When I was in fourth grade, we did an art project where we had to choose a bird and make a collage with construction paper. I don't know why I remember that because I have a horrible memory, but I remember being really proud of my cardinal collage! So with that and those cute cow prints from Etsy in mind, I decided to make a cow collage. I knew it would cost next to nothing, and if I didn't like it, I could just trash it! After finishing the project, I kind of like it. It looks a little weird maybe, but I think it's fun! So here is the how-to...
First, you need to gather your supplies for your collage:
- Image: First of all, you need an image you would like to make your collage like. I googled cows and found three pictures I liked that acted as a guide for my collage.
- Canvas: You need something to glue your collage to that will be pretty sturdy. (Otherwise, the glue will have it looking all wrinkled.) You could also use cardboard or wood. I had some canvases that I bought when they were on sale at Michael's, so I just used one of those that was 8x10.
- Pencil: You must sketch your image on the your background before you can create your collage.
- Magazines or Patterned Paper: You need different color paper for your collage. The cheapest option is magazines, and when you use them, you're recycling!
- Mod Podge: You need Mod Podge to adhere your paper clippings to your canvas. Plus, a final coat of Mod Podge over the finished project acts as a sealer.
- Scissors: You need something to cut all those pages from the magazine into tiny scraps.
- Paint Brush: This is to apply the Mod Podge.
I guess you probably want to see the finished piece, so here it is!
Update: Here's another cow collage I made. I think I may like it better than the first!