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joby560
« on: August 19, 2010 06:17:04 PM »






I whipped up this mosaic mirror this week.  It measures 24 inches across.

I am planning to wrap the sides in tin and tack it on to finish the sides.  What I need help with is knowing what to do around the area where the mirror meets the tiles...  Do folks simply grout it up to the mirror edge, or what other magic could be done?
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2010 06:43:57 PM »

That mirror is pretty and funky (in the best way possible of course) and I would totally hang it up in my house!  Grin  I wish I could help you with the technical mosaic question but I've never done a mosaic.  Its on my list of crafts to learn before I kick the bucket (I'm 27 so I should have some time to learn this).  But I do love your mirror!  Great work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010 07:35:05 PM »

I love this art inspired sports piece!! Well done!

I love this art inspired sports piece! Well done   Smiley


I am planning to wrap the sides in tin and tack it on to finish the sides.  What I need help with is knowing what to do around the area where the mirror meets the tiles...  Do folks simply grout it up to the mirror edge, or what other magic could be done?

I whipped up this mosaic mirror this week.  It measures 24 inches across.

I am planning to wrap the sides in tin and tack it on to finish the sides.  What I need help with is knowing what to do around the area where the mirror meets the tiles...  Do folks simply grout it up to the mirror edge, or what other magic could be done?
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2010 07:25:40 AM »


http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/180602_19Aug10_DSCN4514.JPG

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I whipped up this mosaic mirror this week.  It measures 24 inches across.

I am planning to wrap the sides in tin and tack it on to finish the sides.  What I need help with is knowing what to do around the area where the mirror meets the tiles...  Do folks simply grout it up to the mirror edge, or what other magic could be done?
Nice piece. As to your question on the edges.

Tape over the mirror, and grout all the way around the edges. When you remove the tape you will have a clean mirror, and a nice squared edge. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010 09:10:59 AM »

OK, I just grouted up to the mirror and stained the sides with grout as well.  Now it is up on the wall.

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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010 02:28:15 PM »

Oh, yes. I like the way you finished it off with the grout.
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