A collage is an artistic technique in which an artist takes a bunch of different types of items and forms and places them all into one piece of art. In other words, it is a combination of many different items and mixing them together. You could combine buttons, ribbons, beads, and paper towels to create a piece of artwork and this would be called a collage. To get some ideas for your next collage, we have collected some crafts projects that might be to your liking. Enjoy and happy crafting!
Outdoor collages are great for camps, where outdoor materials are easy to find. However, no matter where you live, you will be able to find enough materials to make an outdoor, nature collage. Use a large piece of cardboard, measuring at least 12" x 15". Use the un-printed side of the cardboard. Plan the collage first, drawing a picture lightly on the cardboard. Glue in large, flat areas at first, such as birch bark or sand. Next add items like needles and leaves from trees, hemlock cones, and finally, the real lumpy objects, like pebbles. If scrap fur is available, use this to represent animals. And most importantly...have fun with it.
Make these silly picture collages when there isn't much else to do. These are also a good way to cheer yourself up when you are feeling down about something. Just put a dog's head on a baby's body and you will burst out in laughter. Get a big piece of cardboard, some magazines or Internet picture printouts, some white glue, and some scissors. Then just start making funny picture combinations. You can work hours on the same picture and make a masterpiecr of humour and comedy. Have fun.
A collage is a picture or a design created by pasting various materials onto a background. This one is quite straight forward. Just tear a variety of shapes from colored papers. Then make an arrangement of these shapes on a contrasting piece of paper (this means a piece of paper that it looks good against) which will serve as a background. Then just glue or paste the paper shapes into place on the background.
For this one, you will be purposefully be cutting out and pasting geometric shapes. So start off by cutting out varoius geometric shapes from colored paper. Then cut some of these shapes into halves, thirds, quarters, etc. Then, you can arrange these shapes into a picture or design on a contrasting background paper. Paste the pieces into place when a suitable arrangement has been discovered. NOTE: This collage technique can be integrated with arithmetic in that it involves halves, thirds, quarters, etc. as well as geometric shapes.
For this collage, you will want to collect various materials such as paper, cloth, soda straws, rice, string, dried coffee grounds, egg shells, cancelled stamps, seeds, yarn, etc. which can then be pasted or glued to a paper surface. Arrange your materials into a design or picture and glue or paste them to a paper background. Collages such as this may be enriched by adding paints, inks, crayons, etc.
Bowl of Oranges Collage - Make a Bowl of Oranges collage to celebrate The Chinese New Year.
Hole Punch Mosaic Collages - Take the little circles from a hole puncher and paste them on a piece of paper in the form of an owl, or any other animal or thing that you want to create.
3-Dimensional Collages - Learn how to overlap forms in space to create an illusion of depth. Great 3D Collage ideas.