Chinese New Year 2022 takes place on 1 February this year, and with this celebratory occasion round the corner, this week’s article features some Chinese New Year Crafts 2022, featuring some easy flower craft ideas.
Table of Content:
- Chinese New Year Flower Craft
- Materials Needed for Flower Craft
- Steps for Chinese New Year Flower Craft
- Year of the Tiger Earrings
- Materials Needed for Year of the Tiger Earrings
- Steps for Year of the Tiger Earrings
Materials needed for flower craft:
- A3 Drawing Block x1
- Watercolour Brushes
- Crepe Paper
- Oil Pastels
Here are the steps to create your own Chinese New Year Flower Craft:
Chinese New Year Flower Craft (CNY Flower Craft)
Firstly, we start with drawing the background line and the outline of the subject (traditional Chinese vase) using blue oil pastels.
Secondly, fill up the cylindrical exterior of the vase with intricate designs of your choice. In this case, we went with a flower shaped-decor of a lotus flower, blooming in its natural environment. You may also choose to use repeated patterns for the vase.
Thirdly, we fill up the vase with white paint. It is okay to paint over the outline and patterns drawn on the vase previously, as the oil pastels are immiscible with water. Next, we use light blue watercolour to add a coat of transient blue to the table.
Fourthly, we follow up with using brown oil pastels for the branches of the flowers. Note that we try to avoid straight lines and tangents, so that we can make the branches look more semi-realistic and natural. Overlapping and creating asymmetry lines are encouraged too.
Thereafter, we follow up with adding pink circles (flowers) using pink oil pastels. Stagger the flowers along the branches to prevent the flowers from looking too ‘orderly’.
Using the previous pink circles as reference, tear out small strips (about three fingers spacing) of crepe paper, roll them into ball-shapes and stick them along the branches, or even on the ground/table.
Last but not least, to add further aesthetic appeal to your Chinese New Year Flower Craft, include in the Chinese Calligraphy characters ( 福 and 春) alongside a red background with black and red oil pastels respectively. The character ‘福’ represents blessing and good fortune while the character ‘春’ represents spring. (to welcome)
Here are some Chinese New Year Flower Crafts by Artist Celine Chia’s Students:
Chinese New Year Crafts 2022: Year of The Tiger Earrings
- Acrylic paint
- Earring template
- Jump hoops x4
- Earring hook x2
- Size 00 paint brush
Steps to create Year of the Tiger Earrings:
Firstly, we start with painting the two templates with an auspicious colour – red. Once the paint has settled, we proceed with using Dark Yellow to colour the base layer of the tiger. Draw an oval for the head, and add 4 semi circles – 2 of which represents the ears and the other 2 represents the limbs
Next, we follow up with adding in light yellow to showcase the secondary layers (on face, ears and limbs) Thereafter, we follow up with reddish brown for its facial features (eyebrows and eyes), as well as the whiskers. Note that we applied a thick layer of acrylic and minimised on the blending of the colours, as we want the drawing (of tiger) to pop up.
Last but not least, fill the edges of the template with a layer of yellow border to achieve the ‘golden’ coloured effect
Apply a layer of varnish once the acrylic has dried. Attach the template to the earring hook with 2 jump hoops for ear earring, and your ‘Year of the Tiger Earrings‘ are completed!