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321  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mosaic Martini Table on: March 17, 2005 12:43:15 PM
I find mosaic is actually really calming to do...like coloring (which I also love doing)...except I'm coloring with tiles.

That looks awesome!  It was so worth the effort!!!
322  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mosaic Martini Table on: March 17, 2005 12:40:56 PM
Ummm...I can't remember...a silicon based glue...like G6000 or something like that.

I'm not going to seal this...I'm going to buy a glass top at Walmart for it. That way I can clean it real easy.

I love mosaic...this is my biggest mosaic project...but I look around and see so many posibilities in my house. You seriously can mosaic anything.



That's funny, I made a mosaic table top a couple of years ago. It was a rooster, I don't know why. But it was bad ass! I just mosaic-ed a piece of masonite the same size as the top of my table, so I could remove it if I wanted. I used liquid nails, what did you use? Then i grouted in black too and sealed it.
323  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Sort of like Marble Picture Magnets on: March 17, 2005 11:45:23 AM
Inspired by this forum and the marble magnets...I went to JoAnn's to buy some flat marbles.

Only, the didn't have any at all. GRRR!

I did however find these neat little self-adhesive acrylic bubbles. They were in the scrapbooking isle and I guess are used for decorations in scrapbooks. The package had two sizes...medium and large. I snatched them up and went home.

They were very easy to use. I just pressed the clear bubble over my picture, cute the excess paper off and glued felt on the back. Finally, I used my hot glue gun (I LOVE I LOVE I LOVE) to glue the magnets on.

Ta-Da...a perfect V-day gift for my Irish-American boyfriend. He's way into Celtic stuff...and so I thought these would make a nice addition.

Sorry they are so blurry.

http://www.hostedimage.com/usr/824/misc_002.jpg

The other advantage to these little bubbles is that they are very light weight. So...the magnets don't have to be mega-strong.
324  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Mosaic Martini Table on: March 17, 2005 11:36:47 AM
Well...here's my first post!

I started working on this mosaic a couple of years ago...but have finally finished it. I used one of those cheap, particle board tables and broken mirror. I bought my tiles off of ebay. Then painted the legs with a random stripey pattern. I used black grout as well.  I'm SO happy with it. I plan on using it for a bar when I have friends over for drinkies. I could also detach the legs and hang the table top up on the wall as a piece of art.

Anyway, the tables are so affordable...I encourage anyone to give them a try!

Sorry my pictures are blurry.

http://www.hostedimage.com/usr/824/misc_018.jpg

http://www.hostedimage.com/usr/824/misc_020.jpg

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325  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: Atreyu shirt!! on: February 04, 2005 06:23:47 PM
I'm showing my age because when I read the title of your post i thought, "Cool, she made a shirt with the kid from Neverending Story!"




crappy pic but thats what i get with a 20.00 digi cam Sad


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