“We will be friends forever, just you wait and see.”
– A.A Milne (Author of Winnie the Pooh)
So here’s another one for the books! I recently completed this birthday card for a friend that had a lifelong love for this classic childhood bear. To see how I was able to transform this card, keep reading!
The card as previously seen in other Mosaic Cards posts starts out as a simple drawing. I then assign colour tags to different sections of the drawing to make the gluing process simpler later on.
The finished product then comes alive with all the bright hues that embody Pooh just right. For those of you who are curious as to what kind of paper I utilize to create the mosaic effect on the image, I prefer to use cardstock. Depending on the amount of space I need to cover on the image, I will cut the paper into small squares accordingly. For the face for example, the yellow squares would be larger in comparison to the eyebrows which would be long thin strips of paper. Other than that, there’s really nothing else to it!
The final image as seen above, incorporates a circle of neutral colour onto the back of the image. The circle will later on be used to write the birthday message. Based on the frame that I use to place the card in, the perfect circle size is that of a regular CD or DVD.
For those of you who are willing to give this a try one day, here are the materials that you’ll need:
1. Scrap paper for the drawing
2. Cardstock or any other type of coloured paper
3. Gluestick (Disclaimer: Make sure that it’s transparent so it doesn’t show up all over the card after application)
5. Frame (This is completely up to preference)
You’re all set!
Thanks for dropping by for a read, I hope that you’re enjoying seeing all of these cards come to life with just a little colour and loving! These may appear extremely tedious to complete but it really does count as a part of a present and from past friends and family that I’ve given these to, they keep them in their frame and it becomes a decoration piece and great conversation piece!
Until next time!
– J. Vo