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  • 1. How to Create a Still Life Collage: Vase of Flowers Watch “Lori Krein’s Art Studio” San Jose Comcast Channel 15 Thursdays at 6PM! Or watch streaming video… Type Lori Krein in the Name field
  • 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 [email_address] , or contact me through my website,
  • 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.
    Canvas, plastic box frame or other hard surface Specialty art papers Acrylic Matte Medium
  • 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. 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. Step 3: Begin Gluing
    • Next, glue the stems onto the background.
    • Then, glue on the vase.
    • Next, add the flowers.
  • 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. 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. More Examples
    • More examples of still-life flower collages.
  • 10. Resources
    • Decorative Art Paper:
    • Other art supplies (canvas, glue, brushes, matte medium, etc.)
    • Michaels
    • Aaron Brothers
    • Utrecht
    • Dick Blick
    But which papers should you buy?? Over the years, I have learned what work best for me by trial and error. But my favorites are Lokta, Japanese Lace, Mulberry, Thai Mango, and Banana paper.
  • 11. Thanks!
    • I hope you enjoyed this ebook!
    • Watch my TV show, “Lori Krein’s Art Studio”
    • Thursdays, 6PM, Comcast channel 15, in San Jose, CA or online
    • http://
    • Type Lori Krein in the “title” field.
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    • Friend me on Facebook, Lori Krein Studios
    • All Rights Reserved.
    • Copywrite 2011, Lori Krein Studios