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« on: April 01, 2008 01:42:41 PM »

I'm so cheesey.

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My supplies:
photo frame $1
navy beans $1
black beans $1
red beans $1
green split peas $1
marks-a-lot marker  --
glue  --
(I forgot to take a pic of the beans, but everyone knows what beans look like, right?)


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It's a spring tree bean mosaic! I got the bean mosaic idea from The Big Ass Book of Crafts.

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 01:52:44 PM »

I personally love it! How fun!!
The green split peas make it for me! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 02:08:43 PM »

These "beans" you speak of...are they common??   Tongue

I like it! I always like any art that's made of something small to make the big picture.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 02:27:22 PM »

These "beans" you speak of...are they common??   Tongue
Cheesy  Sarcasm is my other favorite sense of humor!

Thanks you guys!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 02:42:32 PM »

I love this!!! I need one for my kitchen Grin Wisting!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 03:03:12 PM »

I love this!!! I need one for my kitchen Grin Wisting!

*Oh snap.* I been wisted. Shocked

Thank you! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 03:41:43 PM »

That's such a cool idea.  I bet you could do it with a bunch of other stuff, too.  Like JELLY beans.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 03:56:51 PM »

That's such a cool idea.  I bet you could do it with a bunch of other stuff, too.  Like JELLY beans.

I'd be careful with the sweet stuff. You don't want to attract ants. Undecided  But yeah, a lot of things could work: unpopped popcorn, the colored dry pastas, beads of course, and anything that won't attract bugs or go bad. You wouldn't want to use nuts or seeds, because they'd go rancid. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 04:10:17 PM »

Sweet! How did you do it?  I mean, you didn't glue each bean down individually, did you?
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008 04:21:31 PM »

Sweet! How did you do it?  I mean, you didn't glue each bean down individually, did you?

Thanks! I took the glass and the paper (that said 5x7") out of the frame and then but the back, uh back on. I colored the frame black with my giant marker, 'cause it was fugly. I worked directly on the back of the frame. For the mosaic, I started with the edges of the frame and glue individual black beans down. Then I did the tree trunk. I arranged the red beans in a way that I thought looked decently trunk-y, and then I dripped dabs of glue in between the beans. Next I did the leaves the same way. Lastly, I schmeared glue in the remaining blank spaces, going about it a few inches at a time so the glue wouldn't dry out, and I sprinkled the navy beans over the wet areas. I had to move 'em around to get them into the nooks and crannies, but those were the easiest to do. Smiley

Oh, and I learned that regular white Elmer's works better and dries faster than the Elmer's gel glue. And... black beans are black, red beans are red, green peas are green, navy beans... are white. Roll Eyes
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