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Topic: Lady Sings the Blues Mosaic  (Read 10657 times)
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offkilter
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2009 06:12:21 PM »

This is so bad a$$! I have decoupaged onto plywood, but never really worked with these materials. I LOVE the treble clef & the color is so spot on. Excellent job, mate!  Cool
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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2009 10:34:43 PM »

Hey there, *LOVE* the project Smiley Am new to mosaic though so am wondering what you meant by a cradle for the plywood?
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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2009 06:22:56 AM »

A cradle is strips of wood that border/frame the plywood on the back.  Sorta like a shadow box but only on the back.  Putting a cradle on thin plywood will help keep it from warping and twisting in the future. 

With mosaics there could be potential for the pieces to pop off if the plywood (or what ever you use) gets bent out of shape. So putting a cradle on it will help prevent that.

My cradles strips have been one inch by one inch and then glued on with Gorilla Glue and also nailed on with really small nails.

@ twodustyboots:  Be sure to check out the Glass Board here on Craftster for the grouting tutorial by HSG. It's most excellent!  (Good luck on the singing lessons!)

Thanks everyone for the comments! I am completely thrilled that you all loved it so much! 
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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2009 03:26:26 PM »

Beautiful! Absolutely awesome work!
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« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2009 11:33:10 PM »

that is absolutely beautiful.
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stringofpearls
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2009 07:22:06 PM »

I love this mosaic, too! Your work is beautiful. Cheesy
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