I treated myself to a Tim Holtz Paper Mosaic set recently, having seen a bit about it online, and managed to have a little play this weekend.
If you haven’t seen this kit before, and are looking for something different to do with your MDF or chipboard kits then this is definitely worth a look.
The kit includes a grout, a glue and a glaze.
The process is fairly simply.
- Chop up some decorative paper.
- Apply the grout; let dry.
- Glue the paper pieces in place; let dry.
- Apply glaze to paper pieces; let dry.
Bingo, job done.
Further instruction shows that you can still apply distress inks to the grout if you want a more aged look.
Anyway, here is a look at my first go at this.
This is a little hinged box from Fernli Designs.
The lid was a nice flat area.
On completion I did notice that I had placed a few of the paper pieces to close together so when applying the glaze it bled across the adjacent pieces.
Not a huge disaster but something to bear in mind.
I did love the look of this though so decided to have a go at creating a larger project from it.
Grabbing a chipboard heart (from Designs By Georgina) I followed the intructions/stages to the point that I had a lovely faux mosaic heart – cool don’t you think?
Here’s a closer look – hopefully you can make out the glaze more so in this image.
You may have also spotted the little bits that I accidentally chipping off the grout.
Hmmm, now how to cover this?
I’ve had a few of the floral stamps from Designs by Georgina in my stash for a while so I thought that these would make a lovely addition to this heart.
Sifting through my papers I found a few beige floral pieces but wanted red; I covered the sheets in red pigment ink and then stamped the flowers over this.
A few quick snips of the scissors and I had a couple of layers for each bloom.
I did the same again for the leaves (but using green as my colour of choice this time).
The shaping tools and Pinflair glue came out and I quickly assembled the flowers and positioned them on the heart.
Big ass gems were then plopped into the centre of each flower …
… and to finish I added some lace through the hanging hole and a laser cut word.
Here’s a closer look at the bits and pieces that were used to create this (relevant for today – Valentine’s Day) project.
So, what do you think? Have you tried this too?
If you have any questions or comments about this post then please feel free to pop them in the comments section below.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to have a few more makes to share with you next week – workload dependent of course :)