Over the weekend I managed to survive a birthday sleepover with five 9yr old boys. They all did very well but what can I say... they are boys. There was burping, running, wrestling, shooting, tackling, video gaming fun going on until shortly after midnight.
I also attended my best girlfriends bday party she threw for her daughter turning 3yrs old. She did such a wonderful job on the decor courtesy of many talented etsy shops. More of this to come but first I wanted to share my latest completed project. I say completed because I have many many projects that are sitting in various rooms including the garage, calling to me to finish them so they can once again be whole.
This mosaic is a 24x36in collage of scrapbook paper tiles cut into 1x1in squares. This was inspired originally by one similar as a staging piece in a Pottery Barn catalog. This method to duplicate was thought up over at Remodelaholic and I'm so glad they did!
Here is what you'll need:
- Paper Cutter
- Scrapbook paper (about 8 colors and I prefer 12x12)
- Paint (for your background color, I used pink)
- Mod Podge
- Piece of wood or art canvas (even some cheap mdf cut to your specifications would do)
Step 1: Start cutting! Welcome to my hell...864 squares of 1x1in paper tiles.
Step 2: Paint your canvas, wood or other background. Let dry completely
Step 3: Mix up those little tiles and start laying in rows adhering with your mod podge. The original tutorial says to go around the edges and work your way in but I felt there would be too much correction cutting that way. I had to re-cut several tiles to make them fit right as it was.
Step 4: Paint your finished mosaic with mod podge to seal, you can use several coats if your prefer. Mine didn't need more than one since it was going in a frame.
Last but not least. My very neglected children during this project. When they start running around with tights on their head as bunny ears, it's time to take a time out lol.