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Topic: Mosaic Ikea Lamps - Completed  (Read 17115 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2008 07:35:42 AM »

Thank you batgirl!  Smiley

Yeah baby!!! Grout ready!   Grin

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« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2008 07:39:08 AM »

Ahhh! Seriously awesome!!!
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« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2008 08:10:07 AM »

They are stunning!
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« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2008 08:58:23 AM »

those are great! one question...with the grout...will you have to weigh down the base as it'll be really top heavy?  will these topple over?  that would be a shame if they were to fall over and break.....curious.
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« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2008 09:25:45 AM »

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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you are so talented!
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« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2008 10:31:45 AM »

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! Smiley

those are great! one question...with the grout...will you have to weigh down the base as it'll be really top heavy?  will these topple over?  that would be a shame if they were to fall over and break.....curious.
Excellent question! Though the shades are pretty heavy the bases are weighted, and wide. So once grouted they should be fine. But if they need more weight in the base I can always add lead fishing weights. And yeah, I would pretty much cry if they broke.
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« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2008 10:34:57 AM »

What kind of grout will you be using? I just made a practice brick doorstop with glass mosaic and grouting is hard! (much like being president, LOL). I am about to get started on an HSG-ispired GOG project but I thought I should practice grout first!
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« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2008 10:44:17 AM »

Aww! How nice are you! I'll give you just 40 more posts to stop giving me compliments. Wink

Use the bag grout from Lowe's/Home Depot. It is so cheap that way, and as long as moisture is kept from it, it will last.

The grout I used for the window that matches this will be what I use on these. It is dark gray.


Please post your project, and let me know if I can help in any way. Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2008 10:48:29 AM »

Is that sanded or unsanded? Yours looks so clean! My practice brick is a bit of a dented, smudgy mess, but I will work on it more tonight. I did some mosaic tables out of broken plates years ago but the plate curves made it uneven. So far I need to strip and refinish the frame for my project but I have the outlining glass and glue, I'll need to buy colored glass next.
Anyway, thanks for your inspiration and awesome projects, I'll post mine when I get it underway!

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« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2008 12:45:31 PM »

I've gotten to the point that I always use sanded grout now. It just has a better consistency, and works so much easier.

Check the tutorial I posted for dry grouting. That is how I get it so even across all surfaces. And it makes clean up a breeze compared to wet grouting methods. It will even out uneven surfaces, like plates or other varied height tesserae. Not flat mind you, but level to the tesserae.
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