Stunning Collage Papers Using Rolling Pins

Creating unique collage papers using 7 types of rolling pins

In this video, I’m going to show you how to use seven types of rolling pins to create the most fabulous and unusual collage papers.

There are so many rolling pins that work with this technique, starting with a traditional rolling pin, as well as those created for cake decorating that are embossed with different patterns. Other great options are lint brushes and  condiment bottles where you stick self-adhesive foam shapes onto, transforming them into unique rollers.

As far as papers, anything goes, from plain copy paper, tissue paper, the envelopes from bills, and my favorite, collage papers that you don’t like so much. This magical technique is as easy as pouring paint, rolling paint onto your roller, and rolling the paint on paper!

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Supplies Used

Embossed rolling pin  (not the same design used in demo)
Smaller embossed rolling pins  (not same designs, but close!)
Self-adhesive foam sheets 
Brayers with designs  (not same as used in demo, but better!)
Small lent brush 
Copy and drawing paper
Bill envelopes
Nova Acrylic Paint
Palette paper 

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6 thoughts on “Stunning Collage Papers Using Rolling Pins”

  1. Cat has simply THE best collage techniques ever! I really love how she explains the process so you feel like a superhero when creating your collage.

    • What a loving thing to say Tess. Thanks so much for being part of my art journey, and allowing me into yours!

  2. Cath, a great idea to reuse those papers that just need more layers to make them, “O’yes!”
    I was wondering if stamping rollers would work with a thin layer of paint, I’ll have to experiment and play. Thanks for all inspiration.


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