Stengazeta on May 9 do it yourself

Stengazeta on May 9 do it yourself is a good opportunity to give solemnity to the Victory Day. In this master class, we will produce a wall newspaper "Soldier's Diary", with three-dimensional elements.


Necessary materials:

  • Whatman paper - 2 pieces of A1 and A2 format;
  • red colored paper or cardboard - 2 sheets of A4;
  • gouache - 6 or more flowers;
  • natural flat brushes (you can use synthetics) - the largest ones that are available;
  • solid pencil;
  • grater;
  • 1-2 tea bags;
  • capacity for tea;
  • acrylic glue with shimmer;
  • glue in a sticker for paper;
  • foil, preferably with a paper base on one side;
  • crepe (floristic) paper - on the 1st meter of green and red color;
  • St. George ribbon (optional, you can do it yourself);
  • pre-war photo of a girl (you can use a black and white printout);
  • old newspaper;
  • lighter;
  • cotton net rag;
  • scissors;
  • ruler;
  • stationery knife;
  • compasses (not necessary, you can use handy objects, such as covers from dishes, etc.);
  • sponge;
  • blanks with poems of military subjects or memoirs of soldiers of the Second World War.

Step-by-step instruction

We need to start with the preparation of the workplace: we will need a desk if it is large enough for the layout of the Whatman paper A1 or free space on the floor.

The first step is to make aged paper to imitate the soldier’s diary passages. To do this, we brew strong tea, in the proportion of 300 ml for 2 tea bags. While the tea is cooling down, you can proceed with the layout of the main Whatman.


Our A1 sheet will be placed on the table or floor. To outline the space under the diary from the area to create the inscriptions, attach the paper A2 to our "basis" and outline the boundaries.


With an indentation of 10-15 centimeters from the top edge we draw a place on the inscription "Victory Day".


When the tea has cooled, you can start the "aging" of the paperman. Having spread the sheet A2 on the table, distribute the brews evenly over the area in any convenient way, starting with the brush and ending with the sponge.


Please note that for greater effect of "old age" the paper must be crumpled.Also, to enhance the effect of tea, you can simply dip the paper paper completely into the container, but this should be done carefully so that when removing the paper, it will not tear or soften. Therefore, in order not to overdo it, it is enough to apply a strong brew on top of the sheet. When the sheet is softened, transfer it to dry on the balcony or in any dry place for half an hour.

Next, we measure out a place for nine on the wall newspaper. The main figure of the poster will be the size of the entire A4 sheet and one third beyond the list of drawing paper.


We mark the borders of nines on colored paper with a compass or, as shown in the photo, with an ordinary saucer.


Cut the number 9 with the stationery knife along the outlined contour.

To the note: under the paper it is better to put a piece of plywood or any other solid base so as not to cut the table.


From the remaining sheet of red paper with scissors we cut the base of 7x20 cm for the word “May” along the previously outlined contour.

All the preparations are now put off and we return to the war diary, which by this time has dried up a bit. To give it a complete look, we use fire.

While the sheet is still not completely dry, the impact of a cigarette lighter will add yellowness at the edges.To look more realistic, you can slightly cut off the edges before firing. So the wall newspaper will look more voluminous. The result in comparison with white paper:


Now you can start creating a symbol of peace - a clear sky. And for this we use the technique of washing out. Prepare a blue and white gouache, a sponge, a cotton rag and clean water in a jar. Please note that it is more convenient to apply gouache with a small brush to a large area, if it is diluted before this to an almost liquid porridge state.

The paint is applied on the paper from top to bottom, from left to right, to create a graduated color effect.


When the drawing paper is completely covered with gouache, wait a few seconds for the paint to dry out a bit. Blurring is needed to impart a uniform color, as often gouache can go with the characteristic dark stripes. So, let's use a wet rag, as shown in the video:

When the base for the sky is ready, sponge white clouds. Note: the sponge should be dry, paint should not be diluted, and the paper base should be wet. So the clouds will have a more jerky and aerial view.


White color is applied with light movements, distributing clouds over the entire Whatman paper area.

To complete the sky, let's do a few final touches.In a circular motion, using a sponge, add curls (counterclockwise) as shown below.

While the wall of the wall newspaper is drying up, we'll add a few notes to the soldier's diary. The page on the left symbolizes the beginning of the war - here we place a poem or any other note of those times (you can use the memoirs of the soldiers).


The right side symbolizes the victory and the end of the war. After the records are ready, we will paste a photo of the girl on the diary. If a printout is used, it can also be aged with the help of tea. To do this, it is dipped for 2 seconds in a container with brewing, and then ironed for a few seconds with an iron (previously, you need to put a print between two blank sheets or use a newspaper).


Sticking a photo of a girl on a diary with glue in a sticker.


In the previously marked places on the pages of the diary, we make two holes with a clerical knife. From a piece of foil measuring 5x5 cm we twist the element to hold the pages and pass it through, twisting the loop from the bottom so that the foil does not slip out.


We make a stencil for a medal of glory (you can also use the printout). Cut out the prepared stencil from a foil measuring 7x7 cm starstationery knife.


Acrylic glue glue the star on the pages of the diary. Since the base is already dry, you can glue all the blanks.


Stengazeta by May 9 with their own hands is done long enough, so the manufacture of tulips can be simplified, observing only the external symbolism.

We will need: crepe paper of both colors, scissors, glue and newspaper.


The first stage - the stems of flowers. We twist the newspaper from the corner, as shown in the photo


Important: the stem should be thin, as being thick, it loses its flexibility. Finished twisted newspaper sizing on the edge.


Cut off a thin strip of green crepe paper along a 60 cm long pattern. One strip is enough to wrap one stalk. Apply glue to the beginning of the strip and glue to the upper base of the stem.


We stretch the strip around the newspaper tube in a spiral, as shown in the video

By analogy, do the rest of the stems. When this stage is completed, we cut the leaves (5-6 pieces) with a length of 12-15 cm and a width of 4-6 cm. We glue them at the base of the stem.


Now go to the petals. You will need 6 petals for one tulip - these are 9 strips of crepe paper 7x60 cm. Prepare the paper - cut off 9 strips 7x60 cm, fold it in a pile and cut it in half - it turns out 18 sheets 7x30.


We form petals as shown in the video.

The finished petals are fixed with glue on the stems, each for 6 pieces, evenly distributing them around the perimeter. First, the first 3, then the rest, overlapping joints between the previous petals.


The base, where the edges of the petals are visible, is additionally masked with green crepe.


When the tulips are ready, you can proceed to the final stage of our wall newspaper with your own hands.

The final part - writing the name of the holiday against the blue sky. So, we will lay out the upper part, previously prepared for the inscription. With a step of 1.5 cm we will put in pencil letters measuring 5 cm in length and 7.5 cm in height.

To the note: to arrange the font in the characteristic pre-war style, you can use a stencil or a usual printout. Here the letters were applied manually, in Cyrillic font Real Truth. (imitation of the font of the newspaper "Pravda" of wartime).

After drying the gouache, proceed to gluing the main elements of the wall newspaper. For greater naturalness, the stalks of tulips can add a kink or bend - the twisted base of the newspaper is quite flexible.