Pedro's Bro Juan

texaswildOctober 8, 2011

When Dan, my mover man went to pick up the large pieces of FLAGTRUCK's studio that I bought, he bought several things from the garden. He wanted to buy Pedro, but Janis wouldn't sell him. She gave him this statue, and he paid me to mosaic him.

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klinger

Slow, he turned out wonderful. I'm sure Dan will love him. Nice to have a consignment , but not to big of one, so it gets to be an ordeal. How is Janis managing ?
Cindy

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 11:10AM
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emtnest

Oh I love Juan!!! So cute...that mirror in your album is really cool too!!!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 2:23PM
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nanatricia

Yes I love it I am sure he will love it too!!!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 10:19PM
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texaswild

Thanks, y'all. It's very hard for me to work on small, fiddly things now. Give me a wall or bench to build and mosaic any day over a little thing. KLINGER: Glad to see you here - been a long time. Janice is doing well. She's having a yard sale on the weekend of Nov. 3. Wish you and CALAM could be here - there are tons of stuff for sale. I just can't use anymore - won't live long enough to use what I have, and have run out of space to put it all. EMT - the mirror was for my granddaughter's b.d. She went nuts over it, and her Mo - my Dallas daughter wants one just like it. I'm about half finished on hers. LOVE the push/sqush method - no grout.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 8:14AM
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concretenprimroses

Juan is fabulous!
Kathy

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 2:01PM
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texaswild

Thank you, Kathy.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 7:50AM
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oldcrafty

Juan is FANTASTIC. I too love that mirror. So far the push/squish method do you just put the thinset on thick and push it in? and that's all? or do you seal it in some way. Just love that mirror. I recall someone talking about that method but never tried it.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 10:26AM
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texaswild

CRAFTY: Thanks. The technique on the mirror. Each piece dictates the amount of thinset. I put down a sizeable glob, depending on size of tess, and push it in. I clean up a bit around it. No sealing. It is my new favorite way of mosaicing inside stuff. Wish I could adapt it to this bench so I wouldn't have to grout, but didn't do it in the beginning, so it's too late now. Try it on a small item - betcha you'll love it - very easy.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 6:28PM
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cathyscache

I love Juan SLOW!! I'm sure Dan will too!! Great job!!

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 7:59PM
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ernie85017

Thinset won't hold up outside? Does it dissolve?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 9:31PM
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texaswild

Oh, ERNIE: Didn't mean to mislead you. Definitely thinset is for outside, but I use it for inside projects too. The mirror was done w/white Mapei Ultra Flex II. For use inside on the frames, I add a little white glue to the mix.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 8:40AM
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ernie85017

I wondered about the stickability of thinset, or mortar. It just doesn't seem like it would be a good glue. I will have to write the glue tip in my book. I cannot remember all the things you all know.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 1:46AM
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texaswild

You gotta try it to believe it.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 8:39AM
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