For this mosaic, I know the focus will be a tree variation. When working with a nonspecific element, I will often draw a simple sketch onto the base. Since it is not an exact representation, there is no need for me to work within a grid. Where the glue leads me, is where my journey will go. I love all the options!
Note – There is a single border comprised of brown and cream iridio; and the outline of the tree is is dark brown Van Gogh glass. As discussed in previous posts, iridio and Van Gogh add a lot to the design.