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Friday, June 6, 2014

Mosaic Tile

This week for Color My Heart, we are using the colors Honey, Outdoor Denim, New England Ivy, and Olive.  I went back to a technique I learned years ago using snips of paper to create a mosaic tile effect.


Here's a close-up:

I simply snipped pieces of cardstock into small bits and glued them down. The trick is in having all your pieces cut and in the gluing.  I used the large-tip, two-way bonding glue.  I went in small sections, used every color making sure the same colors weren't clumped together, and covered the whole background letting pieces hang off the edge.  When all the pieces were securely affixed, I trimmed the sides before squirting Liquid Glass over the top and smearing it with my finger to cover the entire surface.  The Liquid Glass sealed the paper and covered the areas where the two-way glue was still exposed.

You must, must, must let it dry before you do anything else.  The paper may curl on you, but you can bend it back into shape after it dries.  Did you catch that?  LET IT DRY!!

To match the shine of the Liquid Glass, I used glossy paper for the top panel.

The best part of this card, in my opinion, is the quote.  Love it!

Until next time,
Becca

3 comments:

  1. I love the shiny look of the mosaic! I want to try that with school colors for graduation cards. The clear button really looks cool with the mosaic. I love that quote, also!

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