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froggie0424
« on: October 02, 2012 06:19:43 PM »

I'm contributing a couple of mosaics to the Tampa Museum of Art's 5x5 fundraiser (http://fivebyfivetampabay.com/). Below is the photo of the un-grouted mosaics. I was thinking of doing a tan grout for the heart mosaic and a dark grey grout for the music note. What do you think? Other suggestions? I'm going to paint the edges of the music note mosaic black. I think the unfinished look might be good for the heart...

Your feedback is most appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012 06:48:16 PM »

Both of you grout choices sound good. Just remember to go light first. You can always tint darker if need be. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012 09:47:11 AM »

It's probably MUCH too late to do any good, but here's my two cents:

I don't much like the tan color behind the heart mosaic.  You've combined two colors with nothing in common (red and blue), so adding a third doesn't make a lot of sense.  I might try a gray, and maybe paint the grout in the heart area with watered-down red acrylic paint.  You have to be careful because it can bleed into other areas; start at the center and work your way out.

You've got kind of the same issue with the music note, high contrast between the two tile colors.  I think white grout would look good, I tried black in photoshop, but it looks bad.
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