it’s time for this month’s tag in the 12 tags of 2012 series! thanks again for all of the kind words, excitement, and support of the new direction for the 12 tags. i really hope this will inspire many of you to take time each month to create something, anything, just give yourself that. it’s been great seeing how many of you are participating in the monthly challenge to upload your project based on the posted tag, and as promised winners will be selected based on those who posted and will be listed at the end of this post. right now, we have a tag to get to! i’ve been inspired by spring, and i think this mini paper mosaic technique will be useful throughout the year on everything from cards & tags to journal covers and more – so let’s get started…
supplies: craft sheet; ink blending tool; distress ink/walnut stain/vintage photo; distress stain/weathered wood; glossy accents; wonder tape; antiquities embossing powder/cement; archival ink; perfect pearls mist/heirloom gold; #8 kraft tag; heat tool; grungeboard; foliage; trimmings; paper stash/lost & found; design ruler; stamps/cms110/cms126; grid-blocks; mini butterflies die; base tray; vagabond; scissors; paper distresser; craft pick; quick-stick
step 7: cut some of each of those snippets into appropriate sized pieces for your mosaic. since we are going to be creating a mosaic on the mini butterflies, these pieces are super tiny for this project.
step 9: using a “quickstik” or tweezers, etc. begin placing your little paper mosaics on to the sticky butterfly. wonder tape is very sticky so take your time and be sure to leave a space in between each mosaic you place down.
step 14: remove excess powder and heat emboss butterflies until embossing powder melts. this is the significance of wonder tape and the fact that it is embossable and heat stable – most other double-stick tapes are not. cool huh?
step 16: begin applying glossy accents over each paper mosaic only. do not get the glossy accents on the embossing powder as this is the “grout” for our mosaics and it needs to stay matte and textured.
such a fun technique bloggers! like i said, you can create this on so many various surfaces. just remember the larger then surface, the larger the mosaic pieces. who knew paper could change it’s look and feel like this? i love it and can’t wait to see what you create this month and upload to the blog. happy mosaic…t!m
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