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« 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
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 09:30:21 AM »

Looks really great Smiley
I'd use either eggshell white for the frame and same for grouting or black frame, black grout.
I think clear silicone wouldn't let the colors shine as much as black will, so I guess I'd go with black rather than anything else. Whatever you do, please do show the results! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 09:32:03 AM »

I would definitely go with a black frame, but I would go for a clear grout, so that the thick black lines can really stand out as borders, if you see what I mean.

ETA: Also, that's gorgeous.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007 09:47:27 AM »

First the design is inspired by Piet Mondrian's style of art.
It actually reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright.

I second the clear grout for the same reasons.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007 09:48:54 AM »

I agree, black frame but I can't decide on the grout...but i'm leaning towards black.  Can't wait to see it finished!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007 09:57:16 AM »

I agree with black frame.  I think black grout would be best because it would emphasize the stained glass look (like leading).
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007 10:38:03 AM »

Thank you all for your input! Someone did me the favor of Photoshopping the frame black to see what it would look like:


I think the black looks much better! Still would like input on the grout question. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007 12:03:19 PM »

HSG, your mosaics just ASTOUND me.  Smiley  You are such a talented artist.  The composition here is marvelous!

I would say, black frame AND black grout.  I just absolutely love black grout, and I know it would do something amazing to that yellow glass! 

That's my .02 cents worth!

PS:  I *always* struggle on grout color.  It's SUCH a big commitment after all that mosaic work. 

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GET GROUTIN' GIRL!  Let's see the finished piece!

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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007 12:40:01 PM »

Thank you so much Karen! Very kind words, and helpful ones also. Smiley

Right back at ya' on the talent part! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007 03:54:13 PM »

I am not sure about black grout, I think your black outlines would get lost. I think clear grout would look good. Nice job on it! It looks great! where are you going to put it?Huh?
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