A collage is a fantastic way to visually promote and motivate your business. When it is finished, you can place it in area that your employees and general public will view on an everyday basis. This tutorial will explain how to make a business collage.
First; You will need to gather several things for this project. You will need a picture frame. You want a large one. I suggest using a large sports frame. Make sure that it is simple, but attractive. You need a piece of cardboard to use as a base for your collage. It should be the same size as your picture frame. It should also be of a solid color. Poster board would work great. You then need to cut out newspaper clippings of all the positive things that your business is involved in. You basically want the headlines, not the details. You will need glue, scissors, clear lacquer, paint brush, and a symbol or logo of your company.
Before you do anything, lay everything out the way you want your collage to look. Place your office symbol or logo in the center. You might want to center it on a different color of cardboard. You do this, because you want it to stand out. Now place this on top of the center of your poster board. Take your paper clippings as start laying them on top of the poster board around your logo or symbol Put nothing upside down.
If you have a headline that stands out, accent it with a different colored piece of paper. If it is a topic that is on fire with your company right now, take a match and char the edges to give it a burning look. Keep in mind that the most important headlines need to capture the eye of the viewer. Once you have the layout the way you want it, you are set to begin.
Anchor first the business symbol or logo to the poster board. Now starting in the center, start attaching (gluing) the headlines onto the center piece of poster board. You work from middle to the outside. You can overlap, but don’t cover a major headline. Keep in mind, that once glued, they are there to stay.
When you get your poster board covered, place it on some newspapers. Now take your lacquer and very lightly paint over your collage. It is very important to use the clearest lacquer that you can find. Once it is finished, set it aside to dry well.
Now, slide it into the back side of the picture frame up to the glass. Make sure that the glass has been cleaned on both sides.
This article explains how to make a business collage, but not design. Design is left to the individual artist. Here are a couple of design ideas. Use burlap as a backdrop for your clippings instead of poster board. It will still need a poster board to hold it up against the glass. This poster board goes behind the burlap.
Use a special cut border on the inside of the glass. It gets put in first. You could go with something like a red, white, and blue design to give it a patriotic look.
Finally, place your finished project, where it can be viewed by all. This will establish pride in your business.