two projects with orange and black

hydropetuniaMarch 1, 2012

Hi guys.

Here are my last two projects. I posted the bee recently asking for grout advice.

The bee is the top to a little table. He is about 12" square. Originally it was going to be an outside table, but after investing all this time in it I can't expose it to the elements. But the primary reason I made the bee was to test my methods and materials before starting the tiger. That way if anything went wrong I'd only ruin a small project.

The tiger is about 38" tall. The picture is taken from the dedication page of one of the books. His hands are supposed to make a heart. I plan to insert a picture of me and my sweetheart there. I haven't figured out how to hang him yet, but it's going to have to be fail-safe as we can't have him falling! The picture is a little skewed because I had to hold the camera over my head to get it all in the frame.

The orange tiles are glass, I think all the rest are ceramic.

The base was 3/4" plywood for both, exterior grade for the bee. Tiger shape was cut out with a jigsaw.

The adhesive was silicone II.

Grout was laticrete gray. I think dark gray would have looked better. That's really the only regret I have.

So now I have a large container of tiles and 21 more pounds of grout to find something to do with.

HydroPetunia

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wackyweeder

How cute are those? very nice work!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 6:33PM
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nanatricia

CUTE!!!!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 9:27PM
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Calamity_J

Good Job! I LOVE orange!!!...And stripes...and bees!!!ha!

    Bookmark   March 6, 2012 at 12:36PM
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fldirt

Cute cute cute! Love the tiger! And the bee is adorable.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 10:13AM
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silvamae

Hi, Hydro. Below is a link to a Monarch butterfly project of mine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's blog

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 10:39AM
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texaswild

How darlin'. Excellent mosaic work. I LOVE the expression on the tiger's face, and the bee - looks like she was surprised and just looked up to say "hey y'all".

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 1:34PM
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cathyscache

too dang cute they both are!!!!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2012 at 4:17PM
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loribee2

Awww, Calvin and Hobbes. I love (and miss!) them. Adorable!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 10:11AM
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