A jigsaw puzzle, that is! 🙂
I am in a vintage puzzle swap, and it is such fun! It’s exciting to think about my little piece being part of a greater expression of art.
I chose to alter my pieces in a vintage comic book theme. It was a lot of cutting and trimming, but when everything was in place, the hard work was worth it. So without delay here are my pieces…..
As you can see I had two different puzzle piece styles, but thought that they both worked with the main layout. The puzzle piece was all white when I started, so inking it up was the first order of business. It was inked all over with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink. Then the layering began. After each image was stuck on the puzzle piece— the paper was trimmed away with a craft knife and scissors. The edges were sanded with a nail file to encourage the edges of the image to mesh with the puzzle piece. Filing the paper is a great way to achieve a nice smooth look, and to allow added layers to appear like it had always been part of the original puzzle piece. I applied 5 layers of Mod-Podge, in the matte finish, with a small paintbrush. This application gave the piece a nice glaze, while making it smooth. I like how the Podge gave the project a finished look and eliminated the pieced images from having rigid edges. Can’t wait to see what everyone else is creating.