Stamped 'Mosaic' Challenge--3/18-4/22

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Posted 3/18/2013 by looser in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:27:39 AM
The inspiration for this challenge comes from a project done by a 'newbie' StamPea (Siamesegirl). I have linked the piece to the challenge blog, as well as one of my projects that has 'mosaics'.

Please be sure to click on the Challenge when you upload your projects & also do a link on this thread.

Also.... Please tell us about the mosaics you did--either in your project comments &/or here. You don't need to write volumes, but it is so helpful to others when we have some idea of what/how you met the challenge requirements--even when your piece might be easy to understand without many words.

This challenge is just-for-fun & a chance to stretch our creative muscles. While I would prefer that items be newly made, I will not object to seeing previous 'mosaic' projects so long as you made them.

As always, questions, comments, ideas & tips are welcome on the thread.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 4:22:36 PM
Interesting! Thanks for the generous time frame. I love the two examples you provided.


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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:53:31 PM
Sounds fun! I think I get the idea...

Thanks for a new challenge, Daniel.


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Posted: 3/19/2013 10:48:22 AM
This sounds fun! Thanks for the generous time frame!


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Posted: 3/22/2013 7:23:12 AM
As I have been thinking about this challenge, I have been searching the WEB and came across a mention of putting your mosaic pieces on sticky paper to hold them in place.

What is sticky paper and where can it be purchased.

As I am typing this, I am remembering that I have the spray glue and I believe this would work as well.

Also found where you can use the red rubber that is left over from when you buy the red rubber stamps, punch the stamps out and this is the material that is left behind. I don't have any of that, but I might be getting some.

Let's share some ideas that we have for creating this challenge.

I can not cut straight or glue them in straight lines, so mine is not going to have straight lines.

I may make a tag so I have a smaller space to cover.




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Posted: 3/26/2013 3:00:32 PM
This is next on my To Do list. I decided to skip the egg challenge, cause this one excited me much more, and since they're hosted by the same person...


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Posted: 3/27/2013 11:20:18 AM
Daniel, I was playing while I as making another card and rediscovered a stamp that makes a cobble stone path.

I have upload it to your challenge blog and it is a test sample only, not a completed card.

As usual this is a technique that I am not familiar with and really don't know how to accomplishing your challenge.

Please let me know if I am on the right path, or if I have taken the road way not traveled.

Any comments, suggestions would be so helpful to me and maybe to others.

Here is my first test:\
Ann's first test



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Posted: 3/27/2013 12:13:41 PM
On the right 'path', Ann? ROTFLMAO! Great play on words since you used the path stamp. (Don't spoil it by saying the 'pun' was not intentional, pal )

You are most definitely on the 'right' track, but... I would suggest not overlapping the path impressions. It loses the feel of the path stamp's pavers being individual mosaic tiles. I would make a mask of the path stamp by cutting along the outer edge of the entire image--not eash individual paver in the path. That way you will create a mosaic tile base. Once you have that you can easily add images to it by stamping directly on the 'tiles'. With me so far? Good!

Now... If you go this route, there's a good chance some of the over-stamped image(s) will get into the spaces between the 'tiles'. Again--no prob! A simple solution is to cover the 'intrusions' using a marker or (if you start with white paper) get some 'White Out' (liquid paper) & use it to remove the stuff in the grout (area between tiles). If you can find 'WO' in pen form it works like a paint marker. You can usually find WO in office supply aisles @ drugstores, supermarkets & other places.

Glad you're playing, Ann! Feel free to ask any questions as you wish! Don't ask? Silly you. Don't 'understand'? Silly ME! Just tell me where my explanation got off track for you. OK?


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Posted: 3/27/2013 12:51:47 PM
Ann's share of how she's approaching this challenge inspires me to share a mosaic approach I'm playing with. Sorry I have no pix I can share at this time. Anyhoo...

I have a crackle stamp whose crackles are fairly large & look a bit like mosaic 'tiles'. In order to use them, I'm going to do the under-stamping first & then stamp the crackle on top to make my tiles. Depending on how it looks, I may outline the 'tiles' with my Micron pens.

Since my crackle stamp doesn't have clear separations like Lickey's 'path' stamp, I don't have to 're-grout'.

Don't have either options 'stampwise'? No prob! You can stamp your images & use pens/markers to make your mosaic tiles. And... Mosaic tiles do not have to straight lines. Wiggled lines work!


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Posted: 3/28/2013 1:06:12 PM
Here's my version of a mosaic. It's not exactly a stamped mosaic, but it was made from stamped images.

Mosaic Card


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Posted: 3/28/2013 1:38:20 PM
Actually, Kathy? It works as a 'stamped mosaic' for me & (as Host) my word is all that counts...

As I shared on another thread I'm reworking my 'crackle stamp' idea. It's going much 'better' this time.


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Posted: 3/28/2013 6:11:27 PM
Kathy- I love your piece. Oh my gosh it is a beautiful piece of art.



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Posted: 3/30/2013 12:25:53 PM
ITA, Lickey! I love Beady's use of black!

How's your 'mosaic' coming? That path stamp is cool!

I 'think' my mosaic is done. It went from 'so-so' to 'I like it' pretty quickly. That's always a nice thing, hain't?


