Tricia Morris assembles scrap pieces into fabulous mosaic borders.
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This stunning technique will keep you saving your precious scraps of cardstock! By following a few simple steps, you can create a page or card embellishment that will amaze your friends!
Art Deco Paper Collection and Alphabet Stickers
long blade scissors
2 pieces double-sided tape, approximately 2" x 6"
scraps of paper at least 2-3/4" wide
Mizuhiki paper cord
rotary quilting blade or ruler and utility knife
1. Cut strips of paper at least 2-1/2" wide at random angles (figure A) with the long scissors. Use a variety of colors and treated papers.
2. Remove one side of the backing from a strip of double-sided tape (at least 2" wide) and lay on a flat surface, sticky side up.
3. Place a strip of paper at the top edge of the tape, then a piece of Mizuhiki paper cord, followed by a strip of a different colored paper. Continue this process until the entire strip of tape has been covered (figure B). Trim paper and cord that overlaps the edge of the tape.
4. Use a quality rotary blade to cut the border into long strips, about 1/2" wide. (If a trimmer is not available, use a ruler and craft knife.)
5. Switch the direction of every other strip so that the colors are rearranged to produce a mosaic effect. Remove the backing from one of the strips, and stick to the second sheet of double-sided tape. Separate strips with a length of Mizuhiki cord. Repeat process until all strips have been used.
6. Use the mosaic to accent your page title, or create a border or frame. Incorporate snippets of photos to the mosaic design! Further embellish with glitter glues, tiny beads, fibers... the possibilities are limitless!
Tips on how to utilize small scraps to create a mosaic accent for your scrapbooking pages.