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« on: October 29, 2012 08:56:33 PM »

My wife started doing mosaics and eventually I thought I would try my hand at it.

Here is my very first piece. My second piece still needs to be grouted so I will only load a pic of it then.

Do you think I should define the leafs of the lily with black outlines?

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012 09:47:06 PM »

i don't know if black would be too stark - but i think the petals need to be more defined. I really like the blues in this piece - very pretty
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012 12:00:56 AM »

Black outline might give it a sort of stained glass window effect, which could be very effective.  Would it be black around every piece (which might be a bit overpowering) or around the edge of each block of colour?

I don't know how do-able that is...mosaic is on my list of things to try someday, but I've never actually done it.

The mottled blue background is lovely.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012 12:05:47 AM »

My outlining would be just to draw (outline) the petals of the lily to define the shape of each of the 5 petals.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012 06:08:47 AM »

Very well done. Smiley The petals could use some definition. Maybe just a tad darker than the color already in place. Remember, you can go darker by shades, but once it is black it is very hard to lighten.
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