odd pink vase

nicethymeJanuary 23, 2014

seriously, its like the color of Mercurochrome. so I just started using textured clears. the real question will be what the heck color grout should I use.

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silvamae

Do you ever paint your grout? I do all the time. I did a pink bottle last year and grouted it with white, then painted the grout silver. The only way I have found for the painted look to work is, I pour out some acrylic craft paint into a lid, then use a damp natural silk sponge to apply the paint all over. I lightly "pounce" it on. Then I immediately start wiping the paint off the glass while trying to leave it on the grout, using a damp terrycloth rag. Of course, I usually disturb the paint here and there and have to reapply it. But that's the only method I have found that looks good in the end.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 10:09PM
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nicethyme

yeah I've painted many times myself. and I like the bright colors. But I still have a small stash of lipstick red - I was thinking of that or bright yellow - which I can make

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 10:25PM
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silvamae

I love the combination of pink and yellow.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 11:29PM
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phish_gw

it looked pretty good but I like the other ideas here better, especially the idea of silver grout against that pink glass!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 10:05AM
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brokenbitmosaics

It looks cool! Going to be really cool when it's grouted.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 10:33AM
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nicethyme

finally finished gluing this, now I need to wait for the glue to clear up, I decided not to have it meet up on the ends - I really like that you can see the different profiles of the mosaic through the vase.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 4:15PM
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silvamae

What did you decide about the grout?

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 4:22PM
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nicethyme

right now I'm pretty sure I'm going with bright yellow

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 7:24PM
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texaswild

That's really a nice piece. Love the uneven edges. You keeping this or selling?

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 7:52AM
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nicethyme

so I grouted it in a gradation and was really pleased until I started cleaning it and the pink coating came off of the glass WAAAAAH! so now I'm going to have to scrape it all off and figure out whether I can paint it with glass paint or maybe alcohol inks...

but I do love the grout colors

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 6:27AM
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texaswild

Same thing happened to my friend Jeannie recently. You have to hold the gems to the light and look through them to see if the color is actually in the glass. Those bought at HobLob and other craft stores are just painted. There is a website that sells really colored glass ones - all sizes - link follows.
http://www.wholesalersusainc.com/decorative-crafts/glass-gems.html?gclid=CK-Hubq657wCFafm7AodYGwAXg

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 9:12AM
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powermuffin

What adhesive did you use?
Diane

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 3:45PM
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nicethyme

I use many different glues for different things, on this particular vase - I wasn't in a hurry and didn't need to work vertically so I chose weldbond

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 2:02PM
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