Monday, April 4, 2011

Mosaic Beans

Magical Beans Mosaic

Tools and MaterialsPencil
Canvas boards
Small paintbrush
Craft glue
Dried beans

Magical Beans Mosaic How-To1. Start by drawing a pattern in pencil on your canvas board. You can create geometric designs, a still life, or even a portrait in dried beans -- think of it as a color-by-numbers painting.

2. "Paint" a thin layer of glue in one area of your pattern, and sprinkle the area with colorful beans. Use a single color in each area.

3. Use the ruler to tidy up the edges of the beans before moving on to the next area.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until the board is covered. Let dry for 1 hour.

ResourcesThis project is from Rosie O'Donnel's new book, "Crafty U," 

Read more at Magical Beans Mosaic - Martha Stewart Crafts 

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