Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mosaics- my latest exploration

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This weekend I was looking for some kind of inspiration. I just started playing around, looking for something easy to do and I wandered a few mosaics I saw that I liked on line and decided to try a few. The first thing  I made was this copper painted box.

[caption id="attachment_885" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Copper and Blue Polymer Clay Tile Mosaic"]Copper and Blue Polymer Clay Tile Mosaic[/caption]

I basically just outlined the shape on a piece of paper and then cut squares and rectangles of different colors of polymer clay rolled out on the thickest setting. After I had all the blanks in place, I then decorated each tile and put it back in its spot. I used stamps, mica powders, chalks and some gold leaf to embellish the tiles. Usually I had to trim the tile after I did because the stamping tends to make the tile spread out some.

I left the tiles on the paper to bake and then glued it on the item. I painted the box with metallic copper over blue for a distressed look. I think I want to do more. I really get drawn to analogous color schemes.


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