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application of dry flowers

Applications - subject, plot and decorative articles made of natural materials - can be made from whole plant forms or parts thereof.For background use velvet paper or drawing paper.To work on the applications is required scissors, tweezers, needles, thread, watercolor brush, glue.


Picturesque "fabric" of dried flowers.↑

Take the cardboard and stick to it velvet paper.If used for background canvas size it should be 2-3 cm longer than the pieces of cardboard so that you can wrap and glue it on the back side.Paste the background, place it under the flat table, and press the load.When the glue is dry, the foundation is ready.

applicator easier to make the composition of the whole plant.Start by making a loop composition - folding elements framing the picture.Lay the plants from the edges to the center.At the same ti

me, make sure that the lower part of each plant was covered with the top of the next.All applications lay on the table, check the layout of the composition, and only then stick to the background.

If the plants were to dry under pressure, they can just stick to the substrate with adhesive.Volumetric dried plants are sewn to the base.Needle and thread, which tied the knot, flower and pierce base, tightening the thread so that the knot was not seen among the petals of a flower.On the reverse side of a piece of thread anchoring adhesive or gummed paper.To secure the stem or base spikelets pierce the back of the intercepts stem in such a place that the thread is not visible, introduce the needle in the same hole and the back of the thread anchoring.When the whole track will be fixed, finished product should be inserted into the frame - preferably light, because the background usually choose darker tones.

excellent material for such compositions are annuals petals dahlias, asters, tagetesa (marigold), tulip, rose, rudbeckia, camomile, mountain ash.These plants are well retain their color when zasushivanii.

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for the non-adhesive material, the so-called dry applique of fluff you give poplar, cotton, cotton grass, willow-herb, thistle.The background can only be velvet paper dark colors: black, dark brown, dark red, dark blue, dark green.For work required forceps or large needle metal needle with a sharp tip and a sharp knife or scalpel.Application of fluff may also be subject, narrative and decorative.
choosing themes for the work, we must bear in mind that it is easier to work if little details and if they are small.Animals, birds, plants, choose a fluffy texture: leverets, cats, chickens, the heads of dandelions.

basic material for applications may be considered poplar fluff.Collect it in early June, when the catkins start to mature and open boxes.Ripe earrings shoot straight from the tree and remove the seeds and dried flakes, about the end of August will be the down willow-herb, thistle.Store in a dry lint-assembled bridge in boxes or envelopes.In a plastic bag, he can become moldy.

Application of fluff, like any other, it begins with the selection of the plot and sketching.The reverse side of the sketch shade of white or light yellow pencil or a piece of dry soap.The shaded side is applied to the velvet paper and draws the contours of a pencil drawing.Laying down start with the upper left corner of the sketch, and the non-working part of the white paper cover to avoid blurred white pencil lines.To fluff easier to fit, it can be cut with scissors.Fluff with a thin layer is applied first, followed by thick in places where it is necessary to enhance the colors.The first layer goes down easily and firmly, but subsequent layers are fixed worse, they have to be stronger to press with your fingertip, and laid fiber directly in the desired direction of the stroke.To make the poplar fluff in the right direction, as if he scratched with a needle, combing and pulling.Poplar fluff can be twisted in flagella, paving of a blade of grass, tree branches, foot, contour lines.Because balls do pupils of the eyes, nose, buttons, pea, poplar fluff can be laid using a stencil, which is cut, for example, chicken.Applique put down in a frame under glass or polyethylene.

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