Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cactus and Tepee Paper Collage

Desert Paper Collage Art- tepee and cactus- by growcreativeblog
Desert Paper Collage Art- tepee and cactus- by growcreativeblog

Sometimes I need to break out of my normal painting routine and work with different mediums.  I didn't stay completely away from watercolors with this paper collage piece, but I didn't actually paint anything new for it either.  I cut up some old watercolor paintings along with flowers from some patterned paper and arranged them on this wooden board I got from a thrift store.

Being a desert dweller my entire life may have influenced the theme of this collage- just a bit :)

I wrote up some instructions for your info.  It's basically the same process as my Modge Podge Canvas Tutorial from a few years back.


Desert Paper Collage

Materials:
Wooden Board or Canvas
Scrapbook Paper
Watercolor Paper and Watercolor Paints (optional)
Modge Podge
Foam Brush

Instructions:
  1. Cut scrapbook paper for background and glue in onto the board with Modge Podge and a foam brush.
  2. Cut out shapes from scrapbook paper or watercolor paper.  I cut out flowers from some patterned paper I had and arranged them with some old watercolor paintings of a tepee and some cactus.  Then glue them down on top of the background with Modge Podge.  Let dry.
  3. Cover with a final coat of Modge Podge to seal everything together.

how to make a paper collage with scrapbook paper
Desert Paper Collage on a Wooden Board

6 comments:

  1. This is an exciting piece! It reminds me of the teepee I stayed in near Bryce Canyon-surrounded by wildflowers! Thank you for sharing your piece, it is just what I needed today.
    Peace,
    Laurie

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    1. There are teepee's near Bryce? That's sounds awesome and now I want to stay in one!

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    2. It's the honeymoon suite at the campground just outside the park. No one was using it and the price was cheaper than a hotel room! How could I not stay there?!
      Peace.
      L.

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  3. Beautiful idea! I am reusing an old canvas to make crochet art. Hope to be able to show it soon!

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    1. That crochet and old canvas project sounds really cool- I want to see it.

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