Paper Mosaic

by Libby Hickson

Create a mosaic look by adhering tiny paper pieces to your paper.

Supplies

  • Cardstock (Hero Arts Layering Paper in Pine, Grass & Celadon used here)

  • Mod Podge, or other liquid adhesive

  • Paintbrush

  • Scissors

  • Outline Stamp Image (Hero Arts K5628 Circle Ornament Tree used here)

  • Permanent Ink (Ranger Archival Ink used here)

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Create paper mosaic "tiles" by trimming paper into small squares of various sizes.

  2. Step 2

    Mark an outline on base paper of the general area to cover with mosaic.

  3. Step 3

    Begin the mosaic by using a paintbrush to apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the cardstock and lining up the paper squares.

    Hint:
    Work in a small area at a time as the thin coat of Mod Podge can dry rather quickly.

  4. Step 4

    Continue to add paper tiles until mosaic is complete. Cover with a top coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  5. Step 5

    Stamp image with permanent ink, being careful not to smear the image on the glossy surface.

  6. Step 6

    Trim image and complete the card.

  7. Optional:
    Instead of stamping, die-cut shapes from the mosaic.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Paper Mosaic. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I love this technique, Libby. I can't wait to go make one! Thanks for a great card! Smiles, Laura
Laura Lipe  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 3:04 AM
What a great card. Would love to receive it!
VICKI  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 5:36 AM
I love this project! My mind was racing with different ideas to use this technique while watching it. TFS
Debbi  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 6:12 AM
I love this idea!

I made the same look with a lot less effort by die cutting a tree and using the outline as a stencil. I stamped inside the tree instead of gluing bits of paper in it. Had the same effect! I didn't have sequins so I used "jewels". Very fun idea!
Kay Oxford  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 6:17 AM
Very cute idea! I can see this working with several stamps - maybe using the "negative" for a card as well. TFS
Linda Osterwise  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 6:43 AM
Libby, this is a great way to use bits of scrap paper with my larger stamps. Thinking I will try this with my heart stamp? TFS!
Gail Fisher  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 6:54 AM
Gorgeous card! Love the mosaic look on the Christmas tree, Libby! GREAT job on this fab tutorial!
Virginia Lu  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM
What a fun technique and the results with this Christmas tree is beautiful! Definitely need to give this a try. smile
Paula Spagnuolo  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Great technique Libby! I can't wait to try this with my scraps!
Cheiron Brandon  |  Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM
SUPER FUN!!!!! LOVED seeing the idea of the stick pin in the thread of the button!!!!
Kelli Hull  |  Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 8:14 AM
I can't wait to try your new technique. I love the idea for a Christmas card. Just looks like so much fun. TY
Dianna
Dianna Schneiderjohn  |  Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 1:17 PM

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