my first mosaic project - be gentle

lambeaufan71December 14, 2008

So after checking out and lusting over this and many other forums and sites, I finally ordered some tiles and decided to give it a go. Here is my first effort, there's lots of stuff I would change if I could start over. But that's what the SECOND project is for!

Its 1' x 2' and I still need to grout it. It's going to be a Christmas present for my mom.

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terikat_mom

Lambeaufan71! Welcome to the group! Your 1st project is great! Your mom will LOVE it! Great use of color! Don't worry you will get nothing but support from this great group!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 1:55PM
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cindiloo

Your 1st mosaic? Wow, very, very nice! I love all the color bits in the middle. Great job! Looking forward to seeing it grouted.
Already talking about your second project....yep, you're hooked! Welcome to the mad obsession of mosaics...you're gonna love it!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 2:03PM
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katishooked

Well Lamb #1 welcome. #2 for your first project I don't think you should change anything. I think you have done a great job. Am sure you mom is going to love it.
Post a pic after you get it grouted.

Kathy

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 5:44PM
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daisyme

Ta Da! You did GREAT! Your mother is going to love this!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 6:58PM
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becky_ia

Ditto here! What mother WOULDN'T love it?! Very nice...what did you use for your base?

Becky

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 11:48PM
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shrty411

Excellent first project!! You did good!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 12:34AM
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fiddlekate

It's lovely, Lamb! And welcome! :)

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 6:11AM
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cait1

Wonderful! Your Mom will love it! Welcome!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 8:51AM
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Calamity_J

WELCOME To The Forum!!! And good job for your first project! And way to go on the pic posting...we looove pics!!! And of course I would be remiss if I didn't do my duty of informing you of the.....

Here is a link that might be useful: WARNING!!!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 9:09AM
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barrell

You did great for your first project. In a year you will be amazed at how much beter you will be. When you have to choose a grout color think long and hard how your choice of color can change the piece. I sometimes spend weeks thinking about grout color after finishing the glass. I just this week used two different color grouts on the same piece because it just seemed right.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 3:26PM
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mermaidmosaics

Welcome Lambeau!! You did wonderful for your first mosaic. Yes, already thinking of your next project, you are on your way , or already, addicted!!! It's so much fun you will soon be finding everything in your house needs to be mosaiced.

color combination is great, can't wait to see when you finish grouting your first!!! Keep those pix coming

    Bookmark   December 15, 2008 at 7:05PM
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texaswild

Oh, my!!! BEAUTIFUL for a first project or even intermediate. The cross really stands out. Yep - you're addicted already. AS BARRELL said, you'll improve w/practice, and be amazed at how much you'll learn as you go.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2008 at 8:41AM
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robin_ssi

Your mosaic piece is beautiful and your mother is going to cherish it. Your color choices are lovely. Barrell is right, grouting the piece in is going to really change the look. Grout is going to give it a finished look. I think you'll be very pleased. Good job all around!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2008 at 2:18PM
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nicethyme

very nice, great first effort and
i can't wait to see your follow up pieces!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2008 at 10:47AM
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