A couple of projects - Updated

crazymosaicsAugust 7, 2008

You can click on this link and it should take you to my album: http://s276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/

Hello,

I bought two big boxes of stained glass scraps from a stained glass that was going out of business so I've been working through that.

I've uploaded four projects. Three completed and all un-grouted. I don't know how to put the pictures in so I've added the links below.

Lighthouse - I copied a picture out of a magazine and blew it up and now i'm putting the stained glass over a piece of glass from an old picture frame. I think I'll grout it black and then once it's finished I'll put the frame over the picture (which i painted a dull red) and my dad will put brakets on the back to hold the picture in place.

Vase - Just a plane round glass vase that I used pink and purple stained glass on. I drew the butterflies and taped them on the inside of the vase and went over the outline with the glass. I think I'll grout it black

Flower pot - This was just a spur of the moment project that I did when I first got my boxes of scrap glass. I think I'll grout it dark or medium grey.

Tissue box - This was my second mosaic I did when all I had were really small tiles. I will grout this a medium/dark grey.

I've only been doing mosaics for about three months and only one project has been grouted but i won't start any more projects until I get these grouted. Let me know what you think.

I also have to learn how to get my camera to stop putting the glare on the glass.

Glass Vase

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/Vase05-08.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/VaseCloseup05-08.jpg

Lighthouse picture

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/LighthouseWIP08-08.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/LighthouseWIP08-08a.jpg

Tissue Box

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/Tissuebox05-08.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/Tissuebox05-08a.jpg

Flower pot

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/Flowerpot05-08.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk39/crazymosaics/Flowerpots05-08.jpg

Here is a link that might be useful: Crazymosaics

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lovemosaics

Wow! You are a natural! Never in a million years would anyone believe you had only been at this for 3 months!
Truly Beautiful work. I have never tried a scene like your light house, just blown away!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 3:09PM
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curbdiver1954

All wonderful projects! Really impressed with the lighthouse, too....but my favorite is the vase! Understand what you mean about having several done but for the grouting! Hoping to do a grout marathon of sorts this week-end...or NOT, may just start a couple MORE things! LOL!

Pat

    Bookmark   August 7, 2008 at 7:31PM
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texaswild

Ahhhh - so nice to just click on a link and see it all. CRAZY: This just knocks my socks off. I now can tell more about the lighthouse. I've seen your pattern-under-the-glass used so many times, and I've never tried it. This REALLY inspires me to try the beautiful sunset picture I took in PV on my last visit. You just take the cake. Your work is wonderful!!!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 8:24AM
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texasfern

Yep, and light the candles on that cake!
Wonderful work!
These younguns are so energitic!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 10:12AM
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barbfrizzell1955

I loved all your stuff and I can't wait to see the finished projects once you grout them.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 11:50AM
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trancegemini_wa

wow so many projects! the glass vase is my favourite, I just love the butterfly. I cant wait to see these when they're finished!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 1:17PM
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mermaidmosaics

Crazy, You caught the bug I see, LOL.. Beautiful work, I love your flutterby best but they are all awesome. Great job. Keep them coming

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 2:35PM
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theeggshelllady

Super mosaics!!! I really love the lighthouse.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2008 at 3:43PM
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mermaidmosaics

Crazy, You caught the bug I see, LOL.. Beautiful work, I love your flutterby best but they are all awesome. Great job. Keep them coming

    Bookmark   August 9, 2008 at 7:51PM
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crazymosaics

Here is my lighthouse picture with the frame that will go around it. This is a Christmas gift for my aunt. It took 4 hours just to do the sky. But now all I have to do is grout :)

Thanks for the instructions on how to post my pictures :)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 10:55AM
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crazymosaics

Thanks for all of the great responses. I won't have as much time to work on this b/c starting next week I'll be taking a drawing class twice a week and a ceramics class twice a week and two online art history classes so that I can enroll in my masters program next fall. I am going back to school to become an art teacher :) But I'm not giving up on working on my mosaics. I love the glass on glass work. I found this picture in a magazine, it was a picture of a rug :)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 10:58AM
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texaswild

Uh oh. I feel some masterpieces are in store for the forum. You l'il artist you - asking us all these elementary questions. You should be teaching US!!! You l'il heifer - what a tease on your last sentence. A RUG!!!!! EXCUSE ME????? That's your next project????? Oh, I can see it now - you're gonna make me wanna throw in my tools and give all my stuff away and find another hobby or go back to gardening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 1:27PM
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cindiloo

The red frame is PERFECT for your beautiful lighthouse GOG!
Can't wait to see it grouted! Wow, you really are going to be busy! Learn all that good stuff then you can give us tips, LOL!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 3:23PM
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texasfern

LOL Slow! I'll join you!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 4:02PM
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daisyme

Not only did you do a WONDERFUL job on these pieces, you FINISHED all of them! (I'm still working on a project I started weeks ago!) Each one of yours is special and unique. Great job!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2008 at 7:33AM
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crazymosaics

Not finished yet. I'm going to start grouting this weekend but I have requests for a tissue box, picture frame and a vase so maybe I can make some extra bucks.

And slow, you are still the best.
Thanks :)

    Bookmark   August 14, 2008 at 8:56AM
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