Are you a hobbyist who enjoys building from scratch? Have you worked with papers to build a house or a commercial building for a miniature railway center, a small house to display miniature arts and handicrafts, or a scale model of your dream, beach, or cottage house on your wish list.
Have you built a playhouse from heavy cardboard boxes for your youngsters’ indoor playground?
There are many reasons for building small or large model homes. We can make the above examples with a variety of papers.
1. Adhesive paper
Apply drawings, cut, and apply to work surface.
2. Card stock
A stronger and thicker sheet of paper which may line walls for support and add color. Make features such as house columns and window flower boxes.
3. Paper board
Available from packaging containers.
Use mix for surfacing.
5. Paper mache
Build sculptures, small furniture, or textures to objects.
6. Construction Paper
Colored lightweight paper for lining a surface or making soft sculpture.
7. Poster board
Miniature art and projects
8. Corrugated Cardboard
Build any architecture, vehicle, furniture, or decorations.
9 Foam board is plastic foam coated with paper stock
Stronger and longer lasting than heavy card board.
Paper media depends on budget, knowledge, and experiences. Paper crafts are an excellent medium for any project.
Working with papers will tap your arts and crafts skills, challenge your intellect to think, confirm finger and hand dexterity, test perseverance, tolerance, and patience.
- Scissors and cutting knife with blades
- Metal ruler
- Adhesive tapes and glues
Keep a journal to document:
- Construction modifications
- Omissions and errors
- Replacements and repairs
- Tips and suggestions
- Paper choices for projects, decorating, and sculptures
- A record of texture creations for interior and exterior surfaces.
A journal is important because duplicates or future projects may need to be made, managing time, costs, and errors.
- Tissue-Lightweight, delicate, and available in many colors.
Make curtains, drapes, furniture, flowers, wreaths, and bed covers.
- Paper mache-is excellent for sculpture and other three-dimensional objects.
Use your favorite Paper mache recipe to combine different papers, including tissue papers to create interior and exterior surfaces.
The paper mache mixture or paste will create textured images of stucco, plaster, and mortar on surfaces, between stones and bricks, and roof textures.
- Craft-light-weight decorated sheets
These are excellent substitutes for wallpaper, framed artwork, and patterns for indicating brick or stonework.
- Toilet rolls-medium weight cardboard
Make furniture, animals, vehicles, storage and shelving units, holiday decorations, banisters, fences, and scenery projects.
- Kraft-medium to heavy weight
Create walkways, ground cover, mountains, signs, small single style architectures, and crisscross strips as support beams for scenery.
Are you considering being a model maker?
- This field has many niches. Select your niche by reviewing projects you have undertaken.
- Seek employment with companies that train or offer an apprenticeship program.
- Be an entrepreneur featuring your specialties.
Model makers design and create miniature replicas of any object
Hobbyists and professional model makers have arts and crafts skills.
Patience, attention to details, and fortitude to complete the project.
This inexpensive practical hobby can grow into a career.