Paperboard Mosaics

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Introduction: Paperboard Mosaics

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Materials:

Paperboard Boxes - tissue boxes, cereal boxes, soda boxes, etc.

Tools:

Glue
Scissors

Step 1:

Cut out your paperboard canvas. Use either the front or back!

Step 2:

Cut mosaic pieces from your paperboard into different shapes and sizes.

Step 3:

Lay out your mosaic pieces. Try both free form and a specific design.

Step 4:

Glue your mosaic pieces to your paperboard canvas. Tip: Use a damp rag to clean sticky fingers and excess glue.

Step 5: Experiment 1

Try single colors, a different shape, words

Step 6: Experiment 2

Make a mosaic postcard!

Step 7: Experiment 3

Try scrap paper, maps, envelopes, wrapping paper. No scissors? Tear the pieces!

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    2 Comments

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    cdewald
    cdewald

    Question 7 months ago on Introduction

    What do you recommend for the base or background for this? I don't see a material listed, unless it is a piece of cardboard as well. Thank you!

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    idealab
    idealab

    Answer 7 months ago

    We did use the same type of cardboard for the background, but really you can experiment and choose anything you think will work for a background! Basically, whatever you feel you can glue the mosaic pieces to.