Collage for Beginners and Kids: Using Painted Paper to Create a Floral Still Life Masterpiece | Em Winn | Skillshare

Collage for Beginners and Kids: Using Painted Paper to Create a Floral Still Life Masterpiece

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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6 Lessons (25m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies You Will Need for This Project

      3:15
    • 2. Step 1: Paint Background

      6:36
    • 3. Step 2: Paint Flowers

      4:02
    • 4. Step 3: Paint Vase

      3:21
    • 5. Step 4: Cut Out Flowers and Vase

      3:15
    • 6. Step 5: Glue Flowers and Vase onto Background

      4:36

About This Class

Are you looking for a fun art project for your child?

Would you like an experienced art teacher teaching your child?

The Floral Still Life Collage Art Project may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this project is perfect for children ages 7+.

There are five steps in this art project:

  • Step 1: Paint Background
  • Step 2: Paint Flowers
  • Step 3: Paint Vase
  • Step 4: Cut Out Flowers and Vase
  • Step 5: Glue Flowers and Vase onto Background

The teaching process used for this project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into creating action! Students will learn basic collage techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. This project is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this project:

Let's start creating!

Transcripts

1. Introduction and Supplies You Will Need for This Project: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating this really cool pop up. Still life. Ah, still, life is something that is still sometimes it's a face with some flowers in its sitting on a table. Sometimes it's fruit in a basket. This happens to be flowers in a vase sitting on a table. So, as you can see, I hope you can see that the flowers air kind of popping out, popping up, and it makes it look a little bit three dimensional. So it's a fun project. It takes a while, and, um, it really is worth the time and effort that you put into it. So I wanted to go over the supplies and the materials that you will need for this project. The first thing that you'll need is a piece of paper for the background, and I used a piece of watercolor paper. It's a thick paper. If you do not have watercolor paper, any thick paper will do. You will also need more sheets of thick paper watercolor paper if you have it, one to create the vase and some stems and the other to create the flowers and leaves so you will need three pieces of thick paper altogether. You will also meet a mat underneath your artwork to keep your area clean. You will also need some glue to glue down your flowers in your face. I use this type of glue. It's a wet white glue, but this glue should work as well. If you have a choice, I would use this glue. It sticks a little bit better. You will also need some scissors, some safety scissors. You will also need a small piece of paper. This is thin paper. It's copy paper. What we're going to do is crumple it up, and then we use it to stamp some paint onto the background. You will also need some clean water, a cup of clean water and one or two paintbrushes. I used this paintbrush for the background here. It just makes it a little easier to paint over big spaces, but it's up to you and what you have available to you. You will also need some acrylic or tempera paints. I have a variety of different colors here. You can just use what's available to you. You will also need a paper towel or a rag to help you with. Clean up, and you will need some sort of a palette. I like to use paper plates because they are easy cleanup. So that's it. That's it for the supplies in the materials that you will need for this project. I'm excited about it. It's nice and fun and beautiful. You can give it as a gift to your favorite flower lover, so I will see you in the next video. 2. Step 1: Paint Background: already friends. So the first thing that will want to do is make a decision. We're going to make a decision on what color We want our background to be for this particular piece of art. And so you might have different colors available to you. And what you can do is make a decision on the colors that you'd like to use based on the colors that you actually have. If you know how to do a little bit of color mixing, you can make some new colors as well. So I would suggest a lighter color for the background and a darker color for your table. So your background is going to go up here in your table, is going to come down here. So we're going to start with the lighter color in the background, and we're going to put it all along the top and a little bit down here. Let me show you what I mean. We're not going to apply the color with a paint brush like we normally do. We're going to apply the color with the piece of paper that we crumple up, and that will create a very interesting background. So I crumble up my case to paper and then I decide which side of my little piece of paper that I've crumpled up I'd like to paint with. So I think I'd like to paint with this site because it has a lot of interesting edges and angles to it. So set that down and I think I'm going to choose this light green color for my background. So I need just a tiny amount of paint that I'm going to pour onto my paper plate. It's too tiny amount don't need very much at all. And then what I'm going to Dio is I'm going to dip my paper, my crumpled up paper into this paint, and I'm going to test it out on my paper plate like this is a little bit dark. So I want some of the paint off of there. There we go, and now