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Posted: 3/31/2013 5:30:56 PM
Hey Daniel, just wondering if ONE image, cut into small tiles (and possibly inked around the edges, to distinguish and separate them more) and then arranged in order, is a mosaic? Or does it have to be different types of images on each tile, like all the others I've seen so far?


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Posted: 4/1/2013 4:03:18 AM
Oops, too late. I hope it is ok, cause I spent all afternoon on it! I'll post it tomorrow. If not, it was a good experience anyway...


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Posted: 4/1/2013 9:58:52 AM
LOL on the 'oops, too late', Christin! Glad you just went ahead & did your project--rather than waiting for a 'ruling'.

Just exactly what constitutes a mosaic is open to interpretation. And that's part of my goal for this challenge.

That said... My view is that all mosaics are made by using smaller pieces to create a whole design/image. Whether it is done by using actual separate pieces or made by creating the illusion of separate pieces doesn't matter to me.

I have seen mosaics where it's impossible to believe that they were made with a huge amount of separate pieces. With others, it is easy to see how the construction used separate pieces like tiles &/or irregularly-shaped elements.

My own piece (how to share it soon) went the 'illusion' route.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:23:28 AM
Here's my entry for the stamped mosaic challenge. I almost didnt upload it because I don't like it! I don't like how it came out and can't really put my finger on what it is but I feel like its way too busy.
If time permits, I have an idea in mind and I want to try this again.

collage card


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Posted: 4/2/2013 10:53:49 AM
Pish Tosh, Pug! I think it's great & said so in my comments! 'Course I did make a suggestion about the dragonflys but no biggie.

By all means make & share another one if you like.


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Posted: 4/2/2013 12:34:52 PM
Thanks Daniel! I enjoyed making it but I guess the image in my head was different than how it came out, lol! I definitely want to try again. I can easily remove the dragonflies. I attached them with removable adhesive.


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Posted: 4/3/2013 10:58:55 AM
BTDT, Pug on the 'in my head' thing! No need to remove the dragonflys. pal! I see Beady likes them layered & I have no prob--they are beautifully done.

Have to get my project in the mail--hopefully today. It's been done for a bit now. I must like it 'cause I have no urge to tweak it.


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Posted: 4/12/2013 1:11:18 PM
Hooray! I managed to upload my mosaic piece that Kathy (Beady) scanned for me (bless her heart). I hit the wrong button when I was downloading the attachment from her & ended up having to spend forever fixing the problem. Nothing Kathy did--it was all me!

Anyhoo... Here's my mosaic.

Kathy is using it as a magazine 'bookmark' & says it reminds her of stained glass. Depending on your definition of 'mosaic', I guess stained glass could be considered a form of mosaic work. With this piece I thot it had the look of a Victorian 'Arts & Crafts'--a combination of Morris & Pre-Raphialite.


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Posted: 4/13/2013 10:31:17 AM
Great piece, Daniel! It does have a very Victorian feel to it.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 2:39:05 AM
So, um, yeah, here is my House Mosaic .

I'm afraid it's a bit of a disappointment - it worked much better in my head! And it was one those things where you realise half-way thru that it's not working, but by then you've already invested so much time in it...

Anyway, although I think it's not great for this challenge, I do quite like it, and might use it for a "new house" congrats card.

Thanks for the challenge, Daniel!


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Posted: 4/14/2013 10:38:59 AM
I wanted to participate, I really did. Where or where did the time go?
Soo much inspiration! Thanks for the challenge Daniel.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 10:45:27 AM
Christin. So glad you finished & shared your entry. Beautiful image & coloring.

I really do understand your concern that it doesn't look like mosaic & offered you a suggestion in my comments on your piece. HTH.


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Posted: 4/14/2013 4:54:17 PM
Thanks for the kind comments and advice on my project, everyone.


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Posted: 4/15/2013 7:46:32 AM
I have finished my stamped mosaic piece and I might be trying another, as this one came out really bright. Would like to do something softer.

I used my path stamp, with some masking and then cut the butterfly image with my Sizzix die. Used Cuttlebug folder.

mosaic butterfly for Daniel's challenge



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Posted: 4/15/2013 7:50:17 AM
I posted the wrong image. The correct image has the antenna drawn in. Please picture that the butterfly has antenna.



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Posted: 4/15/2013 10:19:25 AM
FWIW... There's still a whole week left on this challenge.

I definitely like seeing all the ways entries have interepted 'mosaic'. And I'm happy so many have shared the things that they are dissatisfied about in their pieces. It's a great way for lots of us to think about our own solutions when we have difficulties with our projects.


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Posted: 4/15/2013 5:42:07 PM
One more entry for you Daniel. I wanted to try something totally different with this stamp - so this is my masculine card using the path mosaic. Masculine mosaic path



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Posted: 4/16/2013 11:00:55 AM
WTG, Ann! I like both your entries--great that you used the path 2 ways.

Looking at your 'manly' path mosaic, I saw the possibility of turning it into a fish for another piece. There are several pathstones that would work well as fins--body & tail.

Thanks for playing!


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Posted: 4/16/2013 11:16:34 AM
Fun challenge! Don't have time to play right now, but I thought I would share this mosaic card I did a while back: Autumn Butterfly on Stained Glass

Thanks, Daniel, for hosting!


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