Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Get Creative with Cut & Create Paper Mosaics

I've been really enjoying doing other crafts than sewing with some wonderful books that I've gotten.

Cut & Create Paper Mosaics is one of those books.  I like to call the mosaics paper-by-number.

The book, or kit, comes with 9 projects.  There are 3 beginner, 3 intermediate, and 3 advanced.

The book tells you how to get started, then a picture of each project with the instructions on the opposite page.  Then you will see each of the pages with the numbers.  This is for reference that I will talk about later.

The pack includes cardboards of the mosaics that you actually work on, as well as all of the colored papers that you need to complete each project.  On the back of the papers are the shapes that you need to cut for each project.  They are also numbered.

Of course I started with the first project, which is called Frog in Summer.  I'm not quite done with it, but getting pretty close.

I found this to be a nice break away from my devices, and very relaxing to work on.  As I said at the start of my post, it's so nice to have other craft mediums to work on too.  It's a welcome change!

I wondered why there were the pictures of the project also in the book.  It didn't take me long to figure that out though.  As you put the paper tiles on to your project, you end up covering up some of the numbers.  You need those pictures from the book to refer to to know where all the numbers are once you have covered some up.
You might notice in my picture below that I chose to mark off the number as I pasted the tile on.  I found this made it much easier to find my next number.

I can't wait not to get this project finished and move on to the next one in the book.

These are the tools you will need to work the Cut & Paste Paper Mosaics:

Scissors and or an X-Acto Knife and a self healing cutting mat.
This is a good time of year to buy those small school scissors at a good price.  I find them to be sharp enough even for my cutting fabrics.  You may want the mat and x-acto knife for the smaller pieces.

Glue sticks.  Again, it's a great time of year to stock up on glue sticks!

Standard hole punch.  I've not gotten to that part of my Frog in Summer, but many of the projects have you cutting circles.

Tweezers.  These are handy for placing the smaller paper tiles on to your project.

Envelopes.   I chose to cut each tile as I used it, but many choose to cut them all at once.  You will want an envelope for each color and number set in this case.

Disclosure:  I rec'd a copy of this book for  review.  I was not compensated in any other way and any opinions are my own.  Post does contain affiliate links.


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