mushrooms, palm tree WIP

katishookedJuly 19, 2008

Here are 2 new mushrooms and a palm tree stone I'm doing for my son and DIL.

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texaswild

Cute mushrooms. Where did you get the palm tree? Haven't seen that form before. What kind of stem w/you use for that one? Looks interesting.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 8:17AM
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katishooked

Slow the creative people here have taught me well. The palm is thinset poured into a plastic palm tree party tray I found at GW. I try to remember when shopping, think outside the norm. I'm going to do the stem and coconuts in Van Gogh browns. The leaves in green glass tiles. I'm thinking to grout all in black. What do you think?

Kathy

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 10:26AM
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texaswild

Way to go - my question on the stem should have read "w/you put the same kind of stems on as in the mushrooms? I LOVE black grout - seldom go wrong w/it.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 10:55AM
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cindiloo

What a clever idea! I'll never look at those cheesy plastic party trays the same way again....in fact, I better stop at GW on my way to work this afternoon!
Does the thinset dry hard and then you unmold it and then glue on top of it? Or just pour in the thinset and then start sticking on the tess? Did you put anything in the middle (i.e. pour some thinset...place wire mesh or whatever and then more thinset) for reinforcment?
Sorry for all the ?'s, but I think this is just too cool!
And your mushrooms are just the cutest!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 3:03PM
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katishooked

Slow are you talking about the trunk og palm tree? If so it will be done in Van Gogh. Cindiloo I just put vaseline on tray and poured in thinset. I'm not a master at this so am hoping it will stay together. Left it in mold for a week. It set real hard. It sits on the flat side and I'm mosaicing the curvy side. Gluing hasn't been too bad yet. The test will come with the grouting. It may be a bear to do. Thanks for comments on mushrooms. I have a co-worker that wants some, so am trying to get a few different ones done so she will have a good choice.

Kathy

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 3:21PM
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mermaidmosaics

Kathy, wow a great idea. can't wait to see how it turns out. I have several plastic party trays.. hmmm. got me thinking.

love those mushrooms

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 9:18PM
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daisyme

Gosh, even I could find some party trays! I love this idea! Thanks for the post to show us and for telling us what you're doing here. It'll be fun to see it finished and to get a report on how it held up to grouting.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 11:51PM
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shrty411

pretty mushooms. Great idea for the palm!!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2008 at 11:58PM
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Louisiana_greetings

i like your shrooms and the party tray idea is interesting, ya'll come up with some good ideas.
bonnie

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 12:17AM
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