Mosaic hopeful!!

oldcraftyAugust 2, 2011

I have attached, not a real good pic, it was taken by my aunt when I was busy

measuring and forwarded to me, of my hopeful mosaic project. I have shared my idea with slow and concrete and they have both been very helpful with advise.

It's too hot right now to get started, but I am "composing" ideas in my head. There will be a total of 4....16"x16" and 4..... 8"x16" and 6 ....12"x12"stepping stones done individually at home and then set upon the concrete foundation that I have already had poured. The hole on the left hand side will have a rose planted in it this fall. Each stone I would like to create a scene, so to speak, depicting their lives. Some of the things I would like to incorporate are: a tractor, a cat, a dog, rose, a quilt square, fishing, chicken and rooster. And by my newborn sister, maybe an angel and a cross as she died at birth. The concrete base is approximately 9 feet long and 36' wide.

I am very open to any and all suggestions. I hope this will become a reality and not just a dream!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texaswild

There's no reason you can't do this. Don't let fear rob you of beginning this wonderful project. You'll be sooooooo proud of it when you finish. If you don't want to make the stepping stones, you could easily mosaic on screen, and apply directly to the foundation. Sounds like such a wonderful idea. You can DO this!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 6:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nanatricia

I want to know where you live .That looks just like our cemetery.I know most of them look a like .but when I saw the pic man!!! I am wanting to do the same thing only for a flower bed .

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 10:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
concretenprimroses

Good luck! Its going to be wonderful.
What are you going to use for tess? Do your winters get very cold?
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 12:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rock_oak_deer

That will be so sweet. I'm sure it will look great when done.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 10:01AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oldcrafty

Hopefully I will be able to use mostly stained glass. After I start purchasing all that glass and my pockets start getting empty I may have to look for other sources. I live in Texas, where we are currently having over 100+ degree days. We generally have a couple good freezes and snow is very rare. Hoping if I seal it good, and maybe apply sealer yearly it will last a good many years. The cemetery doesn't have water, so I can't very easily attached directly to the cement that is there. I figure if this project goes bad one day it can be easily removed being it will be on stepping stones and the cement foundation will still be there. One more question I hope someone can help me with. I have a disc blade from my dads tractor that I would like to attach to one of the stones and then mosaic around it. Being it's iron or metal or whatever disc are made of, what would be the best product to use to attach it to the cement?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 1:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texaswild

I'd sink it into a thick bed of thinset so it smushes up all around it and into the holes.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 2:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nanatricia

I think I would do what slow said . Would not be Llano would it?

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 9:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rock_oak_deer

Wow, another Texan. What part of Texas? Looks sort of flat and a lot greener than San Antonio so must be more northeast of here.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 9:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oldcrafty

Actually the cemetery is in Wharton. That's about mid way between Houston and Victoria, The guys that poured the foundation for me also leveled the ground. Hope the grass grows back soon as we get some rain.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 11:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nanatricia

I swear it look so much like ours it is un real.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 10:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rock_oak_deer

Well I got the "east" part right, but Wharton is a little south of here. I'll keep checking for progress and pics. It's going to be a nice project.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 12:47PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Hello!
Hi everyone! I haven't been here in a really long time....
eggshelllady
new floral
small new piece, 6" x 6.5" I'm calling it...
nicethyme
Dog portrait
this is a commission, I opted to complete the background...
nicethyme
I Quit!
I've decided not to continue with my mosaic business....
wishdish
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™