magazine art

Today I’m sharing a fun, easy project that you can do with your kids or whenever you get a free minute.  It’s an old-school craft project.  Remember…

diy art using clippings from magazines

I always have a stockpile of blank art canvases because I love giving them to my kids and having them unleash their creativity.

magazine art collage

It’s also a great way for Mama to flip through her stockpile of design magazines and get rid of them once and for all.  I grabbed about 5 magazines and cut out words or short phrases that caught my attention.

make a magazine clipping art collage

I’ll give you one guess why I cut this one out.  ;)   Kids.

diy magazine art collage

Or this one.

magazine art collage diy

After 30 minutes I had a nice collection of words.

diy art using magazine clippings

I then brushed a light coat of the all-surface Mod Podge onto a small section of the canvas and started placing my words randomly.  This took me about 45 minutes.  Once the Mod Podge was dry I brushed a light coat over the entire canvas.

make a colorful magazine clipping art collage

I wanted to finish off the edges a bit so I grabbed my black electrical tape and wrapped it around the canvas.

colorful pop art using magazine clippings

Then I added silver thumb tacks on two edges for a funky effect.

bold colorful magazine clipping art collage

add tons of color to your walls with magazine clipping art

I decided to replace this framed piece in our downstairs bathroom.  I like this abstract picture, but wanted to add some more color.  I don’t have magazines in any of our bathrooms because I want you in and out, thank you very much.  So this is a tongue-in-cheek way for me to provide my guests with some “entertainment” in the loo.

free colorful art using magazine clippings

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free colorful art made with magazine clippings

I’m currently working on another canvas with just QR codes.  I thought I’d provide some interactive fun in the loo as well.  Is that T.M.I. or what??  :-)

diy art using clippings from magazines

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2 Responses to magazine art

  1. Mom says:

    Now that I’m back among the living – I love this and can just imagine the kidlets having a ball.

    Love you tons and tons – xoxoxo

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