Pear Paint Chip Mosaic
Create a beautiful Pear Paint Chip Mosaic that is pretty enough to hang on the wall. This craft is good for teens with patience. The concept is simple but cutting all the little squares and gluing them down will take a little time but is well worth the effort. If you like the idea but would rather pick a different picture, go right ahead.
Paint chips or scrap paper
Saral transfer paper
8 x 10 Frame
Collect free sample colors from department stores or paint stores. Choose a variety of shades. For example, if one of the colors to be used it's green then choose as many different variations of green ranging from light to dark.
Pre cut your free color samples into 1" squares or smaller (this step is optional if you prefer you can cut as you go). Keep in mind that this little squares don't have to be of a perfect measurement. They can be re cut to fit.
a specific area later on.
Use your picture frame insert as a template to cut the poster board so that it can fit into the picture image: http://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/icon1.png
frame. Following the manufactures instructions transfer the pear pattern to the poster board.
Start gluing your colors with Elmer’s glue. Do small sections at the time as your schedule allows you to. Paper mosaic can be a little time consuming but is an inexpensive form of art
that is very gratifying to see when it’s done.
Frame your beautiful mosaic art.
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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Maria Nerius has been designing crafts for over 20 years. She's a successful author and writer who loves to tweet (MariaNerius)and currently her work can be seen on www.FaveCrafts.com. You can follow Maria's Musing on her blog: http://marianerius.wordpress.com. Feel free to contact Maria: MNerius@cfl.rr.com.