Tim Coffey Travel Die-cut Cardstock Nautical Motifs
Tim Coffey Travel Sea Adhesive Chipboard
Permanent tape runner
See the Supply List for items you can purchase here. You will also need:
Four 8 x 8 inch picture frames with glass and white/ivory mat included
Dye ink - light brown
Acrylic paint - light gray
Creating a college is fun and easy to do. There is no right or wrong way to place embellishments as collages take on the personality of their creators. A technique we use is to cut out/around embellishments while they are still on the release paper. This keeps the embellishments from sticking and allows movement around the piece.
Disassemble the frames. Clean the glass if needed.
Select a patterned paper and cut it to an 8 x 8 inch size for the outer pattern. Use the trimmer to cut down the mat that came with the frame to a 7 x 7 inch size. Cut a second printed paper to 5 x 5 inches. Adhere this paper to the reverse of the mat so the print can be seen through the opening. Centered the mat on the 8 x 8 inch background paper, leaving the background paper showing around the mat. Adhere in place with adhesive foam.
Tear small segments of patterned paper. Brush with a thin coat of watered down acrylic paint to give a bleached or aged appearance to the paper; let paint dry. Adhere to a selected area of the mat with adhesive dots.
Select coordinating chipboard die-cuts and acetate accents. Position accents onto mat. The corners of the mat’s opening are great places to accent.
To give texture, adhere a scrap of burlap with an adhesive dot, then layer a coordinating embellishment on top.
Reassemble the frame with all layers, mat and glass.
Hang all four frames in a linear or grouping fashion.