Torn paper collage on canvas

They really are fun to experiment with. These canvas boards came out really well and became the covers for my Halloween book; which is a work in progress.

Torn paper collage on canvas

I know some of you find this a bit tedious but it really makes displaying your art work so much easier and much more professional looking. Using parts of the template figure out where you want your white center to be. We will be using the white of the paper for this.

I lightly marked with pencil where the center will go. Mix some white paint with your blue paint to make a light blue. Start painting around your white center.

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I wanted to have some brush marks showing movement. If you look at the two finished pieces you can see what I was going for. Continue painting now making your blue darker by mixing in some purple or maybe a little black. Paint until you are right off the page keeping that circular motion in your brushstrokes.

Now you can use the template or try to make your own. Trace out your figures on black paper.

Torn paper collage on canvas

Use the yellow paper for the star. When you have your silhouettes cut out place them on the paper, you are trying to position your horizon line. Lightly pencil in where you want your horizon line to be.

You want to center the Baby Jesus in the white.


Mix up a very dark blue, try to make a shade that you haven't already used in the painting. I've seen black used but I think a dark blue looks better as it doesn't compete with the silhouettes.

Glue down your black paper cutouts. It's good to start with the Baby Jesus. And there you have a very striking piece for Christmas. Give it a try.David Asch is an accomplished author, artist and designer based in Brighton, UK. To date he has written two books on Adobe Photoshop Elements for Focal Press: Focus on Photoshop Elements and How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements, now in its 7th edition.

1. Choose a photo for reference to create your torn paper collage.

Torn paper collage on canvas

2. Sketch the photo image and background design on paper. Tack the sketch to the wall. 4. Tear large pieces of desired colored handmade and commercial acid-free papers for the background.

You will be working from the background to. A List of Collage Art Links: Links to Collage Artists Sites on the Internet. Discover easy and unique ideas for home, decor, beauty, food, kids etc.

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Get ideas for party invitations, surprises, decorations, food & drink, and styling. Eileen Downes is a collage artist who "paints" using bits of torn paper for a palette of paint. She is an accomplished artist and her bio, background, gallery exhibition history, and artwork are available to be seen on the site.

She sells her work in galleries across the United States. Her collage paintings have included series such as God's Beauty, God's Bounty, Stepping-Up, Stinson.

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