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Joe the Peacock..WIP

Posted by cindiloo (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 4, 08 at 4:06

Here is Joe the Peacock where I used the same blue plates that neonrain used on her awesome Tuscan table.
I wanted to use all shards and was lucky enough to find these great milk glass plates at GW. I painted the area where the milk glass shards are with metallic green nail polish. He still needs grouting. Will use charcoal. Hope to do that on thurs or fri and then will post the result....good or bad!


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He sure is pretty Cindiloo. Can't wait to see him grouted. The black will make these colors pop I think. Great job.


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I can't the pic larger! Argggg! From what I can see, it's a beauty!


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Larger w/be nice, but from what I can see, it's BEAUTIFUL.


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It's really pretty, I love the colors and textures! Can't wait to see it grouted, I think charcoal would be great.

Lately, some pics won't enlarge for me, either. Try this link below, hope it works.

Here is a link that might be useful: try this


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Cindiloo, that is one plucky awesome peacock!!! can't wait to see him grouted i charcoal!!

Those plates were PERFECT , great job


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Thanks all! Don't know what's up with photobucket lately...
thanks for providing the link gcpommom!


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He is wonderful!!!! Good job! Love the dishes on the neck too!! I'm glad to see it enlarged, I can see more detail!! Or in this case De Tail!!!hahahaha!


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Oh, Cindiloo! I love him! The colors are fantastic and I love how he's placed. If you would, would you tell this novice how you cut the milkglass?


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Thank you all! I have high hopes of grouting tomorrow.
Daisy, I just used my wheeled nippers on the milkglass plate...I had a friend over who called it milk glass...maybe that's not right? Here's a pic of the uncut plate:
clearplate
I also found it in blue:
bothplates

Hope these Flickr links work, Photobucket is giving me fits lately!


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Cindiloo, the link just took me to a signup page for Flickr. What kind of trouble are you having with Photobucket, 'cause I'm not having any....hmmmmm. Anyway, the plates are really great (from what I see on the peacock!) I didn't realize I could cut glass with the wheeled nippers. It works just like the ceramic? This could open up a whole new world to me!


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Sorry. Try this.


I wasn't sure if the plates were tempered glass or not so I just took a chance. They cut pretty good with the wheeled nippers.


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Joe got grouted his evening. Still needs some major cleaning and some kind of framing. Really like the magic of black grout on this.....just makes those green shards glow!


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Cindiloo! I love how the grout made the colors POP! I've always thought he was beautiful though. Great job! Be sure to show us how you frame him, OK?


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That is so cool!


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OHGOODGRIEF!!!!!!! How beautiful. Yep - that black grout w/do it every time. PERFECT. Simply beautiful. Anxious to see how you frame this. Is this one for you or a gift/sale?


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Thank you all! Your kind words mean so much to me!
I still haven't figured out how to frame it. It's 8x8 square and it's hard to find a square frame. That'll teach me to do future projects on a more standard frame-sized substrate! I'm playing around with gluing round marbles around the edge....I don't know. Might just have to leave it as is.
SLOW...I made this for a challenge. I will probably just keep it. I'm kinda of proud as a .....well, you know...of it!


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The black really brought the blues out. Looks great!! Can't believe it's only 8 in. sq. Those are mighty small pieces to make such a unique piece. It really is a keeper- you do need to have a sample around so when you say you mosaic you can prove it!! LOL Jan


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Here is Joe and framed and ready for the challenge.
Joe the Peacock...final


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Yay !! He's beauteous !!
I love the frame !
Perfect !!


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Isn't he gorgeous? Love the color combo. Fabulous job.


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CINDI - this is wonderful. Really like the frame.


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That is so pretty! Love how you framed it.


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I love Joe! The frame brings the whole thing together! Great job.


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WOW Cindi. As I was reading the posts and you were kind of leaning away from a frame, I'm thinking hmmmmmm this will be interesting. And then slap my face I see Joe ina black frame WWWOOOOWWW. What a grand finish to a great piece of work. And yes that black grout made Joe and his colors pop.

Kathy


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Love the final pic!! Frame brings him to life!! Beautiful job!! Jan


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PERFECTION! You did him Proud as a Peacock!!! Good Job!!!


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