Tv #1 How To Create A Still Life Collage


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Tv #1 How To Create A Still Life Collage

  1. 1. Lori Krein’s Art Studio San Jose Comcast Channel 15, Mondays at noon! Or watch on demand… Episode #1: How to Create a Still Life Collage: Vase of Flowers
  2. 2. Intro I’ve always been a creative person, but I was never good at drawing. Once I discovered collage, I never looked back. The most common questions about collage are about where to get the specialty art papers. At the end of this ebook, there is a list of resources. Send me photos of you work! I will put them on my website. Here’s your chance to share your creations with the world! Questions? Email me at, or contact me through my website,
  3. 3. Supplies and Prep You will need: – Specialty/decorative art papers. – Plastic box frame, canvas, or any hard surface. – Scissors, paintbrushes, acrylic matte medium, paper towels, small container of water, rag or old towel. To prepare for this project, cover a table with newspaper or an old tablecloth. Wear an apron or old clothing. Specialty art papers Canvas, plastic box Acrylic Matte frame or other hard Medium surface
  4. 4. Step 1: Prepare the Backround Cut the background papers into squares, or cut it slightly larger than the box frame or canvas. Apply thin coat of glue to the paper. Place onto surface, smoothing it out with your finger or brush to remove all the air bubbles! Don’t forget to do the sides unless you plan on framing the piece. I chose a light colored rice paper with a few small inclusions of green particles.
  5. 5. Step 2: Cut out the Flowers After covering the entire background, cut out your flowers, stems, leaves, and vase. Use different shades of one color, or mix it up and use a variety of colors! I usually draw the shape on the paper, lightly, with a pencil, before cutting.
  6. 6. Step 3: Begin Gluing Next, glue the stems onto the background. Then, glue on the vase. Next, add the flowers.
  7. 7. Step 4: Add Details Continue adding more flowers. Then add the leaves and the middle of the flowers. You can also decorate the vase if you want.
  8. 8. Step 5: Finishing Touches After your collage has dried, add a thin coat of water-based polyurethane. I like to use gloss, but matte works too. Mod Podge also works great! If you used a plastic box frame, replace the cardboard backing so you can hang your artwork on the wall. If you used something else as your canvas, you will need to add a hanger onto the back. Congratulations, your DONE! Now, wrap your creation and give it as a gift or hang it in your home and enjoy!
  9. 9. More Examples More examples of still-life flower collages.
  10. 10. Resources Decorative Art Paper: Other art supplies (canvas, glue, brushes, matte medium, etc.) Michaels Aaron Brothers Utrecht
  11. 11. Thanks! I hope you enjoyed this ebook! Visit to see more of my artwork. Check out my other ebooks! I’ll be adding more each week. Watch my show, “Lori Krein’s Art Studio” Mondays at noon, on CreaTV, Comcast channel 15, in San Jose, CA or on demand at