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Katesters
« on: June 29, 2009 05:55:25 PM »

I've painted lots of ceramic plates, but never made a mosaic... until now!  It was a lot of work, and I'm not sure if I would be up to attempting another.  I made this one for my saxophone teacher at university, as a thank you since I just graduated.

Before grouting:


And the final product:


I wanted it to look like stained glass, so I went with the black grout.  But looking at the before picture, I kinda wish I had gone with a lighter grout.  Undecided

Well, thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009 06:13:26 PM »

actually, and i hope this doesn't come out wrong, but i looked at the 1st pic and thought "i hope that's not the finished piece, because it looks like it's missing something..." and then i looked at the final and thought "there it is!" because i think the dark grout gives it what it was missing.  not sure what you would call that... the best i can think of is that it's a bit like shading.  anyway, i think the prof should love it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009 06:17:12 PM »

i actually love it with the dark grout Smiley very nice
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009 06:23:39 PM »

I agree about the darker grout color, it makes all of the "keys" on the sax stand out...very cool
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009 07:05:42 PM »

the dark grout makes it look like a well loved and well used instrument! Trust me it's FANTASTIC! The 1st one made it look brand new - great job Hope you teacher loved it
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009 07:09:04 PM »

I agree, the dark grout is great. Good choice. It makes the whole piece stand out an "pop" more than no grout or light coloured grout. Very nice job, you are a kind soul. The prof will love it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009 07:54:18 PM »

the dark grout makes it look like a well loved and well used instrument! Trust me it's FANTASTIC! The 1st one made it look brand new - great job Hope you teacher loved it

I so agree because the dark grout really highlights the detail of the piece. Your teacher will love this.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009 08:31:56 PM »

the dark grout makes it look like a well loved and well used instrument! Trust me it's FANTASTIC! The 1st one made it look brand new

i think this is what i meant, except i didn't know how to say it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009 09:04:01 PM »

Aww, you're all very sweet.  Thanks for the kind comments!  Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009 09:18:57 PM »

I agree with everyone else--I LOVE the look of the dark grout. It looks so fantastic! And I bet your teacher will adore it. And congratulations on graduation from one musician to another! Smiley
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