Thursday, August 20, 2015

Autumn Rice Mosaic

Hi there! Today I will be showing you how to make an autumn rice mosaic.

You will need the following supplies:

- Raw rice
- Alcohol Ink, your choice of colors
- 4"x4" Art Alternatives Wood Panel
- Tacky Glue
- Mod Podge
- BBQ Skewer
- Small bowls or an old muffin tin

First, pour a handful of rice into a small bowl or container.  Put about five drops of alcohol ink into the bowl.  Mix until all the rice is colored.  Add more drops if you desire more color.  Use a separate bowl for each color you're going to mix.

Next, use a pencil to draw your image on the wood panel.  If you are copying a printed image, you can use graphite paper to transfer it to the panel.

Spread tacky glue over a small section of your image.  Dip the pointed end of your skewer in the tacky glue to make the tip a little tacky.  Use it to pick up and place the rice down one by one.  Work in sections so the tacky glue doesn't dry out.

Once your entire panel is covered with rice, apply a coat of Mod Podge, either matte or glossy depending on your preference.  

There you have it! These look great if you have several that you display together.  They could also be used as coasters! There are lots of different things you can do with this.

Until next time, happy crafting!
Rachel @ Mapunapuna

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