scissors, magazines, brushes or sponges, old letters, stamps, ugly tins that are too useful to throw out, and most importantly, a talented artistic gal to spend a crafternoon with.
OK, so I've known Miss Crafty since she was two. Wow, that makes me old--never mind. She and her sister Beks have been my daughter's friends since they were all babies, and for as long as I can remember, Lisa and her sister have been making all sorts of delightful things. Honored that this girly girl would want to hang out with an old lady and teach her the art of collage/decoupage.
What I most appreciate about Lisa's approach to collage is that she really thinks it through rather than just slapping together a bunch of pretty pictures. She considers color and theme. In her own words, "It's like putting a puzzle together or telling a story".
Here's a clever use of an old soda can tab. It looks like a belt buckle, doesn't it?
Lisa carefully plans out her design, making sure she's completely satisfied with the layout before gluing anything to the tin.
How cool is that - besides beautiful, that's one less Altoids tin rusting away in a landfill.
*ModgePodge® can be found in most craft stores. I am receiving no compensation for this announcement :)