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two projects with orange and black

Posted by hydropetunia (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 1, 12 at 23:30

Hi guys.

Here are my last two projects. I posted the bee recently asking for grout advice.

The bee is the top to a little table. He is about 12" square. Originally it was going to be an outside table, but after investing all this time in it I can't expose it to the elements. But the primary reason I made the bee was to test my methods and materials before starting the tiger. That way if anything went wrong I'd only ruin a small project.

The tiger is about 38" tall. The picture is taken from the dedication page of one of the books. His hands are supposed to make a heart. I plan to insert a picture of me and my sweetheart there. I haven't figured out how to hang him yet, but it's going to have to be fail-safe as we can't have him falling! The picture is a little skewed because I had to hold the camera over my head to get it all in the frame.

The orange tiles are glass, I think all the rest are ceramic.
The base was 3/4" plywood for both, exterior grade for the bee. Tiger shape was cut out with a jigsaw.
The adhesive was silicone II.
Grout was laticrete gray. I think dark gray would have looked better. That's really the only regret I have.

So now I have a large container of tiles and 21 more pounds of grout to find something to do with.

HydroPetunia

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RE: two projects with orange and black

How cute are those? very nice work!


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RE: two projects with orange and black

CUTE!!!!


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RE: two projects with orange and black

Good Job! I LOVE orange!!!...And stripes...and bees!!!ha!


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RE: two projects with orange and black

Cute cute cute! Love the tiger! And the bee is adorable.


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RE: two projects with orange and black

Hi, Hydro. Below is a link to a Monarch butterfly project of mine.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's blog


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RE: two projects with orange and black

How darlin'. Excellent mosaic work. I LOVE the expression on the tiger's face, and the bee - looks like she was surprised and just looked up to say "hey y'all".


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RE: two projects with orange and black

too dang cute they both are!!!!


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RE: two projects with orange and black

Awww, Calvin and Hobbes. I love (and miss!) them. Adorable!


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