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Topic: Paint Swatch Mosaic--Dragonflies--& How to make one  (Read 24523 times)
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« on: August 01, 2008 07:17:47 AM »

I made this... Captions under pictures!

First we start with the paint swatches. Go to walmart or where ever pretend  you want to paint something...

cut off all of the letters if need be

cut them into squares or other pieces

I used a thin piece of cardboard( you can use card stock too) to glue my pieces too because a thin piece of paper probably wouldn't work well at all. I used white pastel to color the background then I rubbed it in with a paper towel.

start gluing  the pieces. Use glue sparingly. the
pieces will curl up a little, but thats ok.

half way done, the edges are curled, still that's ok because you are able to work quickly.

I made sure that the glue wasn't sticking out and for a few hours I placed another piece of cardboard and something heavy over the piece and then they flattened out well.

The finished product. I cut out the dragon flies then sectioned them up and put some metallic powders on them. I think this worked out rather well how about you? questions, comments, concerns,ideas??? All are welcome! thanks for looking!
« Last Edit: August 01, 2008 06:24:30 PM by PolymerJanna » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008 07:26:11 AM »

Beautiful! I want to try this now.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008 07:29:27 AM »

Wow! I would have never thought to do something like that. I might have to give that a try. My apartment has waaaay too many blank walls and the project seems simple enough to do one lazy afternoon. Thanks for posting! Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008 07:56:57 AM »

Very creative.  Very.  I'm amazed at the things people come up with!
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008 08:00:51 AM »

Wow, what a great idea (and the finished project looks great too).  Now I'm going to be thinking about this all day!!

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2008 08:39:08 AM »

I've always loved stained glass & mosaics but felt intimidated by all of the tile/glass cutting. This I would try!

It's beautiful and inspiring!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2008 11:17:25 AM »

Yes people try it!!!!
Thank you for the compliments!
I just came back from home depot with like 23098120398 more swatches! LOL

« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2008 12:34:46 PM »

You can't go wrong with dragonflies.  I love the shades of blue you chose, too.

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2008 01:14:28 PM »

Very pretty! What a clever idea to use paint chips!  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008 06:57:25 PM »

that is so awesomely gorgeous!  i've always wanted to try mosaics, but it seems like a lot to have to cut tiles and mix grout...  this way is just as pretty and much much easier!  thank you so much for sharing your technique!

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