Firstly, we will prepare our sketchbook page with a nice dark background with either ink or paint and let it dry. We’ll then look at our photographs for inspiration to create nature-themed collage pieces from plain white paper. We will intuitively cut a lovely selection of organic shapes with our scissors and then have fun arranging them into a wild composition on our painted page. When we have finalised our composition, we will glue them in place.


  • dark paint or ink to prepare the page with a dark background
  • scissors
  • loose white paper
  • glue

Action Steps


draw with scissors!