Art Collage on Polyvore

I recently learned about the artistic possibilities of Polyvore from Sheree Burlington of MuseWare Pottery. She wrote an great article about it in the Spring 2012 issue of Digital Studio.

The top photo was my first attempt at making a collage.  I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

My second one was a little better…

I’ve been playing around and having a great time experimenting. I don’t have it all figured out yet, but it’s pretty cool so far.  In fact, it’s a little bit addictive because it’s like fast food art.  You have a limitless number of images to choose from and you can just click and create to your heart’s content.  And then start another collage.

You can find out where each and every image in a collage is from by going to the site (I’ve added a link over on my right side-bar) and clicking on the part of the image you’re curious about.

You’ve probably seen Polyvore collections if you’re on Pinterest. If you like combining images to make art collages, you’ll love it!

Here’s one I made today.  I discovered that you can search for text items as well as images.

There are so many awesome textures and backgrounds available.  And you can pick your color palette, too!

I even made a Hunger Games poster (because I love the story just as much as my teenager does) and it only took a few minutes.
Have any of you read the entire trilogy? What did you think of the ending? I thought it was bittersweet, a lot like when Frodo sails off to the undying lands at the end of Lord of the Rings. But that’s just me.

I’ll post some photos of my new submission to Somerset Studio up next, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Well, now I am going to have to head over there and see how you did these, they are amazing! I have seen polyvore clothing collections and I love them but this is sooooo cool! I have never tried digital collage so guess what I will be doing today? 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Lynn and I have read the first two and am waiting to be able to get the third, I am 7th on the waiting list at the library but I really don’t think I can wait that long! We saw the movie over spring break, it was good but after I was filling my family in on the things that were left out or changed. The books are wonderful. Have a great day and thanks again for sharing polyvore collage with us…. yours are fabulous! t.xoxooxxo

  2. LOL oh no I will have another place to get hooked on!!! I am going to have to check this out…I didn’t know you could design your own things… Thanks Scarlett….


  3. Looks fun! But I just can NOT get hooked on more stuff now so I better stay far away from it! :))

  4. @Theresa –Lol, I coudn’t wait for the library either, we were 11th on the waiting list, so I just gave in and bought it…just HAD to know who Katniss wound up with. 🙂 Glad you like these collages, it really is fun to make them. Thanks for coming by!

    @Linda, @Elisabeth R –I hear you! I thought the same thing..I’m supposed to be going through my big fat Photoshop textbook this year and learning how to use that! sigh…….It’s relaxing, though, I didn’t have to think too hard to make them, whereas reading the PS book gives me a headache. 🙂 Thanks for your comments!

  5. oh you amazing you! now digital too!!!

  6. Oh wow! That is SO COOL! What you did with the images you found is just amazing! Really beautiful. Hmmm, I think I could easily be addicted! And I am about to START Pinterest, so I am waaay behind! xoxo

  7. These are wonderful! Wow, just so vibrant and dazzling! I am fearful of this art form. First I don’t know how, Second I am scared it will be so addictive!
    Now I really want to try! So beautiful~

  8. @Daniele –You’re so sweet, thanks!… I really feel myself being pulled toward digital for some reason…maybe because I have so little time and I can do some digital stuff somewhat quickly! Paints and papers will always be my first love, though. 🙂

    @Kristin –Yeah, I probably should’ve stressed a little more how addictive this can become, lol, especially for collage lovers! I’d love to follow you on Pinterest, too, since we like a lot of the same things. Thanks so much!

    @Ellen –Fear not, artist, I have been there and back again 🙂 Lol, you and all my blogger friends need to get on there so we can all follow each other’s stuff. You know, in our spare time when we’re not blogging. Thanks for visiting, I know how busy you are with the challenge this month!

  9. Oh that does sound addicting! I love what you did with the balloon, girl, and swans. I like making digital collages too, but I’ve never tried it on there (usually I make it on photoshop). I don’t usually get anything worth sharing though… Maybe with their help. 🙂

  10. the images you choose always blow me away, your imagination is awesome
    and your talent limitless. Just looked at your butterfly carousel also and I loved it. You make us all very proud!
    Love You!!!

  11. These images are amazing. I’m going to have to read up on this technique.

  12. I really love these collages! I wish I had more time to spend on it. They are stunning, Scarlett! Thanks for being a pioneer woman and sharing the experience with us! ~s

  13. I love your collages. I may have to go check this out since I can’t get in the studio but always have my laptop or Ipad with me. Yours are beautiful!

  14. Hi Scarlett – I particularly loved the first one – I thought that was great .. and it looks like even I with my limited ability might be able to do something … one day – when I have some space .. but great fun to know about.

    Cheers Hilary

  15. Hello Scarlett! I was just on my Google analytics program and your blog came up as a traffic source. How wonderful that you found the “digital fast food” (love that) world of Polyvore through my article. You’re obviously having a great time with it and the evolution of your work is clear. Thanks for mentioning the article in your post. Have a fun time with this awesome site and happy creating! Best – Sheree

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