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:
Other uses for snowflake stencils:
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:
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.