You'll love creating your own DIY Mixed Media Collage!
DIY your own super easy and stunning Mixed Media art with this project that's fantastic to do and doesn't need a lot of fancy supplies!
Simple and fun to make, this DIY comes out looking amazing and is the perfect project to do while staying home!
I've always loved drawing, watercolors and painting, but mixed media art is so great since it combines pretty much everything artsy into one fun style of crafting!
You can DIY your own collage using card stock, cardboard, or any other sturdy paper as a base that will be durable enough for glue and other materials to attach onto it.
Creating a collage is very easy and so much fun to do!
Come up with an idea, gather your desired materials, and get busy! I'll often start with a painted or watercolor backdrop, but it's entirely up to you!
You can literally use whatever looks fun to make your 'masterpiece,' whether it's ribbon, washi tape, magazine cutouts or old photos!
These are some of the items I used to create my collages, but you can use so many different things to make yours! More suggestions are listed later on in this post.
Heavy paper/cardstock /paperboard
Scrapbook/Decorative Paper of choice
Stickers/Embellishments of choice
Step One: Gather the collage supplies you're planning on using! They can be things from my list above, or any other items you want to include.
Step Two: Paint, draw, or use watercolors to create your collage backdrop. If using paint or watercolors, let dry before next step.
Step Three: Cut out pictures from magazines, cereal boxes, etc..
Step Four: Glue your cutout images to your background.
Step Five: Add desired stickers/ embellishments that need to be glued onto the collage - i.e. ribbons, sequins etc. and let dry.
Once glue has dried, add any stickers you'd like on to the collage.
Step Six (optional): Add stamped elements for an extra touch, and let dry.
Step Seven (optional) : Using a foam brush or paintbrush, paint a coat of Mod Podge over your mixed media collage. The Mod Podge dries clear, and will both protect your art a little and give it a finished look!
If you'd like to check which materials you can Mod Podge over, check here for a list of tested combinations of materials & Mod Podge.
...And you're done! This DIY always looks fabulous, and will look great displayed or framed as artwork!
I made the above collage inspired by one of our favorite picture books, but you can use just about anything as inspiration or for ideas, including holidays, seasons, favorite activities or pets!
Collages are easily customizable, whether you want to go with a color theme, make a miniature collage, or gift it for a holiday!
Need some more ideas for what to add to your mixed media collage ? Here are a few ideas that would make fab additions to your DIY:
Paper dolls you're no longer using
Glitter or Glitter Glue