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« on: December 18, 2008 12:47:41 PM »

I've seen great mosaics made from paint samples before and figured my BFF should get my first work of art (all based on how well it turned out  Wink) for Christmas. She LOVES elephants and has everything elephant so I figured this is something very unique that no one can buy her.

I must confess even for a picture this size (11x14) it is painstakingly tedious. It takes FOREVER! I thought about making more, but I might wait a bit until the memory of this one fades a little. I just used an acid free glue stick and stuck the pieces to cardstock. I thought about trying and filling the cracks in the elephant with glitter... sort of like grout, but I think I like it the way it is. Feedback please!!! I need to decide if I should make more! Lol.

Excuse the kitty head she just couldn't resist exploring the new thing I put on the couch.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008 12:55:42 PM »

Hihihihih !! I like it ( i love the elephants too muhahaha) Good Job! =)
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It's shape is rather aerodynamic, isn't it. I can feel it. This deskset wants to fly... Todd... the world's first unmanned flying deskset.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008 01:01:15 PM »

Definitely should be repeated - he is so cute.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008 01:29:00 PM »

What an cute gift! How precise did you cut those shapes? They look so perfect. Make more! Make more! Of course, take a break for now since this project gave you a headache. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008 01:32:35 PM »

I really like the background. Its so simple and sweet. You did a fantastic job! It looks like stained glass.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008 06:56:20 PM »

that looks awesome! all the beauty of a mosaic without all the mess. great job!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008 06:33:59 PM »

Oh that's very nice, very neatly put together.

I used to hoard paint samples, but had to toss them in the recycle bin when I moved. Now I wish I still had them!
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Jehnaier
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008 08:23:02 PM »

Wow, that is so awesome. I love it.
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Indiana
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008 05:55:58 AM »

this is great! i love it. good job. i would be very pleased if i were receiving a gift like this!

i had never thought of using paint swatches for a mosaic, what a great idea. as soon as Christmas is over, i'm making one of these for sure!
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008 06:26:51 AM »

Oh, I love that Smiley I think keep it how it is, the background comes through just loke grout and looks really good.
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