Mr. Sunshine (mosaic)
Category: bethie's world
| Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:33 pm
I made this giant sunface from hypertufa this summer. It is a whopping 46inches by 24inches. It was made on a board by drawing the pattern in marker right onto the board.
I cut hardware cloth to mirror the pattern. Half the hypertufa is put on the board, then all the wire laid down and covered with more hypertufa. Much patting and shaping. You have plenty of worktime on this. The features are put on last.
My top was getting too wet from all the patting so I threw an old sheet on it and soaked up the water. There are some wires inserted between a few of the rays for tethering it if needed. This piece cured for several months and then hubby lugged it in and I start glassing it.
Hubby did his usual Great Job on the grout.
This piece is made as a leaner so I could put it against this stump. Strangely I've named him "Horace" though hubby persists in calling him "Homer."
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