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The art of collage with 7gypsies and Tattered Angels

At Canvas Corp Brands, we encourage everyone to express themselves in the way they feel most comfortable. Whether it’s painting, home decor, mixed media, sewing… it really doesn’t matter! What matters is that you are having fun!

Collage… for some it will be an easy, effortless form of artistic expression, for others… the worst nightmare they’d rather avoid than take part in. We have for you 3 very different takes on the genre – none of them is the wrong way of doing it. All of them are they way to do it – which is YOUR way!


Dream BIG – Fly HIGH – Diana Riukas

‘This easy collage art project features some ARCHITEXTURES products. The theme is Dream BIG – Think outside the Box. The main subject of the collage is a girl with wings because she’s going to fly high!’

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Materials used:
7gypsies Paris collage tissue
7gypsies Architextures Stash Paque – Create 
7gypsies Architextures Small Base – Wings
Mod Podge matte
Sargent liquid metal- gold paint


Collage and decoration – Ilana Polakiewicz

‘I made 2 collages using scraps of paper and various CCB goodies.’

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Materials used:
Big envelope
Architextures Salvage Art – Drawer
7gypsies Mini-ephemera – Adverts
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Tattered Leather, Coffee Shop
Scraps of paper
Acrylic paints: Cinza, areia – Acrilex
Stamps: Letters – Worn text, numeric and papillon – Tim Hotlz / Stampers Anonymous
Graphite pencil
Archival ink pad – Jet Black – Ranger


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Materials used:
White cardboard
7gypsies Architextures Salvage Art: Drawer, Wall
7gypsies Gypsy Seamstress collection
Architextures Tall Base: Rosettes
Architextures Parchment Rub-On: Pose
Canvas Corp Natural burlap
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: DijonCoffee Shop
Scraps of paper
Archival ink pad – Sepia – Ranger
Sanguine – Conté Paris

 You can find more details of Ilana’s collages in her blog post.

Lady with wings – Tammy Brackett

‘I adore Architextures. The elements are so beautiful, so full of dimension and incredibly easy to use! I used a decoupage technique to cover an 8×8 CCB Chunky Stretched Canvas and added a Weathered Lady Statue Architextures element that I enhanced with a pair of Architextures Angel Wings. The two elements (sold separately) seem to go together perfectly. I finished the piece with one of my handmade paper feathers.’

Materials used:
Canvas Corp 8×8 Chunky Stretched Canvas
Architextures Weathered Lady Statue
Architextures Angel Wings
Handmade paper feather
scissors, Mod Podge, paint brush

Tip from Tammy: One of my youtube subscribers suggested a sprinkle of baby powder on the back of the Architextures Angel Wing that drapes over the canvas – this will keep it from sticking to other things!


So… Don’t be scared! Grab your paints and papers and have a go at your very own collage – the best way to do it is to give it a go and see where it takes you.

Oh, and don’t forget to have fun!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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