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Before and After: Amazing Mosaic (Out of Beans!)

I was blown away by this incredible mosaic that Craftster member Boogaloo made out of various types of dried beans. Curious as to whose portrait she's crafting? Then


Boogaloo writes, "I wanted to make a bean representation of the oh-so-cool poster by Shepard Fairey." She also went on to note that her copy of the 1966 Better Homes and Gardens Guide to Stitchery and Crafts notes that “Seeds, glue, and imagination are all you need to do seed mosaics.” However, adds Boogaloo, "They forgot to mention patience and a ridiculous amount of time."

Now, no matter what your thoughts are on the US presidential election, or your political affiliation, I think we can all agree that this portrait is an incredible work of art. Nice work, Boogaloo! (Oh, and I'd be more than happy to post a bean mosaic of John McCain, if anyone's made one!)

Read more about Boogaloo's project here.


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True-Song True-Song 8 years
That looks awesome. Casa, I'd love to see other ways people have used campaign materials in their decor. I just framed a neat Obama campaign poster and put in in this built-in alcove in my house. The writing says "I registered because my generation is this country's future."
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
feels like a rip off of artist Vik Muniz' that work is great.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 8 years
That looks fantastic!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that the piece itself is really cool - although i don't care much for the guy. i don't know how you do it - being that precise with the beans in order to make it look so amazing!
reactionary reactionary 8 years
i can't even imagine how long that must have took. it looks really, really good though.
OhFish OhFish 8 years
Way awesome, boogaloo!
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 8 years
Ok, I'll admit it. That is pretty darn good!!
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