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Project

Petit Collage

This adorable animal collage has a charming vintage twist and is perfect for a child's bedroom or playroom.

Introduction

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Online Exclusive: French Bulldog Collage
If you're interested in making the French bulldog collage that artist Lorena Siminovich gave to Martha, print the following PDFs: French Bulldog 1, French Bulldog 2, and French Bulldog 3.

Materials

  • Owl template
  • Elephant template
  • Binder clips
  • Scissors
  • Assorted papers such as maps, bills, wrapping paper, book pages, wallpaper 
  • 8-by-8-inch art board
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Pushpin

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using the assembly key as a guide, adhere shapes to art board with Mod Podge, being sure to brush Mod Podge under and over the paper. Tip: To remove air bubbles, pierce with a pushpin and smooth

  2. Step 2

    Set aside until dry to the touch, and then finish with two additional coats of Mod Podge.

  3. Step 3

    Print owl or elephant template. Clip each template shape to a piece of decorative paper and cut out along lines.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2009

Reviews (5)

  • schwartzja 10 Mar, 2014

    Maybe it is just me, but these directions make no sense. Why would I mod podge something before I print out the elephant template? I'll just use common sense to create this project and I'm sure it will turn out beautifully. I love the idea of using different textured paper for each piece.

  • KarimaDee 21 Feb, 2012

    What is meant by 'art board'?
    Any suggestions?

  • Gabmail 20 Dec, 2011

    I made this for my sons birthday and it's lovely

  • JaneMain 21 Feb, 2011

    This was really easy and turned out very cute!!

  • rprimeau95 12 Aug, 2010

    does she sell a book with all the templates? I would love that mushroom one and birds, horse etc... thanks