I just start dabbing it onto my background, and I'm not going to put a lot of these little bits of paint just going to do a little bit to create a more interesting background. Alright, guess what I'm done with that part. We'll set that aside and now what I'm going to dio is I'm going to go about 3/4 of the way down my paper, maybe even maybe even 2/3 So 1/3 of the way up or 2/3 of the way down. I think that that sounds like a good idea. And I'm going to make a decision on what color I'd like my table to be. So I would like my table to be this color right here. It's pretty dark. It's a dark, bluish, purplish, so I will pour a little bit of paint down on my palette on my paper blade palette and brush that I'm going to use is a little bit larger. If you don't have a brush, that's this large. That's okay. Just use the brush that you have. It will be fine. OK, do little Deputy Dick. Go about 2/3 down your paper or 1/3 up and make a line. It doesn't have to be a perfectly straight line, and we're just going to start painting. I'm going to do this quickly. You can take a little bit more time if you like, So I'm just going to go back and forth. I'm not going to go around and around like this. I'm just going back and forth. Here we go. Almost done. I'd like to have full coverage. That means I'd like this part of my paper to be fully covered with the blue pate. There you go. Okay. Now, the next thing I'm going to Dio is I am going to put this away into my water, and I am going to pour out some lighter blue and some white. So this blue right here's a little bit lighter than this blue, Let me show you. So we have these two different colors, and then I'm going to pour a little bit of this blew out just a tiny bet and a tiny bit of white. And then I'm going to just start painting across in little tiny lines. Let me show you what I mean. I have my smaller paintbrush. I have it in my water. And I Did you see how I dried it off a little bit? Because with this particular project, we're not using Ah, whole lot of water. We what? We don't want the pain to be super wet. All right, I dip it into my lighter blue paint. And I just make little lines like this. You might even have a hard time seeing them on the video. But I am just making some little lines from straight lines going across going horizontally , and that just creates a little bit more interest. Okay, I'm not I'm not completely going over the whole dark blue background, just making little lines. Now I'm going to go in with my white and I'm going to make somewhere little lines. And as you can see, the white kind of blends in with the blue. And that's the look that I like. I'm just going a little lines, little lines all the way down all the way down my paper. Oh, I love it. All right. I think that that's it. So what we're going to do now is we're going to allow this part of the painting to dry. When we come back, we will start painting our flowers, and then eventually we will cut out our flowers and glue them onto this background. And by the time that happens, this background should be dry. So you need to let this fully dry to continue on with this part of the project. I'll see you back in just a minute. 3. Step 2: Paint Flowers: already friends. I'm back. So I have a brand new piece of paper that I'm going to be painting my flowers on. And I also have poured out some different colors of acrylic paints. Look at how pretty that looks. I just basically, I'm using the colors that I do have available to me, so you'll want to do the same. So what you'll want to do is pour out a little bit of paint on your palate. In this case, I'm using a paper plate, and what we're going to do is we're just going to start painting flowers on this blank piece of paper. So I'm going to use a paintbrush that's about this large. You can use one that's a little larger, smaller, if you'd like. This is just the one that I have available to me today, so I'm going to think about some flowers that I have seen in real life and maybe Onley on television or on the computer. My favorite flower, just in case you want to know, is a sunflower. So I'm going to paint to some flour sunflower with a nice yellow circle, and then I'm just going to start making its lease. And as you can see, my painting of my flower is fairly large. You want it to be kind of large because we are going to make, uh, still life. That's pretty large. So we want to make it pretty big. Let me see. I'm going Teoh, maybe put a little bit of orange and there. So what I'm going to do at this point is I am going to just start painting my flowers and you could watch me. Or if you'd like to get started on your own flowers. You can certainly do that as well. And I will come back when I am finished painting my flowers. I'm going to speed up this video, so I will see you in just a minute. - Already . Friends, I'm back. What do you think? I think that looks fantastic. I have a lot of great flowers going on here. They're nice and colorful, and I think that they're really gonna pop out on to my piece of paper. The next thing that I'm going to paint is a base and maybe a couple of more leaves so I could make sure that I have enough to fill up my whole base. So I'll see you in the next video 4. Step 3: Paint Vase: already friends. So I'm back with my background paper and it's almost dry. It's not nearly dry, but the reason why I brought it back is because I wanted to show you that you will need to measure how large your base is going to be before you start painting it. So I have a piece of plane paper here and I can see that I want my base to go about right here on my background. So my base is going to be about this big. I would