- Old magazines
- Wooden cabinet
- White chalk paint, Annie Sloan
- Watercolour pencils
Sand down the cabinet and coat with white chalk paint to give an even background. Allow the paint to dry completely and check all nooks and crannies are covered.
Select suitable pages from old magazines; whole sheets with a large illustration can be used as a focal point, smaller adverts with borders or stand-alone articles can be cut out to fill spaces. Try and keep a balance between text and pictures.
Apply PVA to one side of the cabinet with a wide brush, then add the paper pieces one by one. Smooth the sheets down by hand, allow the paper to soak up the glue, then rub any wrinkles away with a soft dry cloth.
Allow the glue to dry, then colour pictures with watercolour pencils, blended to look like old fashioned spot colour printing. Paint over the entire collage with PVA and sponge over this while wet to remove brush marks and give a matt finish. Continue until the entire cabinet is covered.