Think Inside the Grid!
You love the look of Photo Mosaics and Mosaic Moments Pages – the clean lines, the organization… but, sometimes you want to "roughen" things up a bit! It's okay – you don't have to give up one, to do the other.
Want to try a "messy" technique – but you still want to work on a grid? Try giving yourself an area (a block or two) to work on – you can wrinkle and tear your paper, add circles, or set an image on an angle – no problem. (see detail image below.)
I thought it would be a good fit to add a bit of "grunge" to my Chicago page. I used an 6.625 x 6.625 mat I cut from cardstock as my foundation (for a grunge space.) I cut a sheet of Basic Grey Paper into a square, wadded it up, tore it up, added some creases, and placed it on top of my nealy cut mat. Then, before adding my photo, I tore the right edge – using a metal ruler. The "grunging" process gave me the opportunity to offer my "artistic statement" about the city (and it was fun.) 🙂
My city list…
Things we saw for the first time in Chicago:
1. The Chicago skyline
2. Grant Park
3. Lake Michigan
4. The Brookfield Zoo
5. Couch and a chair art – decorated like cake.
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