Monday, July 24, 2023

Etcetera Mosaic Panel

Hello Friends,

Back today with another project made with a new Etcetera Panel but this time I used the Mosaic Tiles pack. This project feature a darling row of boys playing band instruments.  This large image is from one of the Backdrop paper (Volume 3).  I fussy cut seven of the band members to fit across the small Etcetera Panel (71/4 x 7 1/4"). After cutting, I covered both the front and back with Collage Medium, smoothing it out with my fingertips before drying with a heat tool.  Once dry, I tinted the little boys using a damp Detailer Water Brush and Distress Crayons in various colors, like Aged Mahogany, Fossilized Amber, and Evergreen Bough.

For the substrate, I covered the edges of the small square panel with Backdrop Paper (Volume 4). In fact all the paper used in this project are from Volume 4, the neutral pack. I chose not to cover the middle because it would never be seen.

One Mosaic Tiles package comes with enough tiles to make this project.  
In the Mosaic package there are:
ten - 1 1/2" Tiles 
ten - 1 1/2 x 3" Tiles 

I laid out the tile pattern I wanted on the board, then set to work adding paper from the pack with Collage Medium.
I like the mix and match of the papers from Volume 4 and I made sure I used different size and scale to create interest.  
Right now the piece is flat. It could stay that way, but I decided that it need dimension so I added an extra tile under four of the tiles to raise them up.
I added an additional tile under each of the tiles with a star.  You will be able to see the dimension in the final piece photos that are coming up next.

Distress Crayon was added to the edges of all the tiles (remember, your paper has to be sealed with Collage Medium to use crayon over paper).
Hardware Heads were added to some of the tiles as well as the measuring tape.
The metal measuring tape from the Odds & Ends pack, fit PERFECTLY in the niche created by raising the tile with the big lettering on the right and the tile with the extra-large lettering on the left.
The large gear (that has been painted with Picket Fence Paint and Mushroom Alcohol Ink) snugs up to the raised tile on the left.
I had two packages of Odds & Ends so I was able to add two pen nibs (only one comes in the pack). The added red numbers are from the Number Strips pack (probably my most used SKU next to Clippings!)
Such a fun project and EASY too!! Now that the best kind of make!
Now carry on,

1 comment:

  1. Another great project, Paula. I am in awe of your creativity!
    Best wishes