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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2010 11:26:17 PM »

Wow!  That looks fantastic.  Totally worth the time you spent on it. Unique.
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2010 01:09:08 AM »

AMAZING!!!
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« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2010 10:47:45 AM »

Goodness, you must have the patience of Job! You did an amazing job on this.
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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2010 03:32:13 PM »

Holy impressive!  What a great project!
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« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2010 11:19:17 PM »

This rocks SO hard I have no words for it! I hope you become a featured craft of 2010 because just wow! I've done some stuff similar to this, but nowhere near the scale with such small pieces (yes I consider 1cm small).
Great job! Seriously, I'm in awe of your patience!
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2010 06:36:56 PM »

I've bookmarked this, hit this rocks, shown it to my husband, looked at it constantly for the past two days.....I am thinking I need to give this a try!

Could you give me some insight to how you got started, what you attached them with, etc. (I read your tips about colors changing and people being too tan)  I just want to make sure I understand it all before I do it! 

Thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010 07:48:54 AM »

Haha, thanks greenishfroggie     Wink

As I mentioned, I used a square punch to cut the squares... it would have been impossible otherwise (or at least I wouldn't have had THAT much patience!). I got this from a scrapbooking supplies store.

I then glued them onto black foam core using an ordinary glue stick. Using foam core was really practical as I could easily move and store my project without fearing it would come apart. I chose black foam core so that it wouldn't be as obvious if there were any cracks between some squares...

On my "pattern", I divided the whole picture in 4 x 4 squares so that I could keep track of the progress and applied the squares to the board in the same fashion. Punch out 16 squares, glue them on.... repeat 192 times, easy!

At first I thought of sealing the finished project with modpodge but decided not to do it 'cause I was paranoid it might seep through the paper too much and reveal the color/pattern of the other side of the paper or simply the black board underneath...

So I just framed the whole thing and it worked out perfectly!

That's pretty much it, very simple overall, just takes a lot of patience! It was great for relaxing, very mind numbing after a while!

On a final note... as I was working on this project, I saw a commercial for Behr paint I think it was... you could see all kind of objects, situations, etc and then a little square got punched out of it to show that you could match their paint colors to anything.... Whoa, I felt like that commercial was meant for me at that moment! HA!

Thank you all for your nice comments   Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2010 05:48:54 AM »

oh my that looks realistic!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2010 10:45:35 AM »

So this weekend while browsing through AC Moore I was significantly upset that I could not find a square paper punch. I really like this idea and I am gonna be moving into my own place soon so I need some wall art and this is an AWSOME idea.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010 12:54:02 PM »

Thanks alphabits!  Smiley

I really want to try this, now I have to find the perfect picture! 

Thanks again for all the tips!  It is a beautiful piece of work!
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