Collaging

Creating your own collages is a really easy way to create some artwork for your home and you only need a few materials to get started…

  • Card ( I used a 160GSM card)

  • A4 thick card (I used a 300GSM)

  • Watercolour paints

  • Paint brush

  • Sharpie

  • Scissors & glue

    Paint blocks of colours on to your cards using the watercolour paint, if you don’t have watercolours any paint pen, colouring pencil or paints will work fine. Using your brush and paints try some mark making, using the end of the brush to create some textured patterns, just enjoy making different shapes with the paint. Using the sharpie create a few blocks of patterns… spots, lines, cross hatch all work well for abstract style patterns.

mark making sheets

Once dry cut shapes out of your card. Try simple shapes like half moons, rectangles, circles, triangles and squares mixed with leaf style shapes.

collaging

Once you have cut out a variety of shapes in different sizes you can try putting them together on the the thick piece of A4 card. Just have fun playing around with different arrangements until you are happy with how the page is looking.

collage artwork

Once you are happy use a pritt stick to stick your elements down. Leave to dry and then your artwork is ready for its new home.

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