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Thread: Collage using paper, fabric, etc.

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    Collage using paper, fabric, etc.

    Is there anyone on here who does collage?

    I don't plan on using photos, just paper, fabrics, bits and pieces of string, lace, etc., anything that makes it cute.

    This is just for me - not to sell or give as gifts.

    What do you use as the background? Wood? Canvas? Paper - what kind?

    And what kind of glue is best for this?

    Suggestions?
    Any web sites? I couldn't find much.

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    Haven't done any for years. I used to do the collage to decorate those paper-mache boxes. Then I used the Alene's Tacky Glue and then another covering, which I cannot remember what that was.

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    I used to use Mod Podge over paper.
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Size:  380.5 KBUhu glue is the best I've found for paper and adhering other things to it...it help up to gluing a penny on index weight paper for second graders. Any other glue? The penny popped off. This was in the days before E6000. I don't know if E6000 is for paper with other items...it does great for glass to ceramic and that sort of thing. I'm attaching a picture of the UHU...I used the one near the top of the picture that is listed at $3.99. Dunno about the Uhu glue sticks. Hope this helps!
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    Look at the book "Serendipity Quilts" by Susan Carlson. She does fabric collage with scraps using photographs. Her work is quite impressive and she uses a simple and short list of supplies including Aileen's Tacky Glue. I bought my book on Amazon and have started a collage based on a stained glass window photograph. So far, my efforts are producing pleasing results and colorful dolphins.

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    I neglected to add that my base is muslin. I sketched my design onto the muslin and indicated what colors should go where, creating a paint-by-number effect. My scraps are trimmed to fit the design on the muslin and glued in place. Just looking at the book cover tells it all in a variety of batiks, same color family.

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