A few months ago, I saw an Instagram reel showing an artist breaking faulty pottery – already glazed – and using it to make gorgeous mosaic pieces. Stunning work! I thought if she could repurpose her failed works – maybe I could do the same! I have SO many watercolors piling up that are just, well….not great – let’s see what I can turn them into if they get chopped into bits!
Watch the video below or click HERE to view it on YouTube.
The elephant came out, well – not excellent but it was a great teaching tool! I learned if I want to do detail as I did in the face, I need to wipe my schedule clean of a lot more stuff so I can spend more time on it. I do like the variety in scale of the mosaic pieces, but I wish I’d planned it more carefully, instead I just got in a hurry to call it done.
Making a card this way was much simpler, especially after the large elephant piece! I’ll likeely make some more cards like this….and maybe I’ll do another large piece at some point, we’ll have to see.
Lots more mosaic pieces left……whee!
Do you have some practice paintings you could chop up to try something like this? Or maybe some designer paper that you don’t like could take on a new life…or any kind of background.
Give this idea a try, too – click the image to go see this bookmark tutorial:
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