Abstract Collage: Youtube Tutorial

Abstract Collage Youtube Tutorial

I love living in a digital age – I can’t imagine what the world would be like without the internet or Photoshop!? ButΒ sometimes it’s nice to step away from our keyboards, go back to basics and keep things simple; collage. It’s so therapeutic to spend an afternoon getting creative with some scissors, a magazine and your imagination. Ok, so I don’t think collaging is really considered to be ‘cool’, but that doesn’t stop me!

It’s amazing what you can easily create for nothing; pick up a free magazine and let your hands do the rest! Magazines have brilliant photography and it’s a shame to throw it away, so why not repurpose it into a quirky collage? Your imagination is the limit

Abstract Collage Youtube TutorialAbstract Collage Youtube Tutorial

I’m subscribed to 3 magazines (Computer Arts, Wallpaper and Porter) and it’s refreshing to feel the paper in my fingers, but after I’ve read them I like to create collages. You might remember that I shared a few last year: Fashion, Paper, Scissors. With this in mind, I wanted to create a videoΒ to share the process and (hopefully) inspire more people to get their collage on so here’s my abstract collage Youtube tutorial:

Abstract Collage Youtube TutorialAbstract Collage Youtube Tutorial

I don’t really think about what I’m creating, but a common theme I’ve noticed is that I like to give people funky hair dos – flowers or liquids seem to work well. Call me crazy, but who wouldn’t want a head of roses?

What do you think: are you ready to pick up those scissors? Hope you enjoyed the tutorial – I want to do more design related tutorials and videos, so if you have any ideas/ something you want to see please let me know!

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4 Comments

  1. charlienin@hotmail.co.uk' 15/02/2016 / 11:33 am

    I love this! Super jealous of your talent as per. I scrapbook in a similar way but I just rip out things from magazines, I like having the torn edges as I can’t make it look nice and neat even if I try!
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    • 24/03/2016 / 7:13 pm

      Awwwh thanks Charlie <3 Scrapbooking is great too and I think that a torn edge can look brilliant for certain things... although the Graphic Designer in me is saying a clean line is best ha x

  2. noorsiddique1997@gmail.com' 16/02/2016 / 4:38 pm

    Girl, it looks super cool. I have been art journaling a lot these days & it seems like the perfect idea to fill some pages with. I have to dig up some magazines (I’m sure they’re all gonna be pop-culture based) to work on something like this. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 24/03/2016 / 7:11 pm

      Ahhh thanks Noor – it’s so therapeutic, I can’t explain. Oooh yes this is perfect for art journalling – how are you getting on with it?

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