Magazine Inspired Texture

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!

Watercolor-Textures collage

What can you do with a magazine image collage to help grow your creative skills?

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