Lessons of Samodelkin: how to make a souvenir "horse" with your own hands
No wonder they say that the best gift is the one thatmade by own hands. For the donor has invested in him his soul, imagination, diligence and patience, skill. And even if some nuances have not worked out quite, the desire to deliver joy and pleasure to those for whom the present is intended, outweigh the rest.
The Noble Horse
Suppose you want to make a souvenir formiddle-aged boy or teenager. And he reads books about Indians and cowboys, with equestrian sport watching, and his favorite animal is a horse. With your hands, you can make a picture with a burner. What is needed for this? A piece of plywood of the format that suits you. Using the nail file and jig saw, give it the desired shape - square, rectangle, oval, etc. Strip the edges with sandpaper to make them smooth and not scratch. Also nazhdachkoy, only shallower, well sand the face of the plywood, so that it glows slightly, it was clean and even. Next, choose a picture of good quality, which would be depicted a horse. With your own hands, try to picture something similar to paper first. It turns out - excellent. No - it's okay too. Simply take a sheet of a carbon paper, put it on the front side of the plywood with a sticky side, on top - the pattern found. And with a simple pencil or a pointed wooden stick, draw the picture.Just do not press hard and do not draw unnecessarylines - the carpenter is badly removed from the plywood. Carefully study the source and the horse that you copied. Correct the details. Plug in the network burner and, without hurrying, trying to keep the same time a needle in all parts of the picture, circle the image. Then, using the methods of hatching, shade or highlight those or other places of the picture. Estimate the final result - whether the horse, as you wanted, turned out to be. It's better to correct mistakes with your own hands than to ask someone about it. If you know how to use watercolor or gouache - add a little color to your picture (or slightly sublime, it will look like a retouch, originally). With a burning pencil, draw a frame. The picture is ready!
Option for a chandelier or lampshade
To make a souvenir "horse" with your own hands it is possible andotherwise. But if you try, it will be very effective, elegant, and the result will cause a lot of positive emotions. Buy colored paper, but not ordinary, thin, but dense, "velvet". Still - New Year confetti, preferably with sparkles. Make stencils of a horse in one copy or in several - different silhouettes. Attach to sheets of paper, using the method of mirror reflection, and redraw, cut out. Stitch out the blanks. Decorate with confetti. Now every horse made of paper, made with its own hands, must be attached to ropes, strings, chains, etc., then to be hooked to the lighting fixtures. Vervochki pick up long enough that the horses were away from the hot light bulbs. Under one plafond you can place 3-5 horses.
What else can you offer to the horse?topic? Do you own brushes and paints? Draw a picture! Do you carve well? Try to make a sculpture of Pegasus from plasticine, clay. Or cut with joinery tools. Silhouette of a horse can be sewn with silk threads or beads. Make an applique.