STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Garden Collage Wall Art

Coordinating scrapbook papers easily mix and match to create this stunning custom wall sculpture. STYROFOAM™ Brand foam makes it lightweight and super inexpensive.
   Completion Time - 
3 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Sheets: two 1" x 12" x 36"; one 1" x 12" X
  • 12" sheet
Other Materials
  • Scrapbook papers, 12" x 12", 7 - 10 sheets, heavier weight
  • Acrylic craft paint, to coordinate with paper

Tools

  • Paint brush
  • Ruler
  • Sharp pencil
  • T-square, optional
  • Utility knife with new blade or
  • serrated kitchen knife and old candle
  • Craft pins
  • Craft sticks
  • Hook & loop picture hangers
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low temp glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

  • 1. Referring to cutting plan, use straight edge and pencil tomark cutting lines on 12" x 36" x 1" sheets ofSTYROFOAM™Brand Foam.
  • 2. Cut out pieces using a utility knife with a very sharpblade or a serrated kitchen knife; wax the knife blade with anold candle for easier cutting.
  • 3. Paint all edges, including the 12" x 12" square, withacrylic craft paint. Let dry.
  • 4. Cut scrapbook papers to fit foam pieces.
  • 5. Spread a very thin, even layer of glue on foam piece and adherecorresponding paper; if needed, secure corners with craft pins tilldry. Repeat till all foam pieces are covered. Let dry.(Hint: Papers might appear wavy at first, and will smooth out as the glue dries.)
  • 6. Using low-temp glue, assemble the sculpture following the assembly diagram.
  • 7. For additional reinforcement, glue craft sticks to reverse side toconnect the pieces; be sure craft sticks are not visible from the front.If you enjoyed this project, look here for more inspiring ideas:Faux Stone Candle RunnerBright Green Marimekko Wall ArtRectangle Wall Sculpture