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Super-Hero Comic Collage

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Ever wondered what to do with a stack of old comics?  Why not try recycling them into a piece of comic collage artwork?  It’s really easy to create something effective, and you can produce them in whatever size you want.  Kids can also join in or create their own.

All you need is a pair of scissors and some glue, and a pile of old comics. I created this one on a piece of mountboard so that I could frame it if I liked, but if you used spray mount (which is a non-permanent spray glue that won’t damage the paintwork when the artwork is eventually removed) you could apply it directly to the wall itself.

The free posters you often get included in these comics make a great background image to start building your collage on, and range in size from A4 to A1.  Headlines, banners, text, comic strips and individual cut out images all add variety to the composition, and you can add as little or as much as you like.  Cutting some images, while carefully tearing others out, also helps to make the composition more interesting.

I’m sure you could do a girl’s version too, though I do think this style particularly suits the super-hero comic!

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5 Responses to “Super-Hero Comic Collage”
  1. maria says:

    That looks fantastic! I love comics art, a while back we decorated a shelf (including the brackets)with comics cuttings for my son’s bedroom
    http://www.fabmums.com/2010/02/01/monday-crafts-how-to-decorate-a-shelf-with-comics-cuttings/

  2. Love it!! Such a great way to recycle!! :-)

    We should add it to Recycled Get Crafty (not due til January!), but don’t want to forget this one!!

    Maggy

  3. PS Dont forget you can also link up every week to Kids Get Crafty – craftiness FOR children count!!! Current link: http://www.redtedart.com/2010/09/15/kids-craft-the-mona-lisa/

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