Mosaics & Caffe


I recently got my hands on the new Square Shape Studio from Epiphany Crafts!!! It rocks. I have to admit I was not initially sold on the idea of the square shape, much like I do not understand the need for square punches when paper trimmers are everywhere. I am so on the same page as Alton Brown when he's in the kitchen: NO uni-taskers in the scrapbook room.


But an interesting thing happened when I started working with the Shape Studio.


I had glued a super cute Authentique Paper diecut in the shape of a postage stamp to a scrap of paper by accident. I wanted some element of the stamp on my page, under the glass-like Epiphany Crafts Bubble Cap (epoxy). 



The resulting postage stamp “mosaic” was so awesome! I made each square a little off-kilter from the previous one so they would not line up like tiles but on the page, the image lined up under the “panes of glass”. I wanted more of a feeling of looking through a window at the stamp. It was perfect for the feel of my late-night photos at Urth Caffe with tammyi and boys.



I created the tiles for the title using the same Square Shape Studio from Epiphany Crafts. The letters stickers I chose (American Crafts) were too large for the tiles so I punched them off center to capture the most telling part of each letter. I love the way they turned out!


Supplies:

  • Papers- Authentique Papers, Bo Bunny Press, Pink Paislee, We R Memory Keepers, unknown (alphas)
  • Stickers – American Crafts
  • Diecuts – Authentique Papers
  • Twine – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
  • Ink – Clearsnap
  • Square and Round 14 Shape Studios, Round 20 Button Studio, and Buttons and Bubble Caps – Epiphany Crafts
  • Tape – Vintage Street Market
  • Punch – Martha Stewart


Happy Scrapping!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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