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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Mosaic Tile Technique

I thought it was time for another technique page.  I want to keep up on these this time.  I just have so many other things I'm working on that I forget I've got to make some technique pages!  So this time the memory worked and I got on it right away!

I've seen this technique done for a while now but it does need to go in the collection, regardless if it's an old technique or a new one.  It's still a technique and the collection wouldn't be complete without it!

For this technique you need some pieces of left over rubber from when you put a Stampin' Up! set together.  You cut them in pieces and set them randomly in place on a wooden or acrylic block.  Actually you can use any firm surface.  I mounted mine on a piece of acrylic we had in the garage.  I wanted the pieces on something I didn't have to take apart and use for my daily stamping.

Next you pick your image and color it all in.  Then you use VersaMark on the Mosaic Rubber and stamp over your colored image.  You sprinkle clear embossing powder over it all and heat set it.  Then you use your Aqua Painter and black watercolor crayon and cover the whole surface.  Wipe off the surface and the black stays where the image was not embossed.  You can also use a black ink pad (not StazOn) to do this.

It's a fun technique and makes for an interesting and yet fun background or focal piece.

If you are interested in purchasing the technique pages, they are available in my web store.   Sets 1 - 3 are available on CD.  These pages are set up to print out, cut two sides so the page is 5-3/4" x 5-3/4".  They are then decorated in a Technique Club or Technique Class and set on a 6" x 6" piece of coordinating card stock and placed in an album for future reference.  Photos of the finished pages are included for reference.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

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