Papel Picado (perforated paper) is a traditional tissue paper craft popular with Mexican folk lore. Artists typically use chisels and one pattern as a guide to stamp or cut out sections of multiple sheets of tissue paper at a time. These papel picado images use the fanfold method, but once the designs are cut out can easily be used as guides to cutting out multiple sets of patterns. Print on the lightest weight paper possible to make the cutting process easier.
Papel picado; The cutting of repeating, mosaic patterns either abstract design themes of nature, spiritual significance or just for fun with birds, skeletons and flowers and such. Mexican folk art flags ar used in secular and religious occasions, such as:
- The Day of the Dead
- Carnival celebrations
- Religious christenings.
Applications for Stencils
Other uses for snowflake stencils:
- Spray Snowflake Window prints
- Wooden ornaments
- Foam baubles
- Crochet doilies
- Embroidered gifts
- Latch hook rugs
- Needlepoint tapestries
Print all holiday patterns on regular or colored paper. Trace the patterns onto foam sheets or aluminum foil to create unique designs.
Stencil snowflakes are perfect for very young children and those who cannot use scissors but want to enjoy creating beautiful snowflake ornaments for the holidays.
Stencil holiday pattern styles available for 12, 4 and 6 sided snowflakes.
Celebration stencil styles include three formats:
Materials To Keep On Hand
Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.
Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.
Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.
Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.
- Types of Paper:
- Construction - many colors
- Copier - many colors
- Cardstock - many colors
- Paper tubes - TP tissue, paper towel and gift-wrap
- Foam craft sheets - many colors
- Magnet sheets - Make refrigerator magnets
- Stiff Stencil - Paint repeating patterns on items, embroidery, latch-hook rug patterns
- Felt sheets - Make filled or layered ornaments
- Some Mediums & Tools to keep handy for the creative process.
- Colorful Markers - fine to thick point
- Wax Crayons - stock up around school sales
- Water color sets - and plastic tablecloths
- Chalk - many colors
- Colored pencils - many colors
- Tempura finger paints - primary colors - mixing to discover is half the fun
- Paint brushes - fine tip to standard school size child's brush size at least.
- Straws - paper not plastic
- Tooth picks - age appropriate
- Sponges - cut into shapes or purchase for blotting paint shapes
- Needlepoint, embroidery thread and stretcher hoops
- Puffy paint and glitter - to draw words, images and shapes on cloth
- Wine corks
- Celluclay - A handy pulverized paper product that resembles clay for paper mache'
- Modeling clay - reusable, come in colors, good for making molds
- Pottery clay - Only if you expect to use a kiln
- Silicon molds and release spray
- Wooden shapes - to paint for ornaments and gifts
- Decal sheets for window decals
- Cloth scrap pieces left overs from sewing
- Clay modeling tools - ll sorts, combs, forks, dental picks, anything to make interesting cuts and patterns
- Plain tee shirts