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
Wooden Board or Canvas
Watercolor Paper and Watercolor Paints (optional)
- Cut scrapbook paper for background and glue in onto the board with Modge Podge and a foam brush.
- 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.
- Cover with a final coat of Modge Podge to seal everything together.