Part 2 – Creative Ideas for Collage Papers

Creativity is a powerful tool that will help you to transform from the inside out. This week I'm going to share with you techniques that I use every day to get creative. And we are going to use the collage papers we made last week!
Bloom Your Buds Off

Making Collage Paper Color Scheme Pairs

I’m going to share with you a few ways you can use the Handmade Collage Papers we made last week. To get started, take your handmade papers and match them up with some solid colored papers and a few magazine images. Below you can see 3 examples of this.

handmade collage art papers matched up with solid color sheets
Contrasting Papers
handmade collage art papers matched up with solid color sheets
Harmonizing Colors
handmade collage art papers matched up with solid color sheets
Setting the Mood

If you haven’t made the collage papers in part 1, you can use just about any papers that have textured colors and marks. Sometimes I use watercolor practice sheets that I’ve saved. You can also find lots of great papers in the paper crafting section of you local craft store. Look around, I’m sure you’ll find something you can use.

Once you have your collage papers matched up with some solids and images, you can begin to get creative. Next I’ll show you a couple of different ideas for using these paper combinations.

Cupcake Perfection Buster

Here’s my 3 step process to bust the perfectionist that’s likely been holding you back. We all want to do our best, but when we get in our own way by trying too hard to be better, it might be time to get messy!

Messy Cupcakes
Using the 3 paper collections you made with your collage papers

Make a Picture Frame

This idea takes one of the collage papers you made and uses it as a frame. This was something I did for the cover of a new Smashbook journal I’m using in my Women Unleashed group.

Picture Frame step 1
Torn Papers
Picture Frame step 2
Washi Tape
Picture Frame step 3
Framed Picture
Handmade Journal Cover made from Homemade Collage Artist Papers
Collage Papers w/ Washi Tape for a Picture Framed Journal Cover

Play Along with Me

This video will show you how to use the Handmade Collage Papers we made last week in ways that will not only transform what’s holding you back, but open the doors to future growth.