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Sunday, 28 July 2013
Lavinia Stamps Mosaics
Then I used a Woodware punch to cut out as many pieces as I could get out of the images.
Square punches are a bit odd, when you buy them.
The one I used for this was described as a 1"punch when I bought it, but the sides measure 1 1/4". I bought another 1" punch, but the sides of that are 3/4", its the corner to corner measurement that is an inch. I haven't actually found a 1" punch that gives 1" sides yet. Its easy to cut them with a ruler, I know, but a punch is quicker.
The squares were matted onto black card, in a grid. I use some thin strips of card I cut for the purpose, to keep my lines straight, with a ruler at the top & side.
It was trimmed to leave a border roughly the same as the joints between the squares.The sentiment was stamped in Onyx black again onto a scrap of white card, matted onto black, and some black acrylic hearts added.
The Mosaic panel went on to a white square card base. with some black &white eyelash wool wrapped around the cards spine.
I matted them up onto black card again, in the same order.
Trimmed the matt down, added it to a square card base again, and some multi coloured wool added to the spine. I treated a scrap of card with the same colours, then stamped the sentiment onto it, and added clear acrylic hearts this time.
I've also entered these in this months Challenge at Lavinia Stamps, which is 'Use a die cut or punch'
Supplies; Assortment of Lavinia Stamps
Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
Distress inkpads: Salty Ocean, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar,Shaded Lilac.
White card to stamp on
Black card for matting
Square card bases.
Colour Duster Brushes, or sponges.