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41  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Re: Rainbow Collage Table Tiles (VERY image heavy!!) on: June 02, 2009 01:07:14 PM
This is just incredible. The time and creativity that went into making this project. Awesome conversation piece. Loved how you chose the colors and how versitile this is. Not only does it make the table look great but you can interchange the tiles. My next project would be to make game tiles for the table. 2 thumbs up!!!!

That's a great idea!  I could make a checkerboard out of black and white collage pieces this time.  I wanted to do black for the table but it didn't look right so I went with brown, but maybe split up with the white would look cooler.  Thanks for the idea!  Grin
42  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: The Flowers also grow on the Metal on: June 02, 2009 06:45:02 AM
Wow!! Shocked  These are so delicate and beautiful, you did such a nice job!
43  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Soap Fun In the Summer Time! on: June 02, 2009 06:43:55 AM
Wow, they look good enough to eat!  Cheesy
44  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 39 ENTRIES / Rainbow Collage Table Tiles (VERY image heavy!!) on: June 01, 2009 11:06:28 PM


For this month's challenge I was inspired by those "picture made of pictures" things that used to be really popular where a larger image was made up of millions and millions of little smaller images.  We have a table on our back deck that has tiles on top that lift out for easy cleaning and also so you can change it up by putting in different tiles.  We bought it with the intention of having tons of different tiles so that we could change it up regularly but never really followed through past the original tiles that came with it.  I decided to combine the two and thus my Rainbow Collage Table Tiles were born!



My fat arm demonstrating that the tiles lift out  Grin


For each tile I cut out BILLIONS (AAAAHH!) of little images from catalogs and seperated them by color: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, Purple, Brown, and White.  I then assembled them into 11x11" collages, coated them with Mod Podge, glued them to 12x12" tiles that I bought from our local hardware store, and sealed them with a few coats of spray on Krylon Clear Glaze.  They are completely waterproof and very durable (unless you drop them, of course!)  The colors all work very well together and I'm quite pleased with the result.  Because they can be removed from the table itself, you can rearrange them to make any pattern that most pleases your eye.  The best part is that since I snipped everything out of catalogs, there are tons of little pictures within each collage which makes them a great conversation piece at parties or just when you're sitting around enjoying some alone time!  

All in all it took me about three weeks from start to finish.  I decided to give them to my mom when I was finished and she loved them!

Here's a close up of each collage as the glaze was drying.  My favorites are Brown because it has cookies on it and Yellow because of the smiley faces:

Red


Orange


Yellow


Green


Blue


Pink


Purple


Brown


and White


In the end I think I used over 20 catalogs and had to have a few donated from friends.  All I have to say is thank goodness for Williams & Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Jackson & Perkins, and Coldwater Creek!  Grin

Hope you all like it!

A few before shots...

The table before the new tiles... plus a kitty


The ugly tiles from before


Thanks for viewing!  Cheesy

Edit:   Shocked Oh my gosh!  Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who voted!  It was such a surprise and an honor to have so many people vote for my very first project ever on Craftster, what a fantastic community.  Smiley
45  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Indiana Jones on: June 01, 2009 07:39:13 AM
This is awesome!  I love the detailing on his shirt  Grin
Great job!
46  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Chocolate mousse cake with banana cream and toasted almonds on: May 31, 2009 09:29:07 AM
Oh my gosh, WOW!  I wish it was my birthday, that looks so yummy.  Cheesy
47  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Annabel Lee on: May 30, 2009 03:30:38 PM
Beautiful!  Love your style  Smiley
48  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Jareth on: May 27, 2009 10:07:22 PM
This is awesome, you did a great job  Grin
49  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: The Renaissance Faire on: May 25, 2009 09:30:10 AM
Nice work!  It looks comfortable unlike some Renaissance outfits I've worn  Grin
50  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: little house pincushion on: May 25, 2009 09:28:08 AM
This is great!  Too cute  Smiley
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