The instruction manual is full of pictures of the various things designed and made by Maryjo Koch with the materials in this kit. They range from cards to decorating journals. It offers very simple step-by-step instructions that are written for those who not familiar with collage work and/or working with antique style ephemera. For someone seeking more advanced knowledge and ideas in collage, I would recommend one of Maryjo Koch's books. This kit is created for beginners and is represented as such through the materials in the kit.
The kit contains:
- A Detailed Instruction Booklet
- 12 notecards and envelops
- 96 sheets of assorted artwork
- A proportion wheel
- A glue stick
- A handy organizational box to hold and protect the supplies.
|Bird Collage Card|
Then I took the butterfly that I had cut out and added some "Martha Stewart Glitter" to it.
I cut the various pieces out and then glued them onto the book cover. The project took about 20 minutes to finish (including paint drying time).
Then I decided to use some scrapbooking papers that I had from the Echo Park Paper Co "Dots and Strips" collection. The first paper I used was the "Large Leaf Dot" paper.
Then I cut out the "Tuxedo Dot" paper for the side of the triangle shape.
|Plaid Extreme Glitter Paint|
- Lay out the papers and ephemera that you are planning on using to make sure they compliment each other.
- Keep the paper scraps, you can use them for other projects.
- Don't forget to add fun items like buttons, charms, etc. to give your pieces dimension.
- When working with the Plaid Extreme Glitter paints, I put a piece of plastic wrap onto the container before I put the lid back on. It keeps it from drying out.