Simple explanations of the meanings of some of the terms you may come across when paper crafting with children. This list is evolving as I come across and use terms that I think are relevant for here. Let me know if you think there are any that I should add!
Brad – see Split Pin below.
Decoupage – Uses cut out images that are glued to a surface, usually an object, and then covered with coats of vanish or lacquer. Découpage comes from the French word découper, ‘to cut out’.
Paper Filigree – see Quilling below.
Paper Tole – A 3-dimensional picture is created from a number of copies of the same 2-dimensional image. Parts are cut from the prints and layered up to create the final image.
Pipe Cleaner – see Chenille Stick.
Photomontage – A collage made up of photos, or parts of photos. These are often made digitally now.
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