Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Collage

September is here, which means it is time to switch out the Summer Collage for Fall.
For those of you who missed my earlier posts about my seasonal collages, I have a collage that hangs in our entryway for every season: Home (the in-between seasons collage), Spring, Summer and now Fall. Halloween, Christmas and Valentines will be revealed in their respective month. The collages are a fun way to honor the seasons and use up my stash of craft supplies.

Top:  I cut out a little house out of Scrabble scrapbook paper, stamped the word Family onto cardstock and placed it over the house, and then secured a clear acrylic heart with a red brad over Family. The flower is layered and has velvet leaves. The word Fall is made from Basic Grey chipboard letters.

Middle: The tree was stamped using a Stampin' Up! stamp. The Autumn circle was a pre-made chipboard shape. The 28 are Tim Holtz metal numbers, and represent my husband's birthday - November 28.

Bottom: The Definition was pre-made, I just the stamped leaves and inked the edges. On the flower, I added a grommet with the word Home in the center and placed it on a square piece of card stock.

And here is the collage hanging in the frame.

I will post this weekend's creation once I have some better light to take photos.



  1. Lovely! How long did this take you to make? And overall, how much do you think it would cost to make something like this?

  2. You should have classes!! Do you do classes? I would come for sure.

  3. Jenny, as always your collages are so pretty! Need to get my Halloween collage out!

  4. Lovely is right! I am obsessed. Thank you for sharing and I have added this to my list!

  5. Thanks ladies!

    Stranded - it probably took me an afternoon to make, because I would keep moving things around until I liked the look. I would say the most expensive thing was the frame ($20?) and then paper and supplies, another 20? You could also use clip art found on the internet in place of the stamps and chipboard I used.

    Laurie - Is this Laurie C? I have taught classes out of my home in the past, but it's been awhile. I would happy to get together one weekend and even just craft or show you the method to madness.

  6. This is quite fabulous. Well done! I'd love a tutorial on how you ink the edges of paper -- forgive me if you've done this. I've dabbled with that technique (I like to make handmade cards) but I'm not quite sure I've got it right...

  7. Sarah - I have several methods that I use when inking the edges of paper. One method is to drag or sweep the edges of the paper along your ink pad. This is the method I use most. Another is to apply ink to a sponge or dauber, and then rub or daub the inked sponge/dauber along the edges of your paper. Play around on some scrap paper and see which method you like best. The sponge/ dauber effect gives you a softer look, and the ink pad method can be a little heavier

  8. Thanks for the tip! I just bought some little sponges so I'm going to give it a try tonight!

  9. Another great Jenny-collage!!! You always have so many interesting things to look at, yet the whole is simple and fresh.
    I look forward to seeing it IRL!!!!

  10. Jenny, this a test, only a test :) I will explain on Sat!


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