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TheRedHouseSeptember 6, 2013

Hey everyone! This is my first post here. I've been hanging out on the decorating board for awhile, but only recently noticed this board was here. What a delightful surprise. I wanted to share a piece I'm just finishing up. My intention was to experiment with a classic tattoo image and see how it translated into glass mosaic. I can't decide if I'm happy with it or not. The flower is actually a deep purple, I'm not sure why it looks so brown in the photo.

Edit: replaced photo, needed the flash on.

This post was edited by TheRedHouse on Fri, Sep 6, 13 at 11:23

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julie10059

Looks good Red!
Monitors & digital cameras are weird sometimes, maybe it could be because the heart is red so it is hogging the color :) either way nice job

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 10:51AM
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TheRedHouse

Thanks Julie! I guess the flash needed to be on for the photo. I thought I had plenty of light, but I guess not.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 11:24AM
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silvamae

That's cool. I think tattoo designs translate well into mosaics. Welcome to the board!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 4:06PM
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wackyweeder

I think you design and precision are great! Very nice. You said you werent sure if you liked it, You might have liked it better with a black grout-(kind of like tattoo lines). Buts its wonderful as it is!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 9:34PM
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texaswild

Welcome!! Love this. You did a great mosaicing job. Are your flowers cut from plates? What are the other mosaics in the background. Wanna seeeeeeee please.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 8:52AM
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TheRedHouse

Thanks for the warm welcome! I'm so happy to be here.

Wackyweeder, I didn't even think of black grout for this, it probably would've been a better choice. I'm so glad you said something; I'm going to use it in the next piece.

Slowmedown, the whole thing is made with vitreous glass tess. The flowers, leaf and banner are Virtue, group 3, from Wit's End and they're really nice to work with. They're so smooth in texture and color they look like porcelain. The rest is old vitreous glass tess I had lying around and it's grainier and more striated than I'd like. Here's a photo of some of older mosaics on my work table.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 1:28PM
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wackyweeder

You do lovely work!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 5:10PM
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nanatricia

yes welcome to the group .you do great work.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2013 at 9:19PM
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amerique2

Love seeing your work! Especially like the egg at 6 a.m.!!!

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 5:03AM
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texaswild

VERY nice work. I can never figure out much about how to use Vit glass - can't stand the stuff. Yours looks great.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 8:44AM
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barbfrizzell1955

Welcome, and I agree that you do very nice work!

    Bookmark   September 8, 2013 at 1:33PM
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emtnest

Good job on the mosaics...

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 12:26AM
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oldcrafty

Beautiful mosaics and glad you showed us the others too. You'll find very helpful advise on this site.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 11:43AM
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