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Have you ever created a border on your Mosaic page? If you haven't you can check out the Border patterns on our Page Pattern blog to see several different borders. Today I will be giving several ideas that you can use on your Mosaic Moments™ pages.
You can create Borders using the smaller Paper Tiles™, photographs, stickers, pattern paper and other embellishments. The grid paper is wonderful for creating borders since it will help give you a nice clean look that would be more difficult to line up without it.
Here are a few simple Borders you can create:
Use Large and Small Sizes Together
You can combine large and small Paper Tiles™ to create a border. Here I used two different sizes of pattern paper in my border (shown in the page below). Different sizes help give variety in your border. I suggest only using two different sizes most of the time. Your border may look too busy and chaotic if you use more than two different shapes.
This 8x8 page has a border on the left side using two 2.125 size blocks, and two 2.125w x 1in. blocks.
Checker Board StyleThis Border is very simple and makes a nice, classy look on a Mosaic page. Just choose two different colors of paper and create a pattern like a checker board. Easy! You can create a checker board border using 1 in. squares or with 2.125 squares (on a 12x12 page).
On this page I used Black one inch Paper Tiles™, and I punched out pattern paper with the One inch punch. So Quick! I created this page in under 10 minutes!
You can create a weaved border with pattern paper and Paper Tiles™. Here are the directions on how to create this:
First, Cut three strips of either pattern paper or Card stock into 11.125w x 1in. strips.
Next, Glue on the edges of each strip. DO NOT put glue in the middle. This will help the smaller Paper Tiles™ to slip through each strip easier.
Stick each of the Strips on the grid paper as shown here.
Next, take a 1 in. x 3.25 strip and place it carefully in the strips as shown above. So, for this first Paper Tile™ I made sure it went on top of the middle strip and under the top and bottom strips. Line it up carefully and as best as possible with the grid lines.
It should look like this when you are done.
Next, take a second Paper Tile™ (it can be the same color or a different color) and slip into the strips as shown in the picture. Align with the grid as best you can. Repeat these last few steps until you have ten Paper Tiles™ in between the strips.
The final result should look like this: Isn't it a fantastic look! I added some alphabet stickers as well.
"Butterfly" supplies used: This page was created using Mosaic Moments™ 12x12 Sandstone grid paper. White, Boysenberry, Grape Delight, and Plum Delight Paper Tiles™ were used for matting photographs and as embellishments on this page.
You can always decorate Paper Tiles™ with stickers, rub-ons, or stamps. Cut them up to create a border like the one shown on the right below:
You can create a mosaic border as shown below. This is great for when you do not necessarily want to cover your entire page with the Mosaic look. A border makes a nice accent on any page.
For the page below I used a mix of mosaic border with 2.125 square photos (covered with circle tiles). This is great for mixing close up photographs with other detail shots. Here I cut a close up shot of ornaments into one inch squares and the other detail photos are the presents we received for Christmas.
Using 2.125 Squares
you have taken many photos on a vacation or other event, making a
border with 2.125 blocks is a great option to fit many photographs on a
page as shown below: Cutting the squares with a 2.125 square punch makes it fast and simple.
"Murphy-Brown Family Days" by Tami Potter
I hope you gathered some ideas for future pages! If you create any pages with borders, publish them on the Journella website. I would love to see your work!