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« on: August 29, 2012 06:52:18 PM »

My mom bought a condo at the beginning of the year. Her guest bathroom has teal tile, and she bought a brown shower curtain with teal circles on it. It's obviously a little late, but I made her a mosaic to go in her bathroom. This is my 3rd mosaic, and my largest (12"x12"). The grouting was definitely a learning experience since I encountered problems that I didn't in the past two.

Things I like about it:  I really love the coppery look of the brown pieces. You can sort of see that where the flash lit up the tiles. I also like the different teal circles.

Things I'm a little disappointed in:  I think tan grout would have looked better. Also, make sure that you wipe all of the grout off before it dries!  Undecided I ended up having scrape grout off of many of the tiles, and I had to dig some of them out.

Aside from the problems, I still think it came out Ok though it's definitely not perfect. I just hope she likes it (her birthday is over Labor Day, so I'm giving it to her then).

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012 08:08:25 PM »

I think it is gorgeous. I'm pretty sure your mom is going to love it.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012 08:46:50 PM »

I think you did a great job, and am sure your mom will like it, too.

As for the grout issues I would be glad to help with any questions you may have. Colors, cleaning, whatever. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012 01:57:51 PM »

Thanks for the offer of grout help. Not sure why this project turned out to be problematic, since my first two went smoothly. A learning process... Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2012 05:46:50 AM »

Mosaics are 100% a learning process. Every time I do a new one I learn something new. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012 10:34:47 PM »

Wow! it's very striking! I love doing mosaics, I haven't had the ability to do very many of them though.

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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012 02:12:30 PM »

Love that. Nice colors.

« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2012 12:14:36 AM »

Very nice!  Wink

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