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Friday, December 7, 2007

Mosaics 4 comments  
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It's not just for tabletops anymore!

What do you think of when you think mosaics?  I think tabletops and flower pots and lots of goopy mess!

Well, we're not talking about that!  And you can do this with your paper photographs, if you're brave enough to cut them into little bits and glue them down.  Well, enough about that - let's do it digi!

Art_Teacher, our guest CT for the month, rocked this mosaic about Paisley..

About working on this layout, she says, "Well, the mosaic was a bit harder in my Microsoft PhotoDraw program. I had to draw my own grid and overlay it with a transparency of the image to get a more dimensional look. Not sure I did, but I like how it looks. "  And SO DO I!

Egle (FairyMouseMom) took my breath away with the lovely Friendship Poem.

She told me it took her most of a day to create the mosaic grid (and then she saved it as a template to reuse again)!    I get goosebumps when I look at this; it's amazing!

She rocked the first one and then did it again, with a much different style for Friendship Poem (2nd look).

Friendship Poem (2nd look)

Well, I don't know about you, but I think this is just as stunning as the first one, so don't ask  me to pick my favorite!

Here's Karin's (mayerkt) Field of Dreams...

She says, "I'm not a big fan of the mosaic look, but it turned out pretty OK if I do say so myself!"  Girl!  You ROCKED this mosaic.  The journaling is powerful and so is that funky mosaic pattern!

 Angie (nun69) did this cool mosaic "Pool Fun"

She said "this turned out pretty cool..."  DEFINITELY!

Janell (janello) did this stunning self-mosaic: I dream of Paris

She didn't have much to say, but I, for one, think that the layout (and Janell) is lovely.

Jackie did this perfect page - Perfect Match:

I love the heart cutout with the rest of the mosaics meandering around.  It is PERFECT!

Egle did another duo Find Beauty and Find Beauty (all mosaic):

Find BeautyFind Beauty (all mosaic)

I love that the background is mosaic - and not the photo.  Now, why didn't I think of that?

Speaking of me... bamablue did this layout of the Great Wall:

I too had to create the grid, but insteaqd of using a transparency, I used my magic wand tool and cut the grid out of the photos so that I could apply a drop shadow to each block.  The hardest part was calculating where the grid lines needed to be drawn!

bamablue (Glenda) also created this Christmas Mosaic:

Egle inspired me with her first mosaic, so I had to try it myself...

I hope that this inspires you to try something different.  Get out your scissors and cut up all your photos... or let your mouse do it for you (and keep those photos in one piece!)  Please share your creations with us!


Posted by bamablue

Reader Comments ...
12/11/07 1:11 pm
Super cool!

butterfly843 . Long Island, NY
12/8/07 7:35 pm
These are all so neat.

12/8/07 7:17 pm
I love mosaics in art!

12/7/07 6:58 pm
Wow, this is really neat! I don't think I could even begin to imagine how you gals did this!! Everyone did such a fantastic job, that I know took days or hours! Great job, really nice article Glenda! So creative!