Mosaic Magic

By Kerry Hickton

Hi all, Kerry here with my 14th article for Unruly Paperarts and this month it's all about MMM. I decided to have a go at Mosaic Art using artwork left over from last months Gelli Plate article. I have to admit, this is the second time I have played with this idea. It's so much fun and has so many possibilities, but my ultimate favourite is to use black on the background and then use papers/deli papers from under paper I use to protect my surface, add a bit stencilling and stamping, use a square punch and you end up with a colourful piece of art.

I grabbed my left over deli papers from last month and added some stencilling with paint.


I added some stamping with paint and some foil using a script stamp and foil glue.


I then added some stamping with a black ink pad. I then took a canvas and arranged some stamp board on top to get an idea of placement.


I then painted everything with black paint. When the deli paper dried I started to punch the squares.


I used soft gel medium to add the squares to the stampboard. I haven't got a photo but I added a border and did some white dots around the edges.


Here are some other ideas of what I have done recently.


I hope I have managed to give you some ideas for Mosaic Art, I can't wait to see your creations if you have a go.

Happy Art :-)


8 unruly observations:

  1. What a fabulous idea. The mosaics look stunning! This is something I will be having a go at.

  2. What a great idea for recycling "trash" papers! I tend to save all of it too. Thanks for tutorial. Your finished pieces are beautiful.

  3. awesome Kezzy - these look amazing x

  4. Hello Kezzy,
    I have created similar work with my left overs and I was also pleased with the results.
    Your mosaics look awesome, as do the diecuts, Great work Kezzy.

  5. I love the happiness of these Kezzy!

  6. The mosaics are so vibrant and colorful - love them!!!

  7. Kezzy, wow Iam goingh to have to try this one I know i have some old
    works of art laying over there some where lol .OK so you
    cut them in a what like a 2x2 and added them to a black back ground
    the you added white dots all over the black parts then you added 16 in aroup ,so what are you doing with them areter you did all that e-mail me dear mredford24@aol.com


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