July 15th, 2020

by Jade R.

One of my favourite activities is exploring unfamiliar suburbs and documenting it through film photography. When isolation began, my adventures were put on hiatus and I was really stuck on what to create next. Stumbling across Nearness and the collage kits motivated me to get back on my feet and give the collage medium a go. I love that a stranger somewhere around the world has put together a stimulus of different visual elements and that I can rearrange them into something that connects with me and my experiences. Instead of going out, taking pictures and pretty much forgetting about them afterwards, I like to go through my film archive with a new perspective and see how I can transform my old pictures into something new. So here is my collage kit, full of bits and pieces of old film pics I’ve taken. I hope you enjoy making your own artwork using these pages.


We recommend printing these pages out so you can use good old-fashioned scissors and glue to do some arts and crafts. When you're done, send a photo or a scan of your artwork to hello@nearnessproject.comHappy collaging! 

Download the first page of Jade's kit here


The third one here


A page of backgrounds here.


And the final page of groovy patterns here


Jade R. is a twentysomething living in sunny Queensland, Australia and enjoys roller skating, film photography and making collages. She is most excited for the cinemas to reopen and cannot wait to see the new "Trolls" movie. You can find her work @chubbycalico_