Upcycled Magazine Heart Collage

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Believe it or not, this heart themed collage is made exclusively from two magazines!

 

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This project would be a really fun craft to make with the kids so they can look at an old magazine in a different light!

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Step One:  when you go through the magazine, pull out pages with solid colors that are at least 2 inches wide.

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Step Two:  pull out pages with colorful images that will be the heart shaped pieces.

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This is am image of an old fashioned chair

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It made a perfect 2″ square for a background!  It helps to think 2″ squares when you are sorting through the magazine for background images.

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Step Three:  cut out 25 2″ squares (for a 10 x 10 collage.)

 

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Step Four: Cut out 25 hearts from the patterned images.  The mug (we used to have these mugs back in the day) is a perfect example of looking for colorful images.

 

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Step Five:  Finish the collection of 25 backgrounds and 25 hearts.  I used a paper punch for the hearts, but you can make a template or cut the hearts free hand for a more rustic collage.

Step Six:  Glue down all the pieces.  I used a 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas but you can use mat board, canvas board, or card board.  I used glue stick to attach the hearts to each background and rubber cement to attach them to the canvas.

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Who would guess this collage came from two old magazines?

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

One thought

  1. Such a cute idea! I am all about free upcyle latley and this is a great project. Also im too young you have those mugs back in the day but i rememebr them as a child..love them so much i had to buy some…i believe they are fire king mugs in the magazine like the ones i have.

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