Do you have magazines just laying around? It’s time to put them to use! Today we will create works of art out of old magazines!
If you don’t have any already, you can find inexpensive magazines to upcycle at thrift stores and yard sales. You can also check your local recycling center to see if they have any used magazines for your projects that they would be willing to donate!
For this craft, you will also need construction paper, gluesticks, and scissors.
Select magazines with high-quality and relevant images.
While gathering magazines for your collage, think about the big picture of the work you plan to create. Do you want to create a serene nature scene or make a powerful statement?
National Geographic is a great magazine for many types of collages, with gorgeous high-quality photographs of interesting people and animals! The colorful pictures in National Geographic can be used for magazine collages, dream boards, and so many other art projects!
Once you have collected the magazines, you are ready to begin!
Magazine Collage Craft
1. Cut shapes and pictures that interest you out of old magazines and arrange them on a piece of construction paper. Add the largest images first.
2. Add smaller pieces to cover up rough edges and fill in any empty spots.
3. Try to cover up the entire piece of construction paper with magazine images. The more images you use, the more intricate and interesting your collage will be!
Dream Board Magazine Collage
Use magazine cut-outs to create a dream-board. Instead of using a piece of construction paper as your background, use a canvas and glue the cut-out magazine pictures down with rubber cement. Paint the rubber cement over the finished collage to keep everything in place. Here is a tutorial for creating the dream board magazine collage shown in the picture above (also called a vision board): http://nicolewolf.com/create-your-vision-for-this-year/