Some days ago
I promised you a making of
or DIY or tutorial if you like
of my collage
L'amour d'une Maman.
I know some of you really don't need a tutorial like this
because you're masters in making collages yourself.
But I thought it would be nice to share with you how I did it
because we all have our own ways.
And I warmly welcome every tip and trick you can share with me!
So here we go...
~ L'amour d'une Maman ~
The making of a mixed media collage
an image as your center piece
a piece of thin cardboard
gel medium or a similar adhesive
distress ink (I used Ranger's Vintage Photo)
and ink applier
a canvas board of any size you like
several fabrics matching your image in colour
a paintbrush if you like (or your fingers)
acrylic paints (I used raw sienna, olive green deep and white)
see-through fabrics (I used a light and a dark colour for contrast)
(old) laces and lace appliques if you have any
embellishments (charms, buttons, chains, whatever you like)
some string to hang your collage with like a cord, twine, rope or chain
needle and thread (matching the colours of your fabrics and laces)
sewing machine (if you have one)
a drill or an awl and hammer
How to make the collage: