Hole punched magazine collage rainbow wall art

I am really enjoying writing projects for my upcoming eBooks and workshops. I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite step-by-step projects from those I will be including.

What I used
Squared off A4 Recycled board
Hole punch

What I did

  1. Search through magazines to find all the colours you need for a rainbow plus a pale blue for the sky. In this case I used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink.
  2. We squared off an A4 piece of recycled board. Use a compass to draw eight concentric curves from opposite corners to form a  rainbow.
  3. Water down some PVA craft glue approximately 75%  glue to 25% water. Apply to the card either side of the rainbow. Rip or cut the pale blue magazine and apply to form the sky blue background. Apply another layer of glue to seal.
  4. Cut a strip of red magazine, about 5cm wide if the magazine will allow. You may need to work with thinner strips if that is all that can be found. Concertina this approx eight times.
  5. Use the hole punch to cut out circles of the red.
  6. Fitting as many punches as you can to make the most of the colour.
  7. Apply glue to the outermost curve and begin applying the hole punched red paper in a scale like pattern. If you rub the punched circles between your fingers it will loosen them and they will separate more easily. You can use a paintbrush damp with glue to pick up and place. 
  8. Add some additional circles above the curve  in a random placement but roughly evenly across the length of the curve.
  9. Repeat this with the orange. Saving several of the previous colour circles to place randomly upon the next completed curve.
  10. Repeat step 9 with the yellow paper.
  11. Repeat step 9 with the green paper.
  12. Repeat step 9 with the blue paper.
  13. Repeat step 9 with the purple paper.
  14. Repeat step 9 with the pink paper, add a few more circles of the pink and purple randomly below the curve.
  15. Apply another coat of glue to seal. This can be coated with either Modge Podge or varnish to seal further but a good coat of PVA is usually sufficient, especially of being placed in a frame.

I hope you enjoyed this project, look out for my new eBooks and workshops if you’d like to see more. For notifications please sign up for my newsletter at www.kirstieadamson.co.uk

About Kirstie Adamson

Kirstie Adamson is a magazine & junkmail collage artist. Co-Founder of EcoCreate art & craft network and a passionate revamp crafter!


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