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« on: February 05, 2010 06:43:15 PM »

They're small VCT tile samples (vinyl composition...so they're kind of plastic-y feeling) and I have a few boxes of them in different colors...I was thinking of doing some kind of mosaic with them, except cutting or breaking them will be very difficult...any ideas?  They're about 2 sq. in.


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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 08:45:48 PM »

I don't know if it qualifies as mosaic, but I'm sure you've seen how people have taken pixelated images (like on the Marilyn Monroe quilt and video game quilts) to make some great compositions. 

Do you have enough of a variety to create an image that you'd like?

Hope this helps fuel some ideas!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010 02:38:07 PM »

I'd just tile a wall with them. If you want to do something creative, make picture patterns as you tile.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 07:31:15 PM »

-bases for "twinchies"

-can you drill into them? - if so, there's a post in the popular pics section where someone connected a bunch of photo slides together with wire rings to make a big "curtain" of squares - just drill the holes in the corners

-hot glue them to a pre-stretched paint canvas - you've got instant art!

-i wonder if they're heat resistant - you could make a trivet - use a caulking or adhesive caulking like "Liquid Nails" to glue them to a
thin piece of wood  or a piece of stainless steel sheeting (you can get all this stuff from a hardware store) or make a larger scale one as a table centrepiece - looks tiled, but no messy grout!

whatever you choose to do - have fun!

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010 07:33:55 PM »

you could put pictures on them and seal them with some kind of clear paint...you can hang them in funky patterns, or ive seen people put them on coffee tables as cute decorative coasters:)
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