Paper sculpture is called paper cutting or paper cut. Paper art sculpture is considered as Chinese traditional essence. It had already been listed into directory of intangible cultural heritage. Paper cut art is handmade folk art. At previous time paper sculpture is usually used for window, door and wall decoration. Sometimes we call such unique art form as window flower. It is fine for wall hanging decor. Today paper sculpture is developed and improved rapidly. In recent years a few folk artists designed some creative paper cut crafts. They are called the scrolled paper art. Paper decor will be mounted on the surface of paper or silk. On the top or bottom they will use scroll styles. Paper cutting is fine for wall art decor and handmade gift ideas. Due to its complicated craftsmanship and special story behind it paper sculpture is not only sold well at domestic markets but also overseas markets.
Paper workmanship can be divided into 2 categories. One is cut by scissors and the other is sculpted by knives. In the scissors method folk artisans will fold up the max 8 layers paper and cut them into variable shapes. In knives sculpture method they are fashioned by putting several layers of paper on a relatively soft foundation consisting of a mixture of ashes and tallow. Based on pattern, folk art designers will sculpt the motif into the paper with a sharp knife. The sculpting method is usually held vertically. Each paper cutting artist has the different processes and steps but in general a few processes are almost same. Firstly artists will draw the different designs on the paper as patterns by pen. Drawing patterns mainly come from 3 methods. They are respectively are old patterns by heritage, patterns from other artists and creative patterns. Drawing patterns need some capacity of Chinese calligraphy paint art. Second step is called paper braised. They stick patterns on the paper and put a few water on them. Then they would use lighting candle for braising on the bottom of paper. Finally it will leave the black sample patterns. The third process is cut or sculpted by scissor or knife respectively. This process is stated above. If you need more information please have a look at paper cutting linkage for your reference. Processes of paper craft were introduced.
Sometimes paper sculpture is usually regarded as ideal traditional gifts. When someone is going to celebrate birthday it is fine for unique birthday gift. When you want to send paper sculpture to teachers they are great gifts for teachers. As gift ideas mounting paper sculpture is very important with beautiful gifted box. Paper artwork can be divided into 4 forms. The first one is mirror form art. Designers will put glass or mirror on the paper sculpture. The disadvantage is easy to break when transportation. The second one is called the paper mounted. It is relatively simple to mount but paper sculpture is not so high quality. The third one is the scrolled art mounting. This form of mount is similar with Chinese painting art for wall art decor and home accents and decors. Now such amount form is often utilized. The final one is called the adhesive amounting. With developments of modern technology this amount form are also used. It is actually amazing to be create by those Chinese artists.