Monday, March 15, 2010

Wall Collage


My friend, Heather, has had a blank wall in her living room for as long as she's lived in her house. She decided she wanted to mat and frame a piece of funky fabric - but because there's a lot of wall, I suggested she compliment it with a couple collages.

I saw this craft on the design show Trading Spaces. You go to Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. and get yourself a ton of cardboard paint samples. (Heather brought the fabric so we could match our palettes with the colors in it.) Bring them home, trim all the words off, and make a bunch of different sized rectangles. We got large pieces of leftover mat board and a big tub o' matte mod podge. We spent a decent amount of time laying things out before we glued - it takes awhile to get a good composition - then we put them together. If you try this at home, you'll want to make sure the mod-podge is good and dry before you proceed.

We framed them yesterday. I think they look super funky. I can't wait to see them on Heather's walls.

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