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flagtruckOctober 10, 2010

This is a rework of the big urn I did originally. Last winters' weather popped off a handle and then the water got behind the tile and grout and it popped off too. I got mad and took it all off and have started over with the handle glued back on with Gorilla Glue.

This is turning out to be a lot more fun the second time around. I am using the push and squosh method and using my thinset as grout as I progress. I love the way it is turning out. Trouble is I can't seem to find a stopping place. Just a little update to let you know I am still around. LOL

Here is a link that might be useful: Urn revisited

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I like it better than last time, FLAG. Looking good. And just think - no grouting - looks really good.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 5:12PM
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Love it. Looking really great. Yummy colors, lime and blue, yum.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 5:32PM
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Thanks you guys. I am liking it more and more and keep looking around for more doodads to put on it. It is a lot more fun the second time around.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 6:47PM
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Looking great!!I love the colors!!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2010 at 8:11PM
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I think this method will be your signature grouting!heh heh! Good for you for the remake, I have a bird bath that I used those thin bathroom tiles...ya, ceramic!poo!, that has chipped in the freezing weather, looks aweful! Was considering using craft paint and just painting the certain parts...till I do what You are doing.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 12:26PM
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Love the look..........seems as if a project could be completed much faster using this method. Those colors look so nice together. What might the little white balls be? They sure stand out and look really good. So, after you push and squosh and the thinset is dry is the project complete or do you then seal it? I gotta give this method a try.....seems like it would be real forgiving if you made a mistake. Thanks for sharing pics of your lovely work.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 3:54PM
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Because I've been wanting to try mosaic this sounds very interesting. I have a question. How do you get thinset smooth and even between the mosaics? Do you wipe with a damp cloth before it's dry....or later? Details for a novice, please.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 1:25PM
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crafty, the little white balls are marbles. they work great with enough squish around them.
Laura- If I think that the squosh is too hi, I just run my finger across it and take the excess and put it somewhere that is is a little too lo. It rained yesterday so I haven't gotten back to this. Tomorrow for sure. I think all of you will like this. I didn;t like it a couple years ago when I first tried it, but I was just making too big a mess. Now controlling the amounts is helping a lot. I have a few spots that are too low or cracked as they cured, but I will take a ziplock full of thinset and cut a corner and squeeze more in there as I go,.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2010 at 10:02PM
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