Here is the fabric collage I created for Vlog 3 on YouTube on Oct 31st.
Happy Hallowe’en and Season of the Witch!
Fabric Scraps (you can also use paper scraps as well if you don’t have fabrics!)
Scissors (and Exactoknife but it’s not totally necessary)
Old Paintbrush for glue
Glue – Matte Acrylic Gel Medium – I use Wallack’s – a local Art Store brand
but your local art store will definitely carry it, or you can use Elmer’s White Glue or Fabric Glue!
Large Black Matte Board (as the background) or any strong art board.
2-way foam tape – I taped my Mystic Piece to the Black Matte Board
White Gel Pen – I use Sakura Gelly Roll Pens from Wallack’s
Ink Jet Printer to print the women’s heads PDF below – or you can have your local office supply or printer print it out for you.
Nice to haves:
Avery Printable Fabric for Inkjet Printers- I use these to print out images like the women’s heads and extra free images I find online to add to my collages – Amazon.ca Link
Lutradur Mixed Media Sheets – I use these a lot in my collage work because it’s very stiff paper/fabric-like that you can paint on, sew on and use as a good stiff base to your work – Amazon.ca Link
Gold Foil – I used this for the moon in the background, but any decorative paper would do.
Be as Creative as you’d like – the weirder the better, in my opinion. Make her dress any shape you’d like, add boots if you’d like, wings, witch hat, gnome hat, jewels and glitter! Go for it!
A great website for ideas and free images is The Graphics Fairy
*** The best tip in making these is to make sure you put something heavy (I use books) on them after each time you glue your layers for several hours, usually overnight is best.
Print this out this Free PDF of Women’s Heads I made from scoured images I found online to make a collage for yourself!
Here are some paper collage hangers I made using the same techniques:
Have fun and please do let me know what you make! I’d love to see them, so please do tag me in any photos if you were inspired by my vlog and made your own!