a large number of identical elements.
A similar technique will look organic when creating an image in the form of a fish or a bird’s tail. Also, with skill, you can combine this technique with a symmetrical or silhouette technique..
Symmetry is beautiful in everything
A kind of symmetrical applique is the tape technique. It involves the creation of a large number of identical pictures. They will create an ornament.
Types of crafts
Most often, the so-called object application is performed, which implies the image of one object. The object itself can be anything, up to an animal or a vase..
This type of applique is simple to execute. Much more effort will have to be spent creating a story-driven craft. The point is to create a plot of a fairy tale or depict a landscape using the materials at hand..
In fact, plot crafts can contain elements of subject application, if the reproduction of a certain object is required to convey the plot..
As for the border applique, this type of crafts is considered abstract. This is not a question of creating an image of a specific object or conveying the plot of a specific fairy tale. In this situation, the craft will convey an abstract ornament..
Autumn leaves abstraction
1Using a symmetrical technique, you can make a butterfly. To create, only natural material, cardboard and glue are required. The popularity of such crafts is associated with the ease of implementation. You just need to spread it out to get wings, and figure out how to form the body. Other simple animal figurines are made by analogy. 2 Slightly more difficult is the creation of an owl or a fish, since here you will have to use the modular technique indicated earlier. 3 You can make a glass decoration with your own hands. Idea: leaves are glued to a white base, the base itself is cut out in the form of a beautiful figure. After that, the created craft is glued to the glass..
Autumn is a time for creativity
More creative directions include the mosaic technique, the meaning of which is to form an arrangement by analogy with puzzles in a mosaic..
To understand the principle of creating such applications, it is worth looking at examples of already created crafts. A characteristic feature of the mosaic technique is the observance of symmetry.
An unusual technique is when the missing elements are drawn on an already created craft..
This will make the craft more “alive”, in addition, sometimes only the completion of a certain part of the composition allows you to finish it.
We must not forget about another way to decorate the applique – we are talking about painting with paints. There are also no restrictions on what paint to use or what to paint..
We turn on imagination and create
An interesting technique is to create an appliqué on which the material will be decorated with intricate patterns, for example, stripes or strokes. Next, you need to stick it on cardboard, outline the contours and cut them out.
Before you start drawing, you need to make sure that they are dry, otherwise you will not be able to apply the desired pattern with high quality..
Creating a picture in the form of a collage
A collage on the theme of autumn, made from collected leaves, can be an excellent decoration for your home. You can create such a picture both yourself and with your child..
Let the child show his imagination
The peculiarity of such a collage is that not whole, but crushed ones will be used for it. For example, you can make a craft in the form of a tree.
Well dried material is ground into small pieces. Further, it all depends on imagination, since part of the picture will be painted with acrylic paint, and the other part will be formed due to crushed.
A few tips:
- paint should be applied in a thick layer;
- to get a beautiful branching of the tree, you need to blow on the drawn trunk through a tube;
- you need to apply only after the trunk is dry;
- to hold, you need to press down the material with your hands.
As in previous cases, to create a craft, it is extremely important to wait until the leaves are completely dry..
What is skeleton and where can it be used
By and large, skeletonization means the removal of the top layer, due to which they become transparent, while the structure, as well as its integrity, is not disturbed. It all looks at least original and unusual..
To get exactly this appearance, you should collect fresh leaves, and boil them for half an hour in a special solution..
This solution includes a tablespoon of baking soda and four tablespoons of water. Next, the foliage is laid out on the table, always with the glossy side, after which the material must be blotted with a napkin.
The appearance is worth the painstaking work
After that, the most difficult work begins. It is necessary to peel off the pulp very carefully so that the structure is not disturbed, otherwise the procedure performed will pass without benefit.
As a result of the work, you should get transparent colorless sheets, in fact, a ready-made material for creating unusual crafts.
Amazing application technology
By themselves, transparent leaves look unusual, but rather impersonal, respectively, they need to be placed in a solution with food coloring.
VIDEO: Skeletonizing leaves
Secrets of creating a herbarium
Perhaps the easiest way to create crafts is the usual collection of herbarium. There are no special features here, the main thing is to follow a few rules. First of all, for the herbarium, it is required to collect exclusively whole.
Rich autumn bouquet
The collected material must be straightened, transferred to newsprint, and transferred under the herbarium press.
If you don’t have a press at hand, then you can make it yourself, from sheets of cardboard. They dry on average no longer than two days. When the material is removed, you need to be very careful, as it is very fragile at this time..
It is even possible to display emotions
The dried material should be stored in a special album, which has envelopes. Storage should be carried out exclusively in a bright room with low humidity levels..
Possibility of combining with other materials
The resulting dry material can not only be collected, but also used to create crafts.
Master class: herbarium for home decor
To create a herbarium you will need:
- Dried flowers. They need to be dried in advance..
- Beautiful frame with glass, lace (optional).
- Neutral watercolor paper.
- Glue stick, silicate or PVA glue with dispenser.
Place a piece of paper in front of you. Select the dried flowers and leaves to glue. Spread them out to understand what the future composition will look like..
Now grease the paper with glue and apply dry leaves and flowers to it. Press gently to avoid damaging delicate and fragile petals.
Wait for the glue to dry and place the herbarium in the frame under the glass. Decorate the frame the way you like it.
The finished painting will decorate the walls of your home.