Was teaching some students last week and thought I would get them started with collage art! We created serendipity collages for card making!! The students enjoyed creating their collages with scraps of paper and were very happy to see how cool their cards looked using their own art. We used a variety of accents with a layer to really show off the mini works of art!! Some added greetings using embossing powder!! To the uninitiated, that is always a huge wow!!
For those of you who may not be familiar with serendipity collage it is very easy and can be done in several different ways. In this case, we used scraps of paper in several coordinating colours. These ones used blues and golds. They were all different - teal, green, reds, purples, etc. Using a quarter sheet of cardstock - can be a rejected card, a commercial card, a poorly stamped image or just junk mail - just glue ripped pieces onto to it until it is completely covered. We used pieces about 3/4" - 1" so when we cut our collage we would still see a good amount of different pieces!!
We cut our quarter sheet into four pieces - in half one way and then those in half again. The little collages were layered onto coordinating paper - in this case gold gift wrap - and glued to the front of the card. If you want to add a greeting using embossing powder it is best to do that before you glue your collage to the front. The 3D embellishments varied from metal charms to layered accents which I created with punches and some fun accents!!
This is a great technique for creating a set of cards which can be given as gifts by just varying the accent and greetings!!