Faux Mosaic Art Panels

By  Roberta Wax 

size: 5"x7"

  • Faux Mosaic Art Panels


  • Artist's Loft White Canvas Panels, 5”x7”, two
  • Paper Source Cardstock: Royal Blue, Paper Bag
  • Copper jewelry wire
  • Blue sea glass


  • Stamps: Hero Arts South Pacific Floral Wallpaper, Leafy Vines; Stampers Anonymous Artful Mosaic
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencils: Harlequin, Bubble
  • Wire cutters
  • Jewelry pliers (optional)
  • Inks: Imagine Crafts VersaMark, Ranger Antique Linen Distress; Clearsnap ColorBox Royal Blue Pigment
  • Ranger Jubilee Blue Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder
  • Embossing powder: Ranger Light Blue Opaque; white, clear
  • Ranger: Texture Paste, Matte Multi Medium, Glossy Accents, Ink Blending Tool
  • White gesso

Basic Supplies

  • heat tool, palette knife, paper trimmer, paintbrushes, paper towels
  • Beige Mosaic
  • 1. Apply light coat of gesso to canvas; let dry. Stencil Harlequin pattern randomly on canvas using texture paste applied with palette knife. Wash stencil; let paste dry completely. Apply Antique Linen ink lightly over stenciled areas and along canvas edges using blending tool. Add more ink as needed.
  • 2. Stamp Floral Wallpaper onto Paper Bag cardstock using watermark ink. Apply white embossing powder, shake off excess, and heat set.
  • 3. Cut embossed cardstock into 1/2"-1" strips, then cut strips into smaller "tiles" of varying sizes. Arrange tiles on canvas, leaving room for copper wire. Adhere using Multi Medium.
  • 4. Cut wire to 4"-6" lengths; coil using fingers or jewelry pliers. Paint wire with gesso, let sit for 10 seconds, and wipe off some gesso using paper towels. Adhere wire to canvas using Multi Medium.
  • Blue Mosaic
  • 1. Repeat Beige Mosaic Step 1, using Bubble stencil.
  • 2. Repeat Beige Mosaic Step 2, stamping Leafy Vines on Royal Blue cardstock. Heat emboss using Light Blue embossing powder.
  • 3. Repeat Beige Mosaic Step 3, leaving room for sea glass accent. Adhere tiles using Glossy Accents.
  • 4. Ink collage stamp with Light Blue embossing ink. Apply Royal Blue ink to center of sea glass. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder; carefully melt using heat tool. (Note: Start with thin layer of powder and hold heat tool farther away than normal to prevent powder from blowing off.) While first layer of powder is still warm, add more clear powder and melt. Apply more ink if powder is not sticking during melting. Continue to build up thick layer of embossing powder. Add sprinkle of Jubilee Blue pigment powder to last layer.
  • 5. When embossed area is thick enough to hold impression, carefully press pre-inked collage stamp into powder. Let stamp set until powder cools completely; remove stamp. Brush area with Jubilee Blue pigment powder.
  • 6. When sea glass is completely cool, adhere to canvas using Glossy Accents.
  • Tip
  • 1. Use leftover tiles to create a one-of-a-kind card. Adhere tiles to a blank card base using Glossy Accents. When sending in the mail, cushion card surface with a thin sheet of cardstock or padding.