The word collage, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, refers to an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth or wood) glued on a surface. It is derived from the French verb, coller, which means to glue. Collages are fun to create and can be incorporated as a useful coaching tool. You might encourage your clients to make collages around different things, qualities, ideas, and opportunities that they wish to attract into their life. These personal artistic creations are a powerful way to make a statement about what you want most. While there are a lot of techniques you can use when designing and developing your collage, here are some tips to keep in mind.1. Laying the foundation.
You need to find something to create your collage upon. Poster board, which comes in a variety of sizes and colors, is a good place to start. Large poster board measures 22 inches by 28 inches and is available at any office supply store. White is probably the best choice since you can add color, as you choose, to the background. You can purchase 8.5 inch by 11 Wholesale Plaid Fabric inch packages of colored paper and place them in various areas on the white board to enjoy a multicolored background. This is especially nice when it highlights or brings out the color in a picture that you place on top of it. You can also paint the background with a design or solid color, or even use wall paper or other decorative scrap book papers to create the background that you desire.2. Materials, materials and more materials. You need some basic materials on hand in order to get started, including poster board, scissors, colored pens and pencils, and some glue sticks.
A collage is your personal canvas, yours to decorate in any way that you please. Gather magazines and other materials from which you can cut out pictures, words and phrases. Add money or coinage, or the scent of your favorite perfume or cologne (these scents will fade with time). Add colors and designs penned with colored markers or pencils, or even crayons. Add bits of decorative paper, colored string or other ornamentation. Include special photographs. You might even want to add pressed flowers, a small bag of beach sand or other small items which are important to creating your masterpiece. Use whatever materials you enjoy that will bring your vision to life. Make this multi-sensory experience all about you and your vision.3. Its all about you. Spend some time thinking about what you want to put on your collage. You might have some preliminary ideas about colors and layout.