Bits and pieces, odds and ends, scraps and ephemera that are barely connected or closely intertwined come together to tell a story in a collage. This artform is an invention of the Modernist movement and is associated with Cubists such as Picasso and Braque. Combining a variety of contrasting elements to create something new is upcycling at its finest!
After embroidering the same tiny hoop for weeks, I wanted to make a project with almost instant results and gratification.
To make your own collage, grab an assortment of notions, papers, and stickers and get gluing! I highly recommend Modge Podge Matte, a water-based sealer, glue, and finish, for holding your project together.
If you need to add more pretty papers and collageable goodies to your archives, these brands will help you expand your stash:
There’s nothing like scanning or color copying vintage images for collaging. Here’s a collage I made with scans of Victorian valentines.
Reduce, reuse, upcycle, rejoice!
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