Layered and collage styled backgrounds are an integral part of the mixed media genre.
We invite you to be inspired by our design team and the projects below and perhaps try some techniques for yourself – on cards, layouts, canvas or whatever! In return we've got a prize pack to give away - if you want to give it a try we’d love to showcase them in a blog post next week. Please try to use Aussie Scrap Source products where you can.
Email pics of your collage projects to firstname.lastname@example.org by next Tuesday 25th September for a chance to win one of our fabulous prize packs!
To create the collaged background for her layout, Sue started with a piece of cardstock and covered it with adhesive. Sue then cut the MME papers into different sized rectangles and adhered them in a random fashion onto the cardstock.
Sue then used a paint dauber to apply a white coating over the top of the page. This helped blend the layers together. Sue added texture by stitching around the edge of the pieces of paper, in cream thread. Sue cut out polaroid images from the MME patterned paper and mounted them onto chipboard before adding her photos to the top. MME doilies and Prima embellishments, completed the pretty page.
Collage is a mainstay of Danielle's mixed media art, and she loves pulling it into her scrapbooking projects now and then. Combining layers of tape, book paper, ephemera / paper elements with paint and ink is a natural progression. The paint creates a unified look despite the various elements involved, and the end result is a warm kind of arty patchwork.