Friday, October 10, 2014

Journal 52, Week 41: Mosaic Inspired

For Week 41 at Journal 52 the prompt is Mosaic Inspired.  While Chelle decided to create a face, I'm not that talented.

So I started with my usual used file folder, and

painted it using an old gift card. 

I cut various FREE paint chip samples from the hardware store into 1" (2,54 cm) squares.  I started by making the frame, then the tulip.  I cut two of the squares into triangles, and one long paint chip into three strips of 1/2" (1,27 cm).  After I adhered them and took this photo, I took a wet rag and removed the excess glue.

Bluebeard and I present you with our Week 41 entry, or the Tulip Mosaic.  I hope you like it, because this is the only place you'll see it, since I'm not a member of Facebook or Flickr.

Thanks as always for stopping by, and for your continued comments.  Please don't forget we will visit an underground salt mine beginning tomorrow.

8 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

Very clever.

massofhair said...

Can't ask for better than your tulip mosaic Elizabeth. Bright and fun, great for your challenge.

Enjoy the salt mines?! :-) xxx

Denise Price said...

That's just regular paint applied with a regular plastic card (on the background)? It looks like you added a wood grain effect!

Vicki Miller said...

Wow, I love this! I have been asked to teach glass mosaics in the new year. This would be a great beginner mosaic pattern!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Brilliant idea Elizabeth. I think this would be an awesome decoration on tiles. Slightly reminiscent of Charles Rennie Mackintosh; I know yours is more angular, but that's what I thought when I saw your tulips :o))

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You did a good job handling this challenge!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love tulips.. my favourite flowers.. a great mosaic idea Elizabeth!
Happy Day !

Cindy McMath said...

Great way to answer the mosaic challenge Elizabeth!