Pink Elephant!

Calamity_JNovember 8, 2011

There's a pink elephant in the room...but don't talk about it!!! Anybody have a situation like that? Well I am trying to cope with it in a way that is productive!ha! I'm making a Pink Elephant from a gift that my friends gave me(they knew/expected me to mosaic it)Yup real friends KNOW what you want!!! heh heh! Soooo, Bad Jane....went to get a bit more pink glass for said elephant, at the stained glass store....$80 later!!!! 2 pcs of glass!!! Maybe 6ft? Bad Jane!!! I coulda made do with what I had or bought a foot of glass...but noooooo, I gotta start snooping around.....actually I did behave and not buy the neat purple glass they had that was a kind I don't have yet..What do you call an elephant crossed with a rhino?

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texaswild

Well isn't that nice to have the design all laid out for you? This is gonna be spectacular. Gee, JANEY: What kind of glass costs $40 a sheet? Oh, 6 ft - good grief!!! Bad Jane, for sure. Save some for when you come again - Remember Hobby Lobby!!!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 6:31AM
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nicethyme

mmmmm drool, pink glass.... this is gonna be really cool but but why isn't there a pic of the glass???

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 7:41AM
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toomuchglass

Elephant crossed with a rhino ? Ell if I know !

ta dum dum

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 2:13PM
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nicethyme

LOL

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 10:34PM
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concretenprimroses

What a wonderful thing to mosaic. Can't wait to see how it goes. And good luck wit the other elephant.
Kathy

    Bookmark   November 9, 2011 at 4:02PM
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Calamity_J

Sooo progress report> I am using gold mirror, purple mirror, and green mirror. And pink glass and a purple irridescent glass. I painted the elephant so I can envision the look....

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 12:27PM
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texaswild

How darlin'. Are you going to cover the whole thing or just sections? Love what you've done already. That glass is BEAUTIFUL.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 9:00AM
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nicethyme

AAAAHHHHH SO COOLIO! (love that irr purple) nice design Janey Bo

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 9:35AM
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emtnest

Pretty in Pink!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 10:08PM
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concretenprimroses

Love it!
Kathy

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 9:40AM
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nanatricia

Looking great!!!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2011 at 9:22PM
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cathyscache

Elephants have tusks!! I don't know about pink ones!! What a great project!! Can't wait to see it finished!!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 12:19AM
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Calamity_J

Yes Cathy, this elephant has green toenails and green(mirror)tusks!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 1:17PM
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klinger

I got to see this in person and the glass Jane chose is just beautiful. It's going to look wonderful when she's done all her magic.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 12:46AM
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Calamity_J

DONE!!! I decided to not mosaic the pink body, and this Calamity is the result! I decided to just grout the body, but I wanted to try adding pink paint to the grout(grey), and in doing so, the grout became very soupy(I was trying to mix red and white paint). Then as I was wiping off the grout, it just came off the unmosaiced parts...sorta....so it is like a textured finish on the body and I kinda like it! It is sorta shabby chic! lol! Pink and grey undertones.
Pics just don't do justice to how pretty this turned out...can't seem to get a good pic of the purple mirror and purple irridescent glass.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 3:29PM
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nicethyme

I think he has turned out really wonderful!

... But I don't think I could have stopped myself from using that amazing pink glass... do you have something else planned for it?

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 9:31AM
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texaswild

Beautiful job, CALAM. I like it just like it is. I'm gonna try to get into just mosaicing parts of things. Riana worked on me w/that when I mosaiced her Lady w/the Hat in PV.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2011 at 8:40AM
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