I was browsing Pinterest a bit ago and found some beautiful mosaic art pieces that I thought would make a great starting point for a scrapbooking layout or card. These examples are made with tiles and glass of course, but why not try something similar with paper?
I can’t show you my whole layout just yet (check back in a few days!), but here’s a little peek at what I did.
First I drew in a abstract wave-like shape on my background paper in pencil. Then I punched a whole bunch of circles from different patterned papers with my 1 inch circle punch. I decided I wanted to have the colors go from blue to green, so I just started gluing down the circles in that order, working my way across the page and trimming the circle down when then crossed over my pencil line border. I love the end result and it didn’t take long at all once I had all my circles punched out.
Want to give it a try? Here’s some ideas to get you started…
- Try different shapes and sizes of paper punches for different effects. Or go for a more authentic tile mosaic look and hand cut your pieces in different shapes and sizes. This is a great project for using up paper scraps!
- You could create a mosaic on a tag or other smaller embellishment if a 12×12 background is overwhelming.
- Try watercoloring a sheet of paper in various colors and then punching shapes (or cutting shapes) from that. When you put them together on your page you’ll have a beautiful, artistic design.
- Use a shape from your silhouette library if you need something to trace. You could even cut a shape in your background paper and then use your mosaic paper “tiles” to fill in the negative space.
If you play along and want to share your creation, you can link it up below. Have a great weekend!