Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Mosaic Challenge
I recently bought some cross forms from Hobby Lobby and liked the fact that there was a frame around it. You can see that project in my previous post. So my challenge was to figure out how to create a base with a frame around it. I found thin trim pieces at Lowe's that I could strip down to the size I needed and used wood glue and my pneumatic nailer to attach the pieces. A bit of sanding and it's ready for the mosaic tiles!
I found this really cool stamp at JoAnn's that says "Life is art. Paint your dreams... Sing your songs... Enjoy the dance." This just spoke to me so I decided to use is for the challenge piece. This piece is much larger than the ones that I've worked on in the past - measuring 9 inches tall by 6 inches wide. The warm brown frame around the piece finishes it nicely and ties in with the color used for antiquing the tiles.
I found that I really enjoy working on the larger pieces so I'm sure you'll be seeing more of these listed in my Etsy shop. I'm also working on the tutorial for my method so keep watching for that. I'm getting close....