say about this big because I wanted to be down starting maybe about right here to go up about this far. So just kind of measure your piece of paper that you're going to paint your vase on with your background and then make a decision on how large you'd like your base to be. Some people like short faces that air real wide. Some people like tall vases that are really narrow. I think I'm just going to have a medium sized face and I am not going to outline it or anything. I'm just going to start painting, So let me move this out of the way and let it continue to dry a little bit. And then what I'm going to do is I'm just going to start painting my base on here. And like I said before, I'm not going to outline it or anything. I'm just going to start painting, so I will speed up the video and you can watch me, or you can get started on your own base already . Friends, I'm back. And I wanted to mention something. I think that now that I'm looking at this, I'd like my base to be even larger than this. So sometimes as an artist, you will take a look at your own artwork and you will think who Maybe I'd like to change that a little bit. And that's what I'm doing right now. I think I like my vase to be taller. So what I'm going to do is I am going to go back and I'm going to change it a little bit. And as an artist, I get to do that because this is my artwork. And just as yours is your artwork, you can change your change yours as well. So I'm going to do that and it'll take me just a minute. Here I go already. Friends. I'm back and I'm really happy with my artwork. Now I'm happy with my base. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to allow it to dry. And then when we come back, we will be cutting. And then eventually, we will be gluing our flowers and our vase onto our background, so I'll see in a little bit. 5. Step 4: Cut Out Flowers and Vase: already friends. I'm back and my PT is dry. I have my beautiful face and I added some stems for my flowers. And then I also have my flowers that I painted a while ago there completely dry. And that's how we need them to be before I start cutting. So I am going to get my handy dandy scissors, and I am going to start cutting. I am going to speed up this video so you can either watch me cut or you can get started on cutting your own flowers base and stems out. So here I go. Alrighty, friends. I'm finished. Wow, that took me a while. But it's going to be totally worth it. So I took my time cutting all of these out. And our next step is going to be gluey these beautiful flowers and this face down onto our backgrounds. So I'll see you back here in just a minute. 6. Step 5: Glue Flowers and Vase onto Background: already friends. So I'm back. My background is completely dry and that's what I like. And so what I'm going to do next is I'm going to start gluing my base and my flowers onto my background so I'd like my face to go about halfway down my table, so I would probably put it just about right there on my base. I'm going to use a bead of glue all the way around, and then I will press down. It's OK if it sticks up a little bit, because this this type of artwork is almost three D. It's going to be sticking out a little bit. It's going to pop out the flowers air going to pop out. So as I'm going my flowers down, what I'm going to do is I'm going to just glue the center of the each flower down, and then later I'm going to come back and I'm going to pop the pedals out a little. But I'm going to fold them out so they stick out a little bit. It's OK with me, and I think that I'm going to do this on my own piece of artwork. If the edges of the flower go off of the paper a little bit because because I like the way that that looks. So it's up to you. So I'm just going to start gluing. You can either place the flowers in the vase the way that you want them before you start gluing or you could just go for it and start gluing. That's what I'm going to dio. So this is the type of glue that I'm going to be using this this time for this project. And if you don't have this type of glue available you can use this type is well, it's up to you and what you have available to you. So I'm going to get started on that. I'm going to speed up this video and I'll see you back here in just a minute. Hey, friends, welcome back. And here's my finished collage. I hope that you like it. I certainly like it. I think that it looks really cool and colorful and beautiful. As you can see, some of the flowers are sticking up and and they're coming off of the paper. And that's actually what I want. I want that to happen, so I actually am going to bend the paper just a little bit more so I could get even war of that look. So what I do is I go back and I start bending the leaves and the flowers a little bit. So they pop out even mawr than there popping out right now. So you hold down the center and then you just pop out some of those leaves. That's the look that I'm going for with this project. If you'd rather things to be more flat, what you can do is you could put a heavy book on your piece of paper and that will hold things down and went Once the glue is dry, your flowers should be more flat to the paper. So I hope that you can see this. I hope that you can see how my artwork flowers are popping out there sticking out. And that is actually Ah, good thing. That's what I'm looking for. You know what? I think I'm gonna dio going to take this off. I have this tape down. I just want you to meet, be able to see this how this is sticking up. Can you see that? Can you see how it's sticking up a little bit, so I just want to make sure that you can see that I will see you in the next video by.