Introduction: Collage Postcards Using Glue Sticks

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Collages showcase one of the best uses on the planet for glue sticks. What a better way to share your assemblage masterpiece than by turning it into a postcard. This project is a great way to find a use for old magazines by upcycling them into custom mailers and greeting cards.

This project is a breakout exercise from my Glue Class, a great resource for getting started with the wonderful world of adhesives (and what to do when you've forgotten to read the back of the glue bottle :D)

Step 1: Materials Needed

Materials Needed

Step 2: Cutting Pictures and Shapes

When making collages, I scan magazines for interesting photographs, shapes, textures, etc. A lot of the times the advertisements in the magazines have the best abstract images that are great for backgrounds.

Step 3: Gluing Your Pieces Together

Mating two large surface areas are quite simple, apply glue to the surface area of just one of the surfaces you are trying to bond, you don't have enough time to apply it to both. Mate the surfaces, squishing any air that may have gotten in under your perimeter and could potentially inhibit your bond.

Step 4: Keeping It Together

When applying glue to the back of the image clipping, note how I go around the perimeter of the clipping, applying almost no glue to the center.

Because we are concerned with our edges lifting, it is important that the perimeter of your bonding surfaces gets coated with enough glue.

Step 5: Share Your Postcard

That's it! Share your paper collage below - can't wait to see your version of this project! Get creative, go beyond the size of a postcard to create some fun and interesting assemblage!

For more great glue stick tips, be sure to check out the Glue Stick Lesson in my Glue Class. Happy Crafting!