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For those who love cutter paper shapes certainly already know the Creatology paper shapes kits available online for sale. You can have it in a ton of different style paper shapes (dove, robot, hearts, boy, girl, circles, squares, butterfly, and many other pre cut paper shapes).
You can use those pre cut paper shapes to make a lot of different crafts. The prices range from less than a dollar to 3 dollars. You can buy it on all different sizes and shapes. You can use it on scrapbooking and in all of other different kinds of paper crafts.
If you want to achieve some 3d effect, you can buy some 3d paper shapes. You certainly have seen some 3d paper shapes art effects on scrapbook pages and thought about how beautifully it looked and how was it done. With these pre cut paper shapes, sometimes doesn’t take much to have amazing 3d effects on your cards or pages. By using paper cutter shapes you can rapidly add some nice smaller shapes to your paper craft.
Making 3d paper shapes flowers
Take a look at this video to learn about it! :
Buying some basic paper cutter shapes (paper punches) can be the fastest way to craft a nice paper flower. You can buy circles and hearts pre cut paper shapes if you don’t want to invest on those paper punches. You can make a flower with petals using repetitive shapes. Use a heart paper cutter shapes to form the petals. Cut several heart shapes and place them over each other forming a flower shaping mat. Once you have all the petals around each other, press on the pointy end
of the heart and with a roll tool ( looks like a stick with a ball on the end) add a cup like shape to lined hearts. After press the round part of the heart (the petal) with the roll tool to give them a round shape. Do this to all the petals and assemble the flower using adhesive to keep all the petals in place.
Making 3d paper shapes leaves
Once again you can make some paper leafs looking quite real using a paper cutter shapes. Punch a heart paper shapes, cut it down the centre lengthwise and finally finish trimming the shape into a leaf. Don’t forget to have a rounded end and a pointy end on the leaf.
Take a look at this video to have a better idea:
One nice paper mache shapes to make is a bowl made of paper shapes. You can do it out of newspaper and tissue paper as the top layers.
1. For making the bowl, first choose a bowls with a shape that you enjoy.
2. Turn the bowl up side down and grease it with vaseline or any kind of jelly made up of petroleum (like paraffin for example). This step is to make sure the paper will not stick on the bowl when you remove it from the mold.
3. Put the whole project over a tray to make it easy to move it around when you finish it and put it to dry out.
4. Tear a newspaper into small pieces. Rip it on small stripes. You will need hundreds of this small papers. So, a lot of patience on this part.
5. You can use flour with water or wallpaper paste to adhere the paper to the mold. The wallpaper paste is not expensive. One tablespoon of it mixed with water will be enough for this project.
If you want to be more natural and avoid contact with chemicals, choose the flower and water paste.
6. Put the layers of wet paper together and smooth it with a brush. This will bond all the pieces of paper together. For this you will cover the form with the newspaper pieces one at the time covering it with glue or paste.
Use a brush to apply this.
7. Do it layer by layer waiting for each layer to dry out properly. Add several layers. The more you add the more resistant will the the bowl.
8. Let it dry for a week at least before you take it out of the form.
9. After is done, you can paint it or complement the decor with a few layers of tissue paper. You can choose several types of paint for doing it but the best might be pva paint or acrylic paint.
Finally, as a final step, spray the paper mache shapes bowl with a sealer or varnish.
So many other things you can do with old newspapers that you have accumulated on your house!! Start using them to make some art!
Check this video for more ideas:
All of us already got introduce to the art of folding paper shapes to make origami. When we were children we surely were exposed to origami without even knowing that that was its name. Who has never done some paper airplane or a paper boat? Kids love to play with paper and origami surely makes them entertain for hours.
Origami is perfect to release kid´s imagination and creativity. For starting to do origami with kids you will need some materials. Grab some paper of various sizes and colors. Find some nice origami step-by-step instructions like this:
For some origami projects you might need to work with some good scissors to shape the paper on the correct shape to start. A paper folder can also be helpful for some projects.
There are millions of different type of origami paper you can buy to do your projects. All crafts shops normally have it and some even sell specific kit also with instructions next to the papers. You can easily buy it online or on sale prices on Ebay for example.
There are a lot of different colors, patterns, sizes and shapes. You have to analyze first the origami you want to perform before you choose the paper you are going to use on it. Keep in mind that some projects need the paper to fold and crease easily. Simple computer and printer paper can be used on simple projects that do not require a lot of folding. Wrapping paper works very well on certain projects. You can use the scissors or pre cut paper shapes to make it easier to start from the shape you need.
The more complex your project is the more attention you need to give when you choose the type of paper you will use.
There is a lot of books available to teach you all origami paper shapes you can make. You can also find a lot of online sites where you have that information available. Origami is a passion to a lot of people. There are a lot of origami groups spreader all over the world so finding online nice origami projects with instructions will not be a problem.
If you are a beginner of the art of origami, start with simple shapes and evolute to the more complex after some time after getting used to the basic types of shapes.
Before teaching origami to children, make sure you are already familiar with the art of making origami. You will need to teach them how to fold it and help them with the creases and folds. So make sure you already confident on it before you give them your first lesson. Check well the instructions, some videos and practice a lot. It is not easy in the beginning but after some practice, you will start doing it with your eyes closed.
Origami is fun and entertaining craft for children and adults. As a teacher and parent, you should definitely pass that art to the little ones. They will love to see their own origami projects finished.
What are the best techniques and tools to use to make paper shapes. As i told on some previous posts, if you don’t like to waste time using paper cutter shapes to make your 3d paper shapes projects, you can always choose to buy creatology paper shapes.
For starting your paper crafts adventure, buy a nice set of different types of scissors. You will need big one for cutting long pieces of paper, small ones for difficult edges and scissors with designed blades to create different shapes borders.
There is a special paper cutter shapes to use in scrapbooking named guillotine. It is very useful to cut down paper in smaller pieces. When you buy one, try to buy it with markings that will help you measure the piece of paper you want to cut. It will save you a lot of time and will give to your pre cut paper shapes a professional look.
Paper cutter shapes with different designs and form are great to use on scrapbooking. They can be expensive but they well worth it if you want to achieve great results and save a significant amount of time. Buy ones with designs that you think you will use often so you can make it worth it. For example, circles, squares, hearts, flowers and leafs are for sure forms you might use often.
Paper cutter shapes that punch out borders are a must if you want to make nice frames. These paper cutter shapes are even more expensive but if you choose the designs that you really like and plan to use if often it is worth every penny. Punchers for corners are also a good choice to buy. Rounded corners on frames look beautiful.