Kids love to cut and paste. Recently Miss Tickles was visiting for the afternoon and wanted to make something. With some old magazines, scissors, paste, and paper, she had a wonderful time creating collages.
I didn’t want to be left out of the fun, so I also put together a magazine collage. I was mainly looking for images that would look like texture.
After looking at the collage for a few days, I thought it would be fun to recreate the “textures” with a black marking pen. I did not try to draw all of the collage, but as you can see from the photo, it almost has a zentangle look to it— although probably none of it is close to official patterns.
I also tried to recreate the textures with watercolor, which was much more difficult. I still have much to learn, but it was a good exercise!
What can you do with a magazine image collage to help grow your creative skills?