Decorative stars

The Pelikan Wonderliner can be put to use quickly and simply in a variety of situations in which they soon unfold their fascinating luminance. At this point, Teachers' Issue would like to present tips on how to achieve the most impressive results with the simplest materials.

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Decorative stars


The Pelikan Wonderliner can be put to use quickly and simply in a variety of situations in which they soon unfold their fascinating luminance. They dry rapidly and the matt surface can be painted over again and again. On absorbent surfaces they are permanent but can be washed off non-absorbent surfaces. At this point, Teachers' Issue would like to present tips on how to achieve the most impressive results with the simplest materials.

 

Here's how:

  1. Transfer the outline from the der downloaded patterns onto the handicraft paper or the foil and cut out.
  2. Stick the stars together as shown making sure that they are well centred.
  3. Cut the Styrofoam balls in half using the sharp knife. Be very careful! Children should ask an adult to help.
 

  1. Paint each half with Pelikan PLAKA in the desired shade. We have chosen carmine red.
    • Tip: To make painting the pieces easier, stick a wooden stick in the flat side. This is also useful later when the paint should be left to dry.
     
  2. Now use a green Wonderliner for the decoration -it's so simple. Paint graphic elements shown in our example or design your own pattern. By the way, it does not matter if you make a mistake! Just paint over it with the Wonderliner.
     
  3. Finally, stick the 2 halves onto to each side of the star. Put a thread through one of the star points and suspend.

Here are a few tips for the other stars:

  • All the stars shown have been made according the instructions shown above.
  • To begin with the stars are given a base coat of either PLAKA or PLAKA Lack. The patterns are added with Wonderliners.
  • Stars with floral design: The Styrofoam parts were painted with PLAKA Lack metallic in red. After drying, the floral design was painted with a silver Wonderliner. We have not provided a pattern for this design. Just paint a flower then create the leaves around it. Special effect: The background shimmers through the floral design!
  • The star with the spiral design was given a base coat of PLAKA and then PLAKA Lack metallic in green was applied in a spiral form using a fine brush. The effect of the gleaming spiral is emphasised by the silk-matt background.
  • The paper stars can, of course, also be decorated.