Filing System for Collage | Folders filled with frogs and birds

How about a Filing System for Collage? I’m trying it out.

Filing System for Collage and folders, by Hanna Andersson

I bought a bunch of these vintage folders and a rack to hang them in at the thrift store (återvinningen) last year. The plastic label holders I got new from a office supplies store (Svanströms), and then I printed labels to put into them.

I have categorized most of my magazine imagery into big chunks like Animals, Nature and People, but I also have a small collection of special images that I always cut out when I find them; like Roses, Birds and Frogs.

Yes, frogs. I love frogs!

Image organization folders

A Filing System for Collage

I really like this filing system for collage a lot. The folders are easy to use, and always accessible by my side at the table. I can take them up and open them on the desk or on my lap to check what I have, and it is really easy to also sort images down into them again. When I go some where for the week end, I bring a couple of magazines to cut out from, or add what I think I’ll want to a plastic sleeve.

Paper collection

Of course there will always be messy drawers and stacks of wraping paper and not sorted images in the house, that is just how I am, but at least some images will be easy to find now and the folders are also pretty to look at if you ask me. I might sew some cover for the ugly rack, but that is a whole other project/story.

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6 Responses to Filing System for Collage | Folders filled with frogs and birds

  1. Lina says:

    Vad duktig du är Hanna! Mina bilder ligger i en skokartong huller om buller, inte konstigt att jag inte gör några collage…

  2. Nina says:

    Men så smart!!! Mina papper ligger i mappar och lådor och allt möjligt, så de är aldrig på samma ställe. Om jag hittar ett sådant ställ så tjuvar jag nog din idé

  3. Hagit says:

    Fantastic! I have boxes overflowing with magazine cutouts, ephemera and pictures!

  4. mwquilt says:

    this is a great idea and a big encouragement to people like me who are about to disappear under a mountain of collage material

  5. Betty Jo says:

    I’ve realized since packing for our up-coming move that I have just way too many magazines. I’ve got to make time to go through them, tear out what I want to keep, and get the keepers filed. I’m so far behind on this project. Thanks for the reminder and your visit Hannah. I wish you could find the magazine in your country. Perhaps you could find a copy on eBay.

  6. heidi says:

    That’s a great idea, Hanna =] Thanks for pointing out this post to me!!

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