Saturday, January 23, 2010

Making a Mosaic Hybrid page.

I love creating mosaic pages and - with the help of Mosaic Moments Grid Paper - I find it so fun and easy to do. I guess you could call this a hybrid page as I sized my own photos, printed my own journaling and combined them with patterned paper enhanced with a little stitching. It was quick and easy to do and proves that most anything used on Grid Paper produces such a pretty effect.

I chose a patterned paper that matched the background of my main photo. This one is from DCWV glitter stack. I love how the color pops off the Black Grid Paper. You can trim your patterned paper into squares with either the Paper Shapers 1” Square Punch or, as I did, cut the entire sheet by placing it on the Mosaic Moments Self-healing 14X14 Cutting Mat and cutting along the lines with the Fiskars Craft Knife. Once you have your squares cut, adhere your main photo directly into the center of the grid and fill in the page with the patterned paper squares, leaving room for the corner photos.
To bring even more focus to the main photo, I decided to stitch a daisy chain around the photo.
I used a Bazzill In Stitch’z template to create a circle centered around my main photo. Simply place the template over the photo and tape it in place with masking tape.

If you would like to read my tutorial on exactly how to do this, check out Design Each Moment for the details.

And to purchase your own Grid Paper and other fun mosaic tools visit SnapNCrop.
I would love to see your Mosaics, so reply with a link and I'll leave you some love!


Summer Rae said...

Love that!

Divinity said...

mosaic layouts have always fascinated me! i love them!!! i haven't managed to come up with a bunch of pictures that would work with this idea (at least not in my opinion) so i'm still waiting. but them...and love what you did with it on your layout!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! I have never made a mosaic page before! Beautiful job!