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How to Create a
Collage: Vase of
I’ve always been a creative person, but I was never
good at drawing. Once I discovered collage, I never
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.
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website. Here’s your chance to share your creations
with the world!
Questions? Email me at LoriKrein@gmail.com, or
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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
Wear an apron or old clothing.
Specialty art papers Canvas, plastic box Acrylic Matte
frame or other hard Medium
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.
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
I usually draw the shape
on the paper, lightly, with
a pencil, before cutting.
Step 3: Begin Gluing
Next, glue the stems onto the background.
Then, glue on the vase.
Next, add the flowers.
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.
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!
More examples of still-life flower collages.
Decorative Art Paper:
Other art supplies (canvas, glue, brushes, matte medium,
I hope you enjoyed this ebook!
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