When a DIY project idea comes from two sisters who run a modern stationery company, you know it’s going to be awesome!
Heidi and Susie Bauer, who run the fantastic stationery and design studio Rock Scissor Paper, have a blog full of great DIY ideas (it’s called “Make Something Happy” — cute, right?). Their most recent project is cheery and colorful tissue paper collages. They even have an adorable video tutorial to go along with it — check it out and happy crafting!
Our first in this series is dedicated to one of my favorite mediums ever: collage! Here are ten prints and/or original collages to get your pad looking stylish without breaking the bank.
No sir, I don’t think white walls are boring… they are merely just a canvas for something awesome!
I am a big fan of stark white walls filled with colorful collages of artwork. I appreciate it in my own home as well as others. For me they evoke the feeling of a light and airy space and I love pops of color scattered throughout. Today I was crafting with a friend who has a fab little bungalow in the Venice Canals part of LA and she also loves her bright white walls… And her place still has lots of personality from the interesting and colorful artwork and accessories throughout. Continue Reading
Paul at Dudecraft spotted this most excellent idea over at The Lettered Cottage. It’s an old bed spring (twin or perhaps even crib-size?) that was simply hung on the wall to create a stash place for pictures, cards and etcetera, turning them into, what Paul aptly says is ‘an ever-changing “junk” collage’.
Jenny over at Junk Market Style collected 12 rusty, old tin Canada Dry signs, cut them up with a tin snips and then drilled tiny holes into their edges. Using blue tacks, she fastened them to a 3′square board, which she had painted black. The effect is a cool piece of art. Not into rusty old signs? How about cutting up your favorite soft drink (or beer) cans and using them? (Aluminum cans these days can be cut with a scissors.) You can read more about the project by following this link.
A few weeks ago, after seeing a show at my local art center and coming home completely inspired, I tried my hand at mixed media collage. Yeah, the outcome was mixed alright. It was a mixed-up mess. I’m talkin’ fugly. I nearly pitched the entire idea of collage when it occurred to me that paper might not be the best choice for me.
Beads, I decided, were the way to go. With my beading supplies before me, I set to work. Continue Reading
One boring weekend, Mr. Peacock decided to collage. And oh, what a collage he collaged. Using some library books, photocopies, and some handy scissor work, Mr. Peacock decoupaged the nonsense out of his ceiling. And with his handy how-to, you can too!
1. Pick your pattern
2. Find the images
5. Clean your surface