Stencils on the windows for the New Year 2018 for cutting
On the eve of the holiday begins a thorough preparation for the New Year. You need to think through every little thing, from the choice of dress to decorate your home. To give a fabulous atmosphere will help the New Year figures on the windows, cut out of paper. This option is one of the most popular decor, since it practically does not require any costs, and it looks just great.
Cutting Paper Figurines: A Brief History of Openwork Beauty
The common name "vytynanka" came to us from Ukraine. In Russia, decorative art is called “clippings” and has been known since ancient Slavic times. For several centuries, our ancestors passed on to new generations the technique of carved paper patterns. The first clay, bast, fabric and leather artifacts depicting figures on the windows were found in the 18th century. They belong to the Tripoli culture (5 - 3 thousand BC). But there are many disagreements here, since the main part of historians believe that art is more young.
The technique of cutting paper figures began long before that in China - almost simultaneously with the invention of paper and primitive tools for its processing. The ancient inhabitants of the Celestial Empire cut out gods and mythical creatures, hung them on windows and doors to scare away evil spirits or to give more comfort to their homes.
This technique came to us only in the middle of the 19th century from Poland and Ukraine. Almost 100 years earlier, the vytnanka “migrated” along with traders from Persia to Europe. Our ancestors gladly picked up the "clippings", decorating with them not only the windows for the holidays, but also the iconostasis, the furnace, the walls, etc. With time, clippings even began to be used to inform the person who was watching the window about
- diseases of one of the households;
- fast wedding;
- pregnancy mistress;
- funeral, etc.
Now vytnanki widely used for the holidays. We can say that each of us in school came across this art, cutting out snowflakes to decorate the class before the New Year. Especially paper figures are popular in families with children. Young mothers arrange for their children a fabulous atmosphere in the nursery or living room, developing in them a love of art and folk traditions, imagination and other personal qualities.
Today we will learn how to make original decorations on A4 paper, as well as try to download ready-made templates for cutting and print with a printer.
Vytynanka do it yourself
To create a real winter fairy tale on the glass surface, you will need the following materials and tools:
First you need to print on the printer blanks for cutting. If you do not have a copier, enlarge the image to the required size, attach a sheet of paper to the monitor and draw a simple pencil along the contours.
We cut the outer parts with scissors, and the inner or small parts with a clerical knife, pre-laying the template on a flat wooden surface. Try to keep paper on the black lines from the contour. The figures will show through on the window, so you need to remove the extra stroke.
White pictures will look more aesthetically pleasing, but if you want to diversify the composition, then some details can be painted with pencils or paint. It is very easy to glue cuttings.Dip the brush in warm water and rub the soap bar. This solution is applied to the workpiece, which must be immediately applied to the surface of the glass, until it is soaked. Press the paper with a sponge and disperse the air bubbles formed with a soft cloth. To remove vytnanki need to wet them with warm water, wait 3 - 5 minutes, so that they are well soaked and scrape with a knife. If you do this carefully, then some figures can be used next year.
Important!Soap solution must be made thick. Otherwise, the paper may peel off the glass after a couple of days.
We hope that this instruction will help you make your own real New Year's masterpiece, as well as create a festive atmosphere. And now, we offer a gallery of ready-made templates.
Download stencils on the windows for the New Year 2018 to cut
2018 is the year of the yellow earthy dog according to the eastern calendar, therefore the shaggy pet will become the most demanded figure in the New Year composition. Be sure to add the dog to the window, and with it let in your house good luck, well-being and prosperity.View and download stencils
Santa Claus, Snow Maiden and Snowman
These characters are traditional for any New Year's composition. They are able to create a fabulous atmosphere in the nursery. Such figures will be especially relevant if the children themselves make jewelry under your leadership.Download templates
Snowflakes, Christmas tree, toys
To create a New Year's composition, you will need festive paraphernalia. Therefore, we propose to upload a template gallery with gifts, wreaths, candles, Christmas balls, bells, garlands, etc. to your computer.