Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What's on your Workdesk (and floor) Wednesday: Mosaic

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Today I decided to
finally start on a
MOSAIC project
which I promised
I'd do for Metro Home magazine.

I gathered my materials:
plates with chips
hammer (to break the plates into bits and pieces)
something to put the broken pieces on
(either a frame, mirror, shelf, chair, pot, etc.)
newspapers
plastic bags
white glue
grout
water
First you pound the plates with
your hammer.
Be sure to put the plate inside a
plastic bag,
and put newspapers above
and below bag for safety.

Do this on your garage floor
or a place where you
won't damage the surface!!
Try placing the plate shards
on your base to see if you have enough.

Use white glue to attach the plate shards to the base.
I'll edit this post later with the completed project.
For now, I'll have to wait
for the glue to dry
before I apply the grout.

See Mrs. WOYWW keeping watch?
If you'd like to take a sneak peak
at what other people have on their work desk,
head over to Julia.
I guarantee you'll want to
join in on the fun!

And head over to Kelly Aaron's blog
for some fascinating mosaic work!

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25 comments:

  1. Love this!! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  2. I'm totally impressed. I have never used white glue to place the mosaic tiles on a piece. I never knew it would work, thinking I had to use a specific glue for the tiles. Thanks for the really inexpensive tip. I think I'm going to love this project and can't wait to see it completed. Thanks for sharing and crafting all over your house, too! Happy WOYWW.

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  3. gosh this is so impresive just love it cant wait to see it finished,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  4. Hiya

    this looks like a fabulous project and gorgeous colours on those pieces I think I would have great fun bashing them all up

    Joey.x

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  5. Happy woyww.. your mosaic work looks stunning, love the flower detail.. and thanks for Kelly's link, her work looks amazing too

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  6. white glue, I had no idea that worked. Thanks!

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  7. Hi
    wow luv your mosaic, what a gorgeous project, look forward to seeing more of it, have good day, sue,x

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  8. Can't wait to see your completed project, will pop by later hopefully. Very creative. Have a lovely day, Tracy Evans x x

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  9. WOW Patsy. I LOVE your creativity....and this mosaic is just beautiful. You always inspire me. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

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  10. Oh love the mosiac! Can't wait to see it finished :0)
    Have a great day,
    *hugs* Heather x

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  11. Love your mosiac demo. Thanks for sharing it. Look forward to seeing it finished.
    A x

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  12. Great post as always - have a wonderful week!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  13. Cor, never tried Mosiac...bet it is therapy to smash stuff with a hammer...off to try it LOL

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  14. busy desk and beautiful garden piece!

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  15. See, it's just a case of getting round to it..having the materials, the base, the knack of breaking china, the knack of being happy with another design and the nerve to stick it down. I shall be watching - it looks fab already!

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  16. I have never done mosaic work but i do like it, look forward to seeing yours finished.

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  17. Thanks so much for the shout out and for posting the pic! I love the project you're working on and can't wait to see the finished piece. I enjoy mosaics so much in part because there are no rules and everyone has such unique and cool ways of putting things together. Cheers!

    Kelly

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  18. spent six months doing my bathroom mosaic - check out my 'about' link on my blog - its a fantastic art medium, and I think under used?

    Dx

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  19. Oh that looks very interesting - and SO therapeutic, all that smashing!

    Mary Anne

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  20. Wow ...cant wait to see it finished ...over the years I have really fancied giving it a try but never was daring enough

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  21. Oooh thanks for sharing this project it looks great cant wait to see the finished item.

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  22. oho I did click on the link, she has some fabby stuff, including your shelves, which is the fabby-est, of course, I have this to do on some shelving in the kitchen which I started a few years ago,and never finish, mainly because I forgot..and now I remember!


    thank you


    (Lyn)

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  23. Wow impressive will look fab when finished

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  24. gorjuss project, love the flowers on there, well done and thanks for the great snoop

    big hugs
    judie xx

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  25. How wonderfully creative! Its awesome!

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:^) Patsy