I love living in a digital age – I can’t imagine what the world would be like without the internet or Photoshop!? But 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…
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 video to share the process and (hopefully) inspire more people to get their collage on so here’s my abstract 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!