Dough is a rather elastic material: you can easily make any handicrafts from it. A dough pan, as a type of creativity, is very popular today, and it is liked not only by children, but also by adult craftsmen who create real masterpieces from ordinary dough. Working with the material is not difficult and accessible to everyone. The stucco panel looks like an exclusive decor item.
New Year’s panel of salt dough
Winter panel for the new year “Snowman”. To understand how to make a panel, you should know how to knead the dough correctly..
In order to make the product look brighter, it is better to use artistic gouache
To create a shape you will need:
- Capacity for kneading dough;
- Brushes of different sizes;
- Garlic press;
- A little starch;
You need to prepare the dough as follows: mix 1.5 parts of flour, 0.5 parts of starch (it will make the dough elastic, which is especially important for sculpting small parts), 1 part of salt (fine), 1 part of water. The liquid is added as it is kneaded. Some masters advise adding 2 tbsp. l. PVA to make the dough stronger. The composition is mixed with a mixer, or manually, as a result of which a white, tight mass should be obtained. It is wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a cold place for 40-50 minutes.
You can make a panel in a photo frame, pictures in this case can be placed on the wall.
You can do the work on a standard sculpting board. First, the head and body are formed from rolled balls. They should be flattened on the board and the edges aligned..
All parts of the face are done with a toothpick. Eyes, eyebrows, nose – made of dough. It should be noted that when kneading the dough, you can divide it into several parts and immediately add the corresponding colors to each of them – blue, light blue, golden, red, silver. This method will help you not to paint the craft in the future..
The snowman can be decorated with colored plasticine
The body of a snowman is designed identically – that is, you need to make arms, legs, mittens, buttons. One hand needs to be bent in order to further insert the panicle into it. Separately from the dough, mold a bucket, in principle, you can make any headdress with a lapel, bubo or without accessories. A snowman with a scarf looks beautiful. To make an item of clothing, you need to roll out a rectangle, divide it into 2 parts, which are connected to each other. The fringe is separated with a toothpick. The color of the headdress must match the color of the scarf.
The snowman always has a broom. It is done with a garlic press. A small part of the salt dough is squeezed out, and multiple threads are obtained, which are attached to the toothpick and directly to the snowman’s hand. By the way – the sharp edges of the toothpick should be cut off.
If it is envisaged to carry out crafts from the dough of the same color, then after its creation, the snowman is painted in the corresponding colors.
At the end, the figure is transferred to a base with a frame, it is advisable to process the reverse side of the snowman with PVA and let the craft dry (at least 15 hours). Drying takes place step by step. To do this, it is better to use an oven. The craft should be stirred in a preheated oven (t + 1800C) for 10 minutes at intervals of an hour. You need to do this 5 times and then leave for another 10 hours until completely dry. The final stage is coating the surface of the product with a colorless varnish.
Panel from the dough “Grapes” (video)
Salted dough panel: master class
Before starting work, it is important to prepare everything you need.
Before creating a panel, you should paint every detail: if you do this on an already finished product, then the brush will not be able to get into all hard-to-reach places
For work you need:
- Salted dough of two colors – emerald and scarlet;
- Old CD or DVD disc;
- Three birch branches (according to the disc size);
- Colorless nail polish.
First of all, leaves are made of green dough, the lamellar structure of which is drawn with a toothpick. They should be about 5 cm in size, the number should be 24-25 pieces. Sculpt directly onto the twigs, giving a natural shape to the arrangement of the leaves.
Then the berries are formed and attached to one of the upper sides of the disc, between the leaves. With a toothpick on each berry, you need to make a small hole so that they are as similar as possible to the real ones..
With the help of gouache, you can shade parts of the craft and make the rowan branch more natural. Apply a colorless nail polish to cure to the surface. Dry at room temperature for 24 hours.
Salted dough panel for the kitchen
For the kitchen, various still lifes of vegetables or fruits are performed in the above ways. Or beautiful wall paintings with dishes. To create a craft, you do not need special knowledge or skills. The main thing is to keep the proportion when kneading the dough..
In addition to vegetables, you can hang a panel depicting folk motives in the kitchen.
A split panel made of salted dough is made using stencil paper sketches. In this case, you can get very beautiful and cute cats, fish, monkey. Roll out the dough (layer thickness – 4 cm), attach a sketch and cut out the edges with a utility knife. Such a panel does not need any basis. On its surface, you can apply any volumetric drawings on any topic. This can be a bunch of grapes, a church, a bottle of wine, cabins, an anchor or a steering wheel..
You can create a decorative element on various surfaces – an old unnecessary board for cutting food, cracked plates. Previously, it is better to paint the base with white acrylic paint, then apply the desired shade with gouache and then perform modeling.
Do-it-yourself charm for the kitchen from salted dough
You will need a stencil, it is cut out of paper, then applied to a layer of dough and cut out. The work is carried out on a plastic board. The amulet is hung on the wall, so you need a beautiful braid. The craft looks like a horseshoe, in the unconnected edges of which holes are made, so that after drying, stretch the braid through them.
A charm made with your own hands is more effective than its store counterpart
On a horseshoe, you can glue figures in the form of a broom, a coin, a chamomile, a lily, various inscriptions on paper pieces (“for luck”), fir branches. You need to dry a craft with natural materials not in the oven, but at room temperature.
How to make sunflowers
PVA mixed with white gouache is applied to a fiberboard sheet to eliminate yellowing. To make sunflowers, you will need four colored dough pieces – yellow, green, black and red. The last shade is for decorating sunflowers with ladybirds. To make the modeling easier, it is better to make a paper sketch of all parts of the drawing. Applying them to the rolled layer, cut out forms – flowers, pour. Roll the stems from the dough and attach to the base. It has already been said above that for elasticity, starch should be added to the dough. It is impossible to stretch the mass during the manufacture of the stem. This will crack during drying. The structure of the leaves is done with a toothpick.
A panel depicting a sunflower is most suitable for a living room.
Green leaves should be 5-6 large and 6-7 small. Yellow leaves of a flower – 30 in two layers. All elements must be pressed against the base. A round black dough will be placed in the middle of the sun flower. To simulate seeds, depressions are made with a toothpick. In the future, a ladybug can be made from red dough. The surface is covered with a colorless fixative varnish, dried for 2 days.
Pictures from salt dough: execution technique
The technique of making a picture, a panel of a hundred resembles modeling with plasticine. But if the latter does not freeze, then the dough after drying becomes strong and durable, the panel becomes durable. The basic rules are patience and accuracy. The technique of sculpting drawings from a dough panel does not provide for any special skills or knowledge. If the material sticks to the hands, then it is necessary to lubricate the hands with flour.
Unlike plasticine, the dough is free from any dyes: therefore it is recommended for young children
This way of making crafts is not only simple, it has many advantages.:
- The dough is safe and environmentally friendly, therefore, such creativity is allowed to be used even in kindergartens;
- Does not cause an allergic reaction;
- Promotes the development of motor skills in preschool children;
- No expensive materials are needed to prepare the dough;
- Absolutely all paints are used to decorate the panel, including inexpensive watercolor.
The main thing is to show your maximum imagination and a little patience. From salt dough, you can make a decorative volumetric panel for any room – living room, nursery, hallway, bedroom, kitchen and even bathroom.
Panel “Rowan” from dough with your own hands (video)
Such paintings can be an excellent decor element in creating a special design and atmosphere of a room..
Examples of panels made of salt dough (photo)