Step 2: Cut the "Tiles"

Shown is a simple "jig" I made to place a smaller piece of foam on, and be able to reproduce the same size of tile.  For clip art images, copy your source, then either hold it very tightly as you cut with scissors, or glue the image onto the foam. I used spray adhesive to do that, and the paper is easily removed when completed.
That is genius:)
You are truly very talented! I love these tin cans covered with the faux mosaic tiles. They look so real that I would have never guessed they were faux tiles or even tin cans for that matter!!! I can not wait to make a few of these of my own. I hope that it's okay, I just could NOT resist featuring your tin cans on a tin can craft round-up I just finished. You can see it here: <br> <br>http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/cute-clever-tin-can-craft-projects <br> <br>Thank you so much for sharing this :)
Thanks jamie...hope you have made a few projects...any pictures?
&nbsp;This is a great idea! <br /> Do you think it would hold up to do a small backsplash for a bathroom? I have about 5&quot; to &quot;tile&quot; and was tossing up doing a mosaic of painted squares...but this would be so much cooler!
I would like to do that too. Would I glue the foam tiles right to the wall?
I think it would work. I would seal it with maybe 3 coats of polyurethane, water based. Then when you cleaned it, be careful not to really scrub.&nbsp; would be a lot cheaper and easier, too!&nbsp; Let me know how it comes out. Cman<br />
I really like the roses! Did you make them, too? Would love to see how, if so
<p> see&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; /<a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Roses/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Paper-Roses/</a></p>
There is a&nbsp;fun techiquence for craft foam which gives the foam a leather look.&nbsp; Just lightly run a heat gun over the foam from several inches away.&nbsp; The foam with contract and &quot;pebble&quot;, giving a leather look.
Amazing peice of artwork !!! Good for gifting !!!
Thanks! Cman<br />
Couldn't you just modgepodge over the 'tiles'? I dunno I'm probably wrong lol<br />
these flowers are sooo beautiful! i'll be trying them soon and sending you a pic of my results! thanks!<br />
<span class="medium_text" id="result_box"><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Es muy bonito, pero para hacer algo as&iacute; hay que tener sentido art&iacute;stico.">Very nice, but to do something as this, you have to have artistic sense. </span><span style="background-color: rgb(255,255,255);" title="Si yo lo intento, me saldr&aacute; algo rid&iacute;culo"><br /> <br /> If I try it, I'll do something ridiculous!!</span></span>
Thanks rimar....sometimes I think the same thing, and then I say...do it anyway! Cman<br />
&nbsp;This is really interesting, I agree with Nizerbean some crafts these days are really dumbed down. But this one has an amazing outcome, and with the grout it really looks like a tile mosaic. Nice Job!
Thanks hitman. Cman<br />
I like how you were able to fit &quot;Merry Christmas&quot; on the can. This looks to be an amazingly original project to do with children. The outcome is worth keeping forever unlike some projects geared for kids that are so dumbed down. Great job.
&nbsp;I totally agree with this. &nbsp;I'm looking forward to trying to 'tile' foam core boards with a 'flagstones' to make some gaming accessories. &nbsp;(My partner found a pattern for a foamcore &quot;dice tower&quot; for rolling dice, and I think it would look 100x cooler as a CASTLE.)<br /> <br /> Thanks so much for taking the time to show how it works!
Sounds cool. let us see when you're done! Cman<br />
Thanks Ninzer! Cman<br />

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