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Icelandic Poppy Mosaic

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By Nana_d


Icelandic Poppy Mosaic

This is another mosaic for my garden glued tonight and will grout tomorrow



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lovely!
are you working non stop?

6 Feb, 2012

 

Haha Sticki nope started this one late saturday afternoon and worked on it sunday pm and tonight after work:) I will grout it when I get home from work tomorrow. Mind you.... you should see the state of my house lol! Thank you for your lovely comment:)

6 Feb, 2012

 

house doesnt matter, you have better things to do!!!

6 Feb, 2012

 

Hmm Nana...BF will FB you about this one...I really, really like this..There is a lot of furious glass cutting going on with you Mosaicers.

6 Feb, 2012

 

Glad you like it BF:) and I only cut myself four times! lol

6 Feb, 2012

 

Brilliant! :))))))

6 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Pixi, looking forward to grouting it tomorrow night:)

6 Feb, 2012

 

Looks really good. I would love to see another picture of it in situ when its all finished. Love the colours. It would look nice in my bathroom!

6 Feb, 2012

 

That is absolutely FANTASTIC Deb!!!!!!! Love it, love it, love it!

6 Feb, 2012

 

Blood on the keys Lil ?

6 Feb, 2012

 

Getting very weak here Pimp......very ... w....e........a....k

6 Feb, 2012

 

Lol...Take a short break then...

6 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Roz I am putting it in the garden with sealant on the back will take a picture when it goes out there but I will wait for the spring I think:)

6 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks so much Lil, my fingers hurt and are definitely sore ouch ouch OUCH.. managed to get quite a lot of blood on the plywood too lol!

6 Feb, 2012

 

I always say that mine include DNA Deb :)

Yes Pimp, was/am taking a short break but afraid of someone cracking the whip again when I peek my head out for some air :)

6 Feb, 2012

 

No mention of sweat and tears yet Lil...

6 Feb, 2012

 

That will be mentioned in the one I am currently working on......sweat, tears and a lot of hair pulling.

6 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Lil cant pull my hair cos my fingers are too sore lol! Found an old pair of thin leather gloves which I use when I did the sunflower but I put them in the garage and i think they have been thrown by mistake they were ideal cos they were a tight fit and I could feel what I was doing will hunt the charity shops for another pair. Cut myself the worse one the Red Hot Lips when I had finished it and picked it up to take photos of it!

So a break for you at the mo? I'm sure there will be lots of ideas going through your head for new ones....went to bed last night and couldn't get to sleep thinking of lots of things I could do next :)

BF nice to see you are keeping us on our toes:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

Great as always Nana:)))))

7 Feb, 2012

 

favourite group of flowers Nana & the naudicles have such strong colours, well captured.

7 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Paul, Hi Bampy I have these in my front garden agree the colours are so vibrant really cheers my border up:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

Love them all.

7 Feb, 2012

 

Beautiful NanaD!!

7 Feb, 2012

 

Luvverly!!! I have an idea for the grout...........hahahaha!
What with all this flesh cutting then, didn't I teach yer proper like. Looking forward to seeing it later. Is this one for YOU!

7 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Lou how you feeling today any better? What is your grout idea I am all ears???? Ha ha lost my lovely thin leather gloves doh! Glad you like it:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

Oh and yes it is for my garden going to do a few for the eatery area:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

Wow.. you are getting so good at these Debbie.

Adding to GoYpedia Mosaics :o)))

7 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks TT should look better when it's grouted doing that tonight:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

:o)))

7 Feb, 2012

 

Love it :-))

7 Feb, 2012

 

A dark grout! like charcoal colour...I dare ya!

7 Feb, 2012

 

Thanks Sinbad:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek Lou not sure but I guess it would look like lead on stained glass windows:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

Think that would look fab!! Go for it girl!!!!!! :)

7 Feb, 2012

 

I knew you'd say eeek! You'll kill me if i'm wrong though! Maybe Bampy can photoshop it, to get a preview!!?

7 Feb, 2012

 

Hi Lou I wouldn't kill you:) was gonna go for white but the more I look at it think I will go for dark grey like I did for the Koi one.

7 Feb, 2012

 

if you printed off the photo of your mosaic on paper and coloured in dark where the grout will go it might give you some idea???

7 Feb, 2012

 

If you marker pen or felt tip the gaps where you can see the MDF and stand back and look ?

7 Feb, 2012

 

Good ideas Sticki and BF will give the marker pen a quick try as we have run out of ink on the printer:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

hope it works

7 Feb, 2012

 

Me too Sticki but it is for me so it's not like I'm ruining for a customer and I like the look of the dark grout because it does look like lead I will find out very shortly just come in from work cuppa ciggy then moment of truth! Thanks for all your encouragement it really helps:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

i like the idea of the stained glass effect

7 Feb, 2012

 

I've been doing mine using white grout ever since Lu gave me the brilliant tip about using watercolour paint.
Think grey will look fantastic!

7 Feb, 2012

 

Yes I loved it on the Coy Kiss mosaic it did well just waiting the ten minutes then do it:)

7 Feb, 2012

 

good luck Nana! x

7 Feb, 2012

 

That is stunning Nana, would love to see them in your garden, perhaps you should have an Open Day ;0))

7 Feb, 2012

 

Mmmn not sure about that but you are welcome when ever you want to come:) x

7 Feb, 2012

 

Nana, one simple idea re grout colour is to make a couple of 4" squares out of scrap & apply suggested dark grout & a white grout then compare side by side. I added a colour matched grout to the fireplace tiles when I made the surround as white against dark green tiles ( in my opinion) would look 'stark'
However, white accents the designs, personal preferences at the end of the day is'nt it ?
I do stained glass so my only option is the 'lead' colour.
Looking at the white tile back-drop to your piece & given the specific colours in the flowers Im going to throw my penneth in & say chuck a dab of mid-blue ( keep it subtle) acrylic paint into the white grout & do a test square. Did I just hear an " eeek " ?? LOL

8 Feb, 2012



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