Advice 1: How to make a picture or mural of dried flowers and leaves

In principle, the composition of dried leaves and flowers is likely to be collage, but the name "picture" to such work are more suitable. Such pictures are always in a single copy, as they are going to manually. Create two identical images are excluded in principle.
How to make a picture or mural of dried flowers and leaves
You will need
  • - leaves, flowers, twigs, grass
  • - white cardboard
  • glue
  • frame or Mat
Instruction
1
The main task - the collection of leaves, flowers, twigs and grasses. This material is collected in spring, summer and autumn. It can be done everywhere - in yards, in front of, need not be limited to field and forest.
2
Collected plants must be dry. The best option for this - old magazines or reference books, but they paper should not be glossy, but only with porous and soft. The book should be well dried. The collected material is placed between the sheets, while sheets between tabs should be left at least six. The closed magazine or book put something heavy like a brick or iron.
3
When natural material is ready, you can begin to make a picture. For the sample selected, any card, picture or photograph of flowers or a landscape. You can create a sketch of the future picture independently. In any case, the sketch should be.
4
On the cardboard are all part of the composition as shown in the photo or postcard. Work should start with the background. First, overlap the large leaves, and then flowers and grass. The composition is made in full, and after every detail is very carefully separated from the pictures, smeared with glue and glued.
5
On cardboard the finished composite is glued to the Mat.
Useful advice
Paintings from the dried flowers is a wonderful and stylish gift for any occasion. The composition will remain for years to come, unlike a bouquet of flowers.

Advice 2: How to make a mural of seashells

Picking up on the shores of the sea shells is a favorite pastime of children. And at the end of the rest of these "trophies" are in some distant closet. Shells can decorate a frame for a photo or to make them panels, which will decorate the house and be reminded of happy holidays.
How to make a mural of seashells
You will need
  • - flat Board, particle Board or plywood;
  • shells;
  • - PVA glue;
  • - sandpaper;
  • jig - saw;
  • - the stain.
Instruction
1
Run the sketch panel of the shell. Do not have to draw by hand, you can find a suitable digital image or scan the card. In Adobe Photoshop make the image contour. When choosing a pattern, note that small parts on it should be as small as possible, because the shells themselves are very nice material. In addition, they have a certain texture that must be taken into account when making the sketch. Print the image, pre-fit it to size.
2
Prepare the Foundation. Take a thick Board or plywood. For example, good wooden cutting Board. The hole for the stud it can be removed, there kleiv a wooden cork. Ordinary Board process by using an emery paper so that the surface was smooth. If the shells remain bright, background a little darker, for contrast. To do this, use a dark color stain. Stain if necessary, you can replace the dark solution of potassium permanganate, which gives shades of deep red-brown to light brown.
3
Put picture on the Board. To do this is to use carbon paper. The stage of sketching you can skip immediately tried to make a song on the Board.
4
If the shell needs painting, do it before gluing them on the Board. To paint the shells you can use bright acrylic paints. Choose a color depending on the nature of the image.
How to make <b>panels</b> <strong>shell</strong>
Useful advice
Stick material such as the shells, preferably with PVA glue, although it may be used any other, for example hot melt glue or universal. You can also add a panel and other materials, except for shell. For example, beads, beads, grains or seeds of exotic plants, which can be performed spots on the petals or the stamens of flowers.
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