Make Your Own Collage Papers with Briana

Greetings Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I am a paper addict. I love to paint my own paper, print on paper, and make rubbings on paper. I use this paper in my art journal, on handmade cards, or in various mixed media collages.

Today I would like to share a fun technique that may help you reuse some of your favorite catalogs. One of my favorite catalogs is by Paper Source. (If you’ve never been to Paper Source, you’re missing out!) The paper in their catalog is a nice weight, and it is not glossy.

Step 1:

Loosely apply gesso on both sides (to prevent curling) of a page torn from a catalog. Let dry completely.

Step 2:

Gather your supplies:

Step 3:

Place a stencil underneath your catalog page.

Use an oil pastel to create a texture rubbing. The Crayola Oil Pastels are great because they are inexpensive, and they are a larger size.

Step 4:

Apply Dye-Na-Flow with a paintbrush.

(I chose to paint loosely on only parts of the page.)

TIP: The oil pastel does get on your brush a bit, so be prepared to rinse it out before dipping back into your liquid color jar.

Another couple of reasons to use the Crayola Oil Pastels set of 28:

They are nontoxic.

The colors are great, and included are gold and silver!

I hope you enjoyed this mixed media tutorial on creating your own collage papers. Have tons of fun!

Blessings and Peace,

Briana of


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