Monday, September 10, 2012


Hi everyone, it's Audrey here with you today and I want to share one of my favorite techniques that can be used on cards or altered items, and always adds an element of fun to any project.  I have seen it called a couple different things, but I have always called it Faux Mosaic (which is that Splitcoast Stampers calls it).

Anyway, enough of my babbling (which I am fond of doing btw LOL)...  For this technique, choose a bunch of different designer papers.  It helps if they follow a certain theme so that the project will look uniform and not like a bunch of randomly picked pieces of paper.

As you can see, I have gone with a Halloween theme and the papers I have chosen are from Doodlebug, Cloud 9 Design and my stash.

Step 2 is to rip your papers into randomly sized pieces.

Then, daub the edges, I have used distress ink, but any ink is fine.

Next get out the Mod Podge and choose the item you wish to use the technique on.   I have chosen this witches' hat that I picked up at Michael's this week. 

Then put your Mod Podge on the item in sections so that it stays wet while you are adding your paper pieces.

You will have to go over the tops of a lot of the papers with Mod Podge to make them stick and it also gives your project a nice glossy finish.

Now that you have finished, time to embellish and add your image(s) and sentiment.  

I have chosen Nickie... "The Sweet Witch" stamp from INKY IMPRESSIONS SHOP, and have cut her out with MFT die and cut the bottom off and daubed with Memento ink.  I have also added "Witching you..." sentiment also from INKY IMPRESSIONS SHOP, which I used a MFT die to cut and then daubed with the Distress Ink that I used on my paper pieces.  I also added grosgrain and jute ribbon from my stash.  I hope this has inspired you!!


  1. What a fun idea. I love how it turned out. TFS.

  2. Oh wow! What a fantastic idea, absolutely brilliant, love those papers and image is fab and works so perfectly on the hat, just so wonderful
    Lindsay xx


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