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Learning from the Masters - Tiffany

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Tiffany's beautiful stained glass and glass mosaics inspired this booklet. Paper mosaics can be made with any type of paper but most of these were made with paint chips you get free in paint departments--just be sure to ask permission and never take the last chip!! White glue is used!!
my daughter came up with this idea as a middle school student placing first in district with this magnolia mosaic

my daughter came up with this idea as a middle school student placing first in district with this magnolia mosaic

a work in progress traded to a coffee shop for lots of coffee!!

a work in progress traded to a coffee shop for lots of coffee!

start with a simple shape and scraps of scrapbook paper--edges do not touch in a mosaic

start with a simple shape and scraps of scrapbook paper--edges do not touch in a mosaic

now try a simple fish shape

Paper mosaics are always fun and easy and very professional looking.

any subject works great!

any subject works great!

another work in progress--these are fast and fun--make the small for young children and use larger retangular or square paper shapes.  The older the artist, middle school or older, tiny pieces work best!!

another work in progress--these are fast and fun--make the small for young children and use larger retangular or square paper shapes. The older the artist, middle school or older, tiny pieces work best!

this technique works on canvas and canvas board---hint, put your glue on board, use a toothpick to touch glue and touch your cut up paint chips.  Cut the paint chips really small.  Don't worry if you are using a toothpick, the work moves quickly!

this technique works on canvas and canvas board---hint, put your glue on board, use a toothpick to touch glue and touch your cut up paint chips. Cut the paint chips really small. Don't worry if you are using a toothpick, the work moves quickly!