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Christmas ball in decoupage technique with napkins and acrylic primer

In recent years, along with knitting, embroidery,macramé, weaving of beads, are becoming popular other kinds of arts and crafts. This decoupage, scrapbooking, decorations in the technique of point-to-point, quilling, felting and more.

They can be mastered, not even knowing how to draw, and not having any special skills.

It is enough to have patience, to call for help accuracy and imagination.



Decoupage (literally translated from French -Cut) - decoration of different surfaces using a carved image. It may be small fragments and the whole picture, which is decorated with furniture, dishes, Christmas decorations and other interior items. Despite the fact that this technique for several centuries, in Russia it is gaining in popularity only to the beginning of the XXI century. At the heart of modern decoupage is decoration surface image, carved from a special paper - napkins and decoupage cards. Decor can add unusual texture, gilding, craquelure, combined with drawing paper motifs.


Scrapbooking ( "book from scraps", "bookclippings ") - initially manufacture their own hands albums for photos. In a broad sense, modern scrapbooking as a form of decorative art - is to create postcards, notebooks, photo albums, decorated with three-dimensional and flat images, textile, metal pieces, lace, artificial flowers, which are assembled into a complete composition, collage on a specific theme or free. Photos, postcards and notebooks may be not only the traditional book, but also fold "accordion", a small house or a box.


Point-to-point - the so-called dotpainting, a technique in which the surface is decorated with dots caused by a special circuit. A special feature of this technique is laborious small work - to get a slim elegant design with beautiful color transitions, the point must be small, not spread and applied very close to each other. In addition, it is rather expensive method of decoration - quality circuits are expensive, and require multiple shades of the same color for the gradient quality. "Natochkat" can be not only self-image, this method successfully complement the work in decoupage technique.


Quilling - manufacturer of decorative compositionsusing colored paper, machinery twisted into spiral strips also come from the Middle Ages. Initially, it involved the monks, is now in such a way seamstresses make postcards, decorative panels, jewelry. The technique is based on the simplest method - a long strip of special paper twisted into a helix with a thin rod (in its simplest form it can be a rod ordinary ball-point pen). Then, the workpiece is attached to an elongated, bent on one side or any other form, as a result obtained by various petals snowflakes rays and so on. Usually required to produce a lot of elements, which are then assembled into a single composition.

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