Today I recreated my collage silhouette of the little bird seen in my blog “Not Your average Photo Collage!” Its fairly easy to do, and exceedingly cheap to make. It would make a good teen craft (lots of personalized art in any colour you want it!).
First things first. Materials:
-A bunch of magazines you can chop up
-Various paint brushes (You might need some precise tips depending on your design)
-A fine point pen
-Acrylic paint any colour
-A cheap frame (I got mine for $2 at the dollar store)
-Scrap cardboard (To put your glue and paint on)
Step 1: Rip out some colourful pages with some fun patterns on it and glue them in the general location that you want. You can glue them on anything. The bird collage I glued right to the back of the frame. You could do it on an artist canvas if you wanted, or a piece of cardboard like I did for this tutorial.
Step 2: Let your glued down pages dry.
Step 3: Draw out your design on top of the magazine pages.
Step 4: Paint carefully around your design. Depending on the quality of the paint you might have to do multiple coats. Mine took about 2-3 coats.
Step 5: Let it dry and frame it!
See! Pretty easy! Other variations I’ve seen have included old music sheets, gift wrap, old maps, and newspaper. All the tutorials that I found used vinyl letters that were placed over top of the pages and then painted over and removed, so you could create saying. I found it hard to find vinyl letters in a font that I liked and in the size I was looking for so I improvised. I’ll leave a link to some other peoples ideas, to help get your creative juices flowing. Click here to see them.
Let me know what you think!