Let’s be real, we’re not all confident about our ability to draw and paint. One thing we’ve all been able to do since kindergarten, however, is stick stuff together with glue. If this is you, then you should consider using collage to create your Mockups. Collage is also a great choice if you don’t have a lot of time — or you just feel like getting your hands dirty.
To do it, you’ll need the following materials:
- Newspapers, magazines and other print materials. Make sure they aren’t too thick, as the pliability of paper is one of the characteristics that makes collage really fun and easy.
- Scissors or Exacto knife.
- White glue, like Elmer’s, or some Modpodge.
- Brushes to apply the glue.
- A theme or color scheme that will help you choose the images for use on your Mockups.
Now that you have your materials together, here’s what to do:
- Choose the images you’d like to use in your collage, and cut them into pieces small enough to use on your Mockups. Keep in mind that any piece larger than 3in x 3in may need to be cut for it to lie flat on the curvy surface of Mockups.
- If you have chosen thicker papers, you might want to soak your paper in some water. This will make it more pliable, and it will wrap around the contours of Mockups better.
- Place your wet paper on your Mockups to get a sense of where you’d like your paper images to go. It’s a good idea to put your favorite images on first and work outward from there.
- When you feel ready, pull the wet paper off your mockups and lay down a generous coating of white glue or Modpodge. Put your paper back in place. You’ll be able to slide the paper around for several minutes (before the glue dries) so don’t feel nervous.
- Continue applying your paper images until your Mockups are complete. After the glue is dry, you can easily trim edges with an Exacto knife.