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Mod Podge Collage with a Magazine

Learn how to make a Mod Podge collage using magazines! This was done on canvas, and you can use this method to create any design you like.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never decoupaged before, you’ll be able to do this project. The scraps are small, so you don’t really have to worry about wrinkles.

Make a magazine collage with Mod Podge

Orange you glad we found this wall art tutorial? Heh heh. If you are anything like me you struggle to find new things to decorate your house with.

Also, if you are anything like me you have a million old magazines that you have just sitting around collecting dust.

Thanks to this Mod Podge collage tutorial, we can solve both of our decorating problems with a fun magazine collage.

Mod Podge Magazine Collage

Before we dive in, let’s answer a few commonly questions you might have about this project. If you’d like to skip this FAQ and get to the how-to, scroll down past this section. Otherwise, this is what people want to know.

Will the magazine ink bleed?

If you’re using a regular magazine like Cosmopolitan or People or Better Homes & Gardens, there shouldn’t be any bleeding. There’s a coating on the magazine pages. Actually, just so you know – newspaper works fine too. And book pages!

Will the magazine pages wrinkle?

The larger the cut pieces are, the more susceptible they are to wrinkles. It’s really easy to do a Mod Podge collage with smaller pieces like you’ll see in this project. Don’t be afraid to use enough Mod Podge. It will dry clear and you can wipe the excess away.

What should I paint the canvas with?

Use acrylic craft paint. You can also use chalk paint, or spray paint. The only paint you really need to avoid is latex paint. It bubbles when Mod Podge is applied in a lot of cases.

What other surfaces can I do this Mod Podge collage on?

This magazine collage can be done on canvas as you see here – but it can also be done on wood, metal, terra cotta, glass. You can even do a collage on fabric with small bits of fabric. I’d love to see what you decide to collage with and on what surfaces!

Which Mod Podge formula should I use?

Any of them will work, it just depends on what you’re looking for in terms of finish. See what the finishes look like here. I’d use Gloss, Matte, or Satin.

Are you ready to try a Mod Podge collage with magazines? Make an orange, some other fruit, vegetable, or animal – I can’t wait to see. Learn how to do it using the tutorial below.

Mod Podge magazine collage

Magazine Collage

Yield: 1 collage
Prep Time: 2 hours
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to make a collage with Mod Podge! This magazine collage is easy enough for anyone to make, and it can be personalized.


  • Canvas
  • Acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge Gloss


  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Stencils (optional)


  1. Decide on your color theme and cut out a ton of scrap pieces from your magazines.
  2. Outline your image on your canvas. Try not to worry too much about making it "perfect."
  3. Paint the backgroundPaint the background with acrylic paint. Let dry.
  4. Decoupage a Mod Podge collageBegin Mod Podging your scrap pieces to the canvas. Apply Mod Podge to the canvas, place down the pieces, and brush over the top.
  5. how to make a magazine collageKeep applying magazine pieces to create your design. Words cut from articles were used as dividing lines.
  6. Modge Podge collageAs each section dries, Mod Podge over the top. When the entire design is finished, Mod Podge over the entire design one more time and let dry.
  7. Stencil words on a collage canvasStencil words onto the canvas if desired and let dry.
  8. Mod Podge magazine collageDisplay your canvas proudly!


Prep time depends on the size of pieces you cut and your design! Estimate about one Lifetime movie's worth of cutting.

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Friday 7th of June 2013