It's the first of March and Tim Holtz has given us the second tag in this year's 12 Tags of 2012. I love the paper mosaic technique he shows, and couldn't wait to give it a try.
Cut out a piece of grunge board large enough to cover the two mini butterfly dies, and cover one side with Wonder tape. I didn't have a sheet of tape, so used 1/2" wide tape and overlapped the edges. Then placing the tape side down on the dies, cutting out the butterfly shapes.
Tim used antiquities cement embossing powder (ep) between the paper pieces, it's really cool, and looks like grout after it's been heat set. I don't have that, so I decided to go with a gold metallic gold grout look. I used some divine gold ep that was sent to me from Trizzy in Australia. I don't know what brand it is. Tim says after pouring the ep over the butterfly shape, place paper over the ep and press down to work the ep into the exposed areas between the paper pieces. Then heat set and let the ep cool.
crackle paste backgrounds I made earlier. Lightly sprayed heirloom gold Perfect Pearls over it.