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281  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Mosaic Cart WIP (Completed 9/21/07) on: September 07, 2007 04:53:59 AM
I'm bound and determined to stir some interest in the mosaics part of the glass section...if it kills me.   Tongue

My Father does some woodworking to help with his hand dexterousness (he has Parkinson's). He was asked to make a cart for our Shul to use for Havdalah, and of course he said yes. Then he asked if I would mosaic the top for him when he finished, and of course being my Father's daughter, I said yes. ~; )

The cart measures 36 x 23 across the top, and is about 3 foot high. This is not a good picture of the cart, I will get more later, but here is the one I did get:

Nothing too flashy, but wanted a design that would still be pretty to look at. Forgive all the prints on the mirror. Blue, white, black and mirror are the colors I'm using:

Got the center of the design in, and glued like I wanted. The rest will be just filling in a free form fashion with the other glass.
With Flash:

Without Flash:

The cart is so lovely I am so nervous I will screw up that I am being extra careful on the placement of the pieces.

As always comments, suggestions and questions are welcome! (and encouraged!)  Smiley
282  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Kitchen Yellow Color Wash on: September 02, 2007 04:03:19 PM
Been wanting to paint my kitchen but it took me awhile to decide how I wanted it done. Finally, I decided on a yellow color wash. Took me 5 days to complete from start to finish.

Before Photos:

After Photos:

Here is a memo/chalk board I made from an plain 11x14 frame. I painted it with a crackle finish, used chalk board spray paint, cork board, wine bottle labels and wine corks I saved.

Comments, questions and suggestions always welcome. Smiley
283  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Mosaic GOG WIP on: August 27, 2007 09:17:24 AM
This is a GOG (glass on glass) mosaic Ive been working on, and I need to get some opinions before I proceed to complete it.

First the design is inspired by Piet Mondrian's style of art. It is on an old window that measures 2 foot x 3 foot. All pieces used are stained glass in red, green, gold, yellow, clear, white and all trimmed in black opal.

Here are the questions:
  • Paint frame black?
  • Grout with clear silicone resin sealant?
  • Grout with black instead of clear?

Image of WIP so far:

To see a larger image: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1245/1249595113_ee2e06926f_o.jpg
284  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES / The Brown Paper Shopping Bag: Reinvented (Pics Galore) on: August 01, 2007 09:54:36 AM
This is my entry in the Craftster Craft Challenge #20.

I like the shape and size of paper bags, so that is where I got my inspiration.



Fabric and Lining Cut:


Wire Reinforcement:Coat Hangers (So bag can stand on it's own while being filled.)

Front Pockets: (Clear for coupons and shopping list. Used shrink film to create words, and they were sewn into pockets.)

Pocket Action Shots:

Reinforced Handles:(Both in sewing, and with marine vinyl to protect hands from fabric cutting into with heavy load)

Reinforced Bottom: (Used heavy cardboard to make bottom stable, but it can be removed to wash bag.)

Completed Bag Action Shot:

This is my first Craftster Challenge entry, and can you tell I was very into this bag making?  Cheesy  Currently I'm making more to do my shopping with only these bags. Awesome challenge idea!!!
285  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Moon & Sun Mosaics Completed on: August 01, 2007 07:51:45 AM
Enter two gold charger plates, add a sun and moon mirror set from the thrift store. Glue said mirrors to plates, and mosaic with glass, grout and done!





Grout Close-up

Comments, questions and suggestions always welcome!  Smiley
286  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / Craftster Craft Challenge Theme Ideas, Etc. / Home Sweet Home Challenge? on: July 15, 2007 04:06:45 AM
Hi Retroeva  Grin

Could we have a challenge for the home? On any of the sub-boards for this section would be fine with me. I'm needed some motivation to do a couple of decor projects. So I'm open to any challenge ideas. Smiley
287  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Kosher? on: July 13, 2007 05:11:10 AM
Just curious if anyone else on Craftster keeps kosher?

It would be nice to have some people to swap new kosher recipes.  Smiley
288  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / July 4th Smilies on: July 04, 2007 08:43:21 AM
On other holidays (Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving), I've noticed the smilies are suited for those particular occasions. So I was just wondering if we could have some for July 4th?

Oh, and BTW Happy and safe July 4th.  Grin
289  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Mosaiced Watering Can (Images Galore) on: June 29, 2007 11:21:41 AM
This is a project I did for a swap on a mosaic website, and thought I would share it here on Craftster. Smiley

We all got the same watering can from another member, and had to mosaic it then mail it out July 1. The can is 15" wide from the tip of the spout to the very end of the handle. The can itself is 6" high + add in the spout & it's 9" high. The inside bottom is raised so it's only 4" deep .

I covered the can with black spray paint, then did a gradient pattern from balck to white in tile. That part was grouted in yellow. The handle has mirrored pieces, and was then grouted in black.
Before watering can:

Completed Watering can:

Inside I painted "How does your garden grow?", and placed some glass pieces for a flower and leaves. Then I sealed the inside with resin to cover.

More Outside:

I hope the swap partner is pleased with her watering can. I really did enjoy this swap!
Comments always welcome.  Smiley
290  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Suggest New Boards and New Features / Two Ideas: Board & Profile on: June 28, 2007 08:45:37 AM
Maybe I should make to separate posts, but I have two suggestions for Craftster.

  • Have a board or sub-board for mosaics. I've seen mosaics posted in various boads across Craftster, and sometimes I miss the new ones because they are on a board I don't read regularly.Sample: Mosaic Search Results
  • Make each persons (or just the FOC if that is better) gallery clickable through their profile.

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