A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 302,014
Currently Running With Scissors:
581 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Washer Mosaic Frame  (Read 6021 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
eakircher
Offline Offline

Posts: 166
Joined: 17-Dec-2