Garden Collage Wall Art
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Garden Collage Wall Art


Coordinating scrapbook papers easily mix and match to create this stunning, custom wall sculpture. STYROFOAM™ brand foam makes it lightweight and super inexpensive.
Designed by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Sheets: 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch (2); 1-inch x 12-inch x 12-inch (1)
  • Scrapbook Papers: 12-inch x 12-inch (7-10 sheets, heavier weight)
  • Acrylic Craft Paint, to coordinate with paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Sharp Pencil
  • T-Square, optional
  • Utility Knife (with new blade) or Serrated Kitchen Knife & Old Candle
  • Craft Pins
  • Craft Sticks
  • Hook & Loop Picture Hangers
  • Thick White Craft Glue
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Referring to cutting plan, use straight edge and pencil to mark cutting lines on 12-inch x 36-inch x 1-inch sheets of STYROFOAM brand foam.


Step: 2

Cut out pieces using a utility knife or a serrated kitchen knife (wax the serrated knife blade with an old candle for easier cutting).


Step: 3

Paint all edges, including the 12-inch x 12-inch square, with acrylic craft paint. Let dry.


Step: 4

Cut scrapbook papers to fit foam pieces.


Step: 5

Spread a very thin, even layer of craft glue on foam piece and adhere corresponding paper; if needed, secure corners with craft pins until dry. Repeat until all foam pieces are covered. Let dry. (Note: Papers may appear wavy at first, but will smooth out as glue dries.)


Step: 6

Using low-temp glue, assemble the sculpture following the assembly diagram. For additional reinforcement, glue craft sticks to reverse side to connect the pieces; be sure craft sticks are not visible from the front.


Step: 7

Affix hook and loop hangers to the back for hanging.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Try different combinations of colors and patterns to create a custom collage that perfectly captures your style. When you’re finished, you won’t need to put holes in your wall to hang the lightweight artwork…hook-and-loop hangers will hold it securely.