Mosaics - LIP (Learning in Progress)

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  1. muddypaws

    muddypaws Seedling

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    Hi stewbies!

    My new project is mosaics. I LOVE finding and breaking the plates! My first project is below, but didn't turn out as I wanted. Here it is:

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    sideways. sorry ( photo / image / picture from muddypaws's Garden )

    Okay. I's sideways but the get the idea. Its a plant in a planter. Here's what I learned from my first project.
    1. when using black grout, no dark color tile. The planter pot doesn't show up too well
    2. I had too much space between the tile pieces and it makes the entire piece look too dark. I may repeat this one all over again.

    My next project WIP:

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    ( photo / image / picture from muddypaws's Garden )

    I'm going to use white grout on this one, and place the pieces closer together.

    I have to say that after my hypertufa projects, I think this will be my new favorite. I have people at work bringing me old colorful plates to use. It's very relaxing and pretty easy too once you find a good pattern.

    (Yes, it's just 6am. I can't sleep so here I am posting!

    Have a good day, all!
    Muddypaws
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I actually like the first one and would hang it in my garden any day. It reminds me of a topiaried bay tree - very nice. :D Do let us see the butterfly once it's finished as it looks good already. So glad you're enjoying your new hobby. :stew2:
     
  4. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Susan, the first one looks great. just like a topiary. the black grout and plates look fine. Butterfly one is looking good, too.
     
  5. marlingardener

    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Susan, all artists are their own harshest critic. Those mosaics are lovely to my eye. Please post a photo of the butterfly when it is finished. Wish I had some plates to send you!
     
  6. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Those look fantastic! Mosaic's are something I have wanted to try, as well as stained glass.
    Can't wait to see the finished butterfly :)
     

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