Wall Collage D cor
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Wall Collage D cor

A chic way to display your most precious photos.

Designed by Craft Marketing Connections, Inc. courtesy of Elmer's.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • (6) Elmer's® Foam Board™, Black on Black, 20" x 30" x 3/16" (or 3 Black on Black sheets, 1/2” thick)
  • X-ACTO® #1 Craft Knife with extra blades
  • Elmer's® CraftBond™ Ultra Stix All®
  • Elmer's® CraftBond™ Extra Strength Glue Stick
  • (6) 12" x 12" scrapbook papers, coordinating black/gray
  • 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" black & white photos
  • Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Pencil
  • (2) Large Paper Clips
 

Project Instructions

Use Elmer's® CraftBond™ Extra Strength Glue Stick to glue together two 20" x 30" x 3/16” Elmer's® Foam Board™ sheets (or use one sheet that is ½” thick.) Repeat with remaining Foam 3/16” thick Boards™. Measure, mark and use X-ACTO® #1 Craft Knife (with new blade) and ruler to cut Foam Board™ into pieces as follows: 10" x 30"; 15" x 30"; 10" x 20"; two 6" x 8". Cut three 2" x 5" pieces for support/spacers. (Hint: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blades often.) Set aside scraps to later mount photos.

Refer to photo to plan placement of Foam Board™ pieces and determine paper arrangement. (Plan to leave some black spaces between papers to create contrast.) Use X-ACTO® Knife and ruler to cut paper to desired size. Apply Glue Stick to Foam Board™ and attach paper. Use X-ACTO® Knife to trim edges of paper with Foam Board™ as needed.

Before gluing arrangement, position pieces. For support, stack and use Elmer's® CraftBond™ Ultra Stix All® on Spacers to support behind various pieces. Then connect pieces with Ultra Stix All® and let dry. (Check after five minutes to be sure pieces didn’t shift.)

Plan placement of photos. Crop photos as needed. Then use Glue Stick to attach photos to scrap pieces of Foam Board™ that are larger than the photos. Use X-ACTO® knife and ruler to trim Foam Board™ even with photo edges. Use Glue Stick to attach mounted photos to collage.

For hanger, on back, hold piece up to determine balance points and where to place hangers. Measure 3” down from top and use X-ACTO® Knife to make 1/4" long horizontal slit. Slightly separate curved ends of paper clips 1/4". Insert and glue using Ultra Stix All® shorter rounded end up into slit, creating hanger loops with longer end of paper clips.
 

Tips

The advantage to this project is that you can create your own arrangement with the various size Foam Board™ pieces. If you want the exact look, follow these steps.

Craft Notes

Adults only should use the X-ACTO® Knife.