Collage Wall Art Inspired by Pottery Barn

My idea of fun is gathering a copy of a Pottery Barn catalog, a stack of sticky notes, and a pen, and then sitting in a sunny spot to rip pages out of the magazine and make notes about how to create look-alikes for cheap. This linen board caught my eye.

Hmmm. Mental notes: Natural elements and textures plus a two or three colors that are similar to each other. The challenge begins. Here is my finished wall art, followed by the breakdown of the elements used and step-by-step pictures of the project.

What do you think of the adaptation?

Supplies and materials used to make the boards:

1. Free prints from Shutterfly.com. The quote was designed using Photoshop Elements 4.0. www.shutterfly.com
2. 12×12 scrapbooking paper left over from my wedding (Target)
3. Square from salvaged quilt
4. Free 8×10 from Hotprints. Get a free 16-page photo booklet a month from them—even the shipping is free! www.hotprints.com
5. Gold spoon picked up at Goodwill
6. Title pages from a book of quotes picked from a library sale
7. Piece of birch bark
8. Foam board found in trash left out by the roadside
9. Raffia from a 75% off after-Christmas sale (Target)
10. Natural texture placemats (Publix)

The process:

Getting ready to work. The old boards were wrapped in paper and displayed three 8x10s.

Next, I measured and cut some natural textured placemats to fit the edge areas of the boards.

The placemats were on clearance at Publix! Just goes to show what you can find in out-of-the-way places if you're looking. There's no craft store in my town so grocery stores can be an alternative!

The planning beforehand. I worked on this while waiting for someone at Starbucks.

I attached the cut-up placemats and raffia with hot glue.

Glueing the placemat material over the raffia.

First collage board done!

A few detail shots . . .

I love looking at these every day!

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