There is a book I just found at my local library, called "Perfect
Paper Mosaics" by Susan Seymour. It's a very interesting book, and
addresses how to adhere paper to varous objects. It may help you
figure out what to use, and how best to use the medium. I don't
recall off-hand if it says to use Mod Podge, or some other medium,
but I would recommend everyone just look at it for ideas! Very
unique, and unusual ideas.
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, "Cathy Gaul" <allgaul@...>
> Hi all,
> I have to do a character Education project with the entire school
and it is coming right up. We got 6" square white tiles donated and
we are going to use the Underground Railroad and quilts as our theme
(committee decided) and have the kids make tiles. We were going to
use china paint, but this project is for K-5 and I have 360 kids to
> I have basically 3 weeks to work with as well... so...
> I found paper die cut 1 1/2 squares in bright colors, 600 squares
to a box and I think 7 different colors at Joanne Fabrics in the
scrapbook section. We had a meeting and the committee agreed that it
would be a lot quicker and easier with great results using the paper.
The little ones could do easy patchworks and the older kids could
divide squares into rectangles and triangles for more complicated
> Have you tried adhering paper to tile with Mod Podge? I thought
that might do the trick and then decoupage on top of the finished
quilt patch that way. I am trying it myself tonight or tomorrow but
wondered if anyone has tried and succeeded with something like this.
> We are making 9 patch quilt squares and will have a 1/2 inch border
around the edge of the paper pattern so the tiles can fit into a
wooden channel that we will mount to the walls of the school and turn
the tiles into a border. We are finding a good quote to go with the
project and will arrange the tiles in a repeating group of 7-10
patterns (depends on what I want to do and how many I limit the kids
to using that go with the Underground Railroad idea) with a character
ed word in calligraphy painted on a tile with a nice border design of
the same colors in the tiles.
> I have a bunch of fiction books to read as they work and I know the
controversy as to whether quilts were actually used as signals for
runaway slaves, but I will put that disclaimer out there before we
> Thanks for any ideas!