Paper mosaic canvas

A fun mixed media project today! I created a paper mosaic canvas using the new kit by Tim Holtz. So here it is!

“Tea time” is going to decorate my kitchen from today!

paper mosaic canvas

Can you see how all those little pieces look like real broken tiles?! Wish you could see the effect in real life! This paper mosaic canvas really looks like a real mosaic!

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The technique is super easy although a little time consuming as you have to stick all those little tiles. But remember, you decide how small or big your tiles will be!

I also had a chance to use my new distress crayons in this project and I find them so soft and easy to smudge so they are my new favorites when it comes to shading.

paper mosaic canvas

I have also used the vintage collage medium which transformed my canvas from bright to vintage looking just by brushing it on.

You can enjoy a step by step video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies


29 Comments

  1. WendyM said:

    A different class! Stunning.

    March 11, 2016
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  2. Patty Pearson said:

    Very cute canvas. I have these products and I am inspired to see another way to use them. Thanks!

    March 12, 2016
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  3. Amy Gray said:

    This is amazing!! Great work!

    March 12, 2016
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  4. Very nice project, something different and new. Thanks for showing us these new products and techniques. Beautiful job.

    March 12, 2016
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  5. juanita davis said:

    Absolutely Delightful!

    March 12, 2016
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  6. Arianna Barbara said:

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeus!!!!

    March 12, 2016
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  7. Irene said:

    This is absolutely fabulous, love the broken tile effect and the shine!!!!

    March 12, 2016
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  8. BunnyD said:

    Oh I saw this product and didn’t realize it could look this good! But then again, in your hands, it was bound to be amazing! Fabulous art piece Vicki.

    March 12, 2016
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  9. Karen said:

    What a wonderful mosaic! It will be beautiful in your kitchen. I hope you put a picture on instagram of it hanging up!

    March 12, 2016
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  10. Oliev said:

    Awesome project, love it!

    March 12, 2016
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  11. Joan smith said:

    OMG!! WOW!! Amazing!! Fabulous!! Awesome!! Gorgeous!! Masterful!! Craftabulous!!
    Stunning!! Breathtaking!! I was Awe Struck!! Vicky I love it!! YOU so ROCK!!

    March 12, 2016
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  12. Julie said:

    I love this project! You can send me one anytime 🙂

    March 12, 2016
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  13. Isabelle Gimenez said:

    Fantastic, it’s really beautiful and magical!Dear Vicky, you really have a lot of talent!Thank you to you !

    March 12, 2016
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  14. Megan said:

    Very clever Vicky. I love the effect. Ginger is so cute, I can’t believe he is not causing more chaos on your craft desk. My ginger cat normally lies on the couch in my studio and sleeps. I agree it is hard to keep cat hair off everything, great tip to use a box to keep the dust and hair off the wet Glossy Accents. Why didn’t I think of that?

    March 12, 2016
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  15. Theresa said:

    I just love this idea. I can’t wait to try for gifts. Great job as always. Thanks!

    March 12, 2016
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  16. Celeste Goff said:

    This canvas is just stunning Vicky! Thank you for sharing your wonderfully talented inspirations with us!

    March 13, 2016
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  17. Marcie Lovett said:

    Love how you added the other elements to the little “tiles.” What a great project, Vicky!

    March 13, 2016
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  18. Suz said:

    Very cool technique. You said the glaze was thinner than GA, did you have any trouble with it spilling over the edges of the tiles? Also, do you know it it yellows over time? The glossy accents does, which I wish it didn’t?

    March 13, 2016
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  19. TracyM #6773 said:

    WOW – FABULOUS canvas Vicky!!!
    LOVE the mosaic, teacups and gloss!!!

    March 13, 2016
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  20. Loly Borda said:

    I love your canvas Vicky! The glossy surface of your paper tiles gives then a fabulous look!

    March 13, 2016
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  21. Mary Ann said:

    Great video as usual. My cat George is always on my craft desk also. It’s funny because i have 2 other cats and they couldn’t care less.

    March 13, 2016
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  22. Shirley said:

    Really neat project. Love the design as well as the colors you used. Great video…thank you for showing TH new products.

    March 13, 2016
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  23. Roxanna W said:

    This project was very fun to watch Great Job Vicki!

    March 17, 2016
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  24. Florence said:

    Wow Vicky, fabulous mosaic! You really ignited my interest to try this techique. Is there any difference between distress crayon and faber gelato?

    March 19, 2016
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  25. Chu K said:

    WOW Vicky, it’s a fabulous mosaic! You really ignited my interest to try the technique. Is there any difference between distress crayon and Faber gelato?

    March 19, 2016
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  26. Susanne said:

    Vicky…I loved this video——I am going to try it…..

    April 1, 2016
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  27. Ruth said:

    Thank you for the inspiration!!

    April 7, 2016
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