How to: magazine collage
Collage is a great craft, it allows you the freedom to piece together things that are unique to you and to express yourself. It can be used therapeutically, to make a vision board, inspiration board or to create something visually appealing. To simplify collages I like to create themes, themes can be anything including nature, animals, food, quotes, colors, patterns, travel, self portrait ext, really anything that you'd like!
Go through magazines and cut out words, pictures, colors.... Magazine cuttings can be stored for later or magazines can be gone through to look for specific theme content. (I chose color for the theme of this collage!)
Once magazine clippings are cut out or stored clippings are picked out, choose a base to use for your collage. I used a scrapbook, but thick paper, canvas, books, wood exc can be used, there's many options!
Clippings don't have to be square! Feel free to cut around photos, letters or colors, this will give the collage character and visual appeal. This is the time to do more detailed cutting.
Find your favorite photos and start arraigning them onto your base. Large pieces work best to start on the bottom, so smaller photos can overlap on top. This is the time to arrange, but don't glue just yet!
Once you have arraigned your photos the way you'd like, organize carefully and set aside. Place paper as you glue or you can glue them as they lay. I would suggest not fully gluing paper down until your completely sure that's how you'd like it.
Finally! Completely glue all your paper down, make sure to get all the corners, this is important so that paper wont get damaged or ripped. You can also seal your collage, the best products will be ones that are acid free, I like to look around the scrapbook section at craft stores.
Project is complete! Let dry and enjoy! (and repeat!)