I think I figured it out.. a few pix

recycler4artApril 24, 2010

OK, I think I got it figured out, but we shall see... LOL

Go ez on my early works... LOL I seem to get better with each project.... but grouting is my enemy!!!! Here is the link to pix....

Here is a link that might be useful: pix I HOPE!!!!

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recycler4art

P.S. THE DATE WAS A DEFINITE BUST!!!!! thats all I gotta say bout that....

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 10:37AM
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wackyweeder

I think the mosaic bug has bitten you badly! you have been busy! Love your big ol rooster panel and all your other stuff. Welcome!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 4:06PM
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flagtruck

You have done a beautiful job for starters. If grouting is your enemy, it is my nemisis...I hate it and I am ashamed to post anymore work I have done until I get it grouted. I have about 15-20 pieces awaiting grout now and more on the way. I am really not a grouter but I am devoting at least three days a week to this until I get it done....
You keep up the good work, and keep up your grouting habits. Do them as you make them and they won't pile up on you.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 7:26PM
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recycler4art

not so much that I dont LIKE to grout (although it definitely isnt something I WANT to do) but that I SUCK at it! ! My grout lines are not flush with the glass (or whatever), my edges look so messy... It makes a really beautiful piece look like a preschool project. MAKES ME INSANE!!! I tried thinning my grout, thickening it, using my hand, trowel, scraper, squeegie... I have even REgrouted some projects to bring the grout to be flush... WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???????????

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 6:46AM
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texaswild

Well gee, RECYC: I don't see a thing wrong w/your work. Everything looks like it's cleaned of the grout, and as far as grout being flush w/the tess, is that even possible w/some dish shards? Looks like you've been mosaicing for years - definitely NOT preschool work. IMO, you are worrying too much. You're doing a great job. As you said, you get better w/each piece. Isn't that what practice is all about. As FLAG said, keep doing what you're doing - looks REAL good to me.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 8:45AM
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Calamity_J

Looks great! And grout is always gonna need cleaning up...I LOVE to grout!!! I always use sanded grout as the non sanded is too mucky!! Boy I wish I lived in Texas! I'd be over at Flag's place grouting everything she's got!!!ha! Luv Luv Luv it!

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 1:53PM
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flagtruck

Janey Bo you always say that and I have been saving it up for you. I did finish two pieces today and will take pics in the am when I can get some help moving one of them.
You are always welcome here.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2010 at 7:21PM
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recycler4art

Thanks guys!!!! What a refreshing relief.... I really did think I was doin something seriously wrong. My aunt paid for me a class at the local art gallery... it will be fun & hopefully I will learn something exciting I can come & share. hahahah!!! Everyone have a great week!! OH & BTW, I am a Northerner myself... MICHIGAN!!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 3:01PM
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barbfrizzell1955

I love to grout too because that is when a mosaic finally comes together. I don't always make the right grout choice though. LOL
I live in a suburb of Detroit, where are you? I think your work looks fine.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2010 at 5:20PM
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recycler4art

Crafty, I am about 50 mins North of Grand Rapids in the Canadian Lakes area.... I just finished two tables & a lazy susan that I am very thrilled with!!! Will post on pb over the next few days!!!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2010 at 6:08AM
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