Cardboard piece (size depends on what shape you are making. I used an old Ikea box:)
Magazines (I used National Geographic but any will work)
Brush (I used a sponge brush and it works the best for washing out afterwards, but any will work)
Mod Podge (Matte and Gloss)
Paper Cutter (Not pictured)
First, I drew the shape I wanted with the marker. I just sketched a heart because it was easy to do, but you can do any shape and use a stencil. Then I cut the pages of the magazine into strips using the paper cutter. I just ripped out the pieces that looked colorful and cut out about five strips each. Then I just threw away the rough side. I used probably about 3-4 pages, but this was a small shape.
Then, I placed the strips of magazine on the cardboard sketch and traced the heart shape on top of them so I would know where to cut them. This was a little tricky as the magazine strips kept moving when I tried to write on them, but it didn't give me too much trouble.
Then, I cut along the lines of the heart I just drew and set them aside. I then modpodged the heart with the MATTE mod podge and placed the strips in their spots. As a side note, when you are cutting your strips out, make sure to keep them in order, or it will take you a while to figure out where they go
After I let them dry on the cardboard, I placed the last layer of GLOSS mod podge on top and let it dry.
Finally, the hardest part. I used an Exacto knife to cut out the heart. Since I was using a ripped cardboard box, it was a little hard to maneuver. In hindsight, I would have cut out a smaller piece of the cardboard and then traced the shape. Make sure you do the cutting on a surface you won't mind if you scratch, because I accidentally scratched the countertop....:)
And there you have it! My magazine heart! Please comment if you have any suggestions on how to do this better!