Collage ideas can be as varied as the materials you use. Making a collage fun doesn't necessarily mean there needs to be humor on the page, but it does mean that you use your imagination and make ordinary items more interesting.
Before You Get Started
Keep these tips in mind as you start to gather up materials:
Sample Collage Projects
Beloved Pets: Pets play an important part in our lives. Why not give them a place of honor in your collage? Try using large, medium and small photos of your pets' eyes or face. Or, create a spiral effect by starting with the smallest pet in the middle and then spiraling out the photos in an ever-widening circle, using larger and larger photos.
Chinese Fortunes: Glue the fortunes upside down, lopsided or overlapping one another. Or, just glue them down one after another so that you can easily read them.
Inspirational Phrases, Song Lyrics Or Lines Of Poetry: Use phrases that mean something to you. The phrases can be used to provide inspiration to you while the song lyrics can add a little thought to the pattern and the poetry a little romance.
Rainbow Collage: In this fun, easy collage art project, cut out strips of colored construction paper in several colors. Start with the lightest colors, and allow each color to flow into the next.
Retro Collage: Affix a hula hoop to the wall, and fill in the center with old photos, advertisements and interesting headlines clipped from old magazines from the '50s and '60s.
Scraps Of Paper: Use scraps of colored and print paper to recreate a photo. This may mean you won't be able to see the photo unless you're standing across the room. Don't tell your friends there's a secret photo inside the collage, and see how long it takes them to figure it out.
Sports Paraphernalia: School sports collages are generally created by high school girls. By creating a sports collage, girls can add all of the paraphernalia that comes with it, including some hunky photos of the football team, their own cheerleading or baton twirling photos, programs from the school's sporting events, photos of all of the school teams-or at least the ones they think are cool-a few tassels from their pom-poms, and the gate tickets to all of the games they attended.
Want to learn how to make a collage on the computer? Easy: Just use one of many available image programs. The programs are simple enough that even the most non-savvy computer user can create a collage in just a few hours.
The most common and creative collage ideas have been in use for centuries. But today's artist has a few new ideas up her sleeve.
When you make a collage, you create a statement. The artist has full control over what materials are used and how they are used in order to create emotional responses.