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Mosaic Turtle

Posted by wishdish (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 7, 08 at 13:30

Here's a turtle I made. My son gave me the turtle for my birthday and its shell had a design on it - you know, with separate sections. Since my DH has been encouraging me to use up some of my collection of plates, I decided to use a different plate for each section. There are no repeats. I'll bet you'll see some familiar ones! The picture makes the shell look kind of flat. It actually has many curves, like a real shell. (I don't know how big the pictures should be. Please tell me if they're too big. I am relatively new at this.)

Josephina

Josephina

Josephina


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Your turtle is so pretty! I love that you used all different plates. So interesting and so much to look at. I love turtles! Great job.


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What a clever idea and it turned out sooooo beautiful!
I really, really like this....great job!!


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Your son definitely knew what to give you to spark your creativity! That is super cute! Love the idea of using a different plate design for each section.

Pat


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Pix are perfect size. The turtle is So very pretty. I like the use of plates. Just love your turtle.


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Wish! That turtle is really wonderful! I've been wondering how to use all the plates I've collected. What a grand idea. He turned out GREAT!


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Great idea to use up some plates!! Very pretty!!


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Wow! I love your turtle! The plates are perfect.. and good for you for jumping in to use them! I've not tried them yet... but maybe now will get brave! :)


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Beautiful !!Something you will always treasure because your son gave it to you. He will love it as you made it even better. Beautiful coloring all around. Great job! Jan


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That is so neat I like it a lot.


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Good job!! I like the way you used the plates. What a great looking turtle!


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Love your turtle, she/he looks so lifelike and the different plates all blend together to make a perfect shell. Great cutting .

Just love your turtle, way to go. Enjoy forever. What kind of material is she??


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One of the coolest turtles I've seen.Love all the diffirent sections..beautiful job!


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Your turtle is adorable. The curves must have been a real
pain. You made them so perfectly!


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Thanks for all the nice comments. Mermaid - the turtle is colored concrete. It is SOOO heavy, even before mosaic. It was really nice without mosaic, very realistic. And Lovemosaics, yes the curves were a pain, but also more so the contours, which don't really show up in the picture. I'm still learning how to get pieces even closer together. We have a pedestal in our family room that my DH wants me to make something for. I've been dragging my feet on getting something done, so yesterday morning when I got up, I saw my turtle sitting atop it. My DH put it there!! His way of hinting to get a move on the pedestal item!


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I love how he turned out! I love the detail on the turtle, he does look so realistic. Now you've given him the most beautiful shell! Great job!


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Great job on that one. I recognize a couple of the plates. Whatcha gonna put on that pedestal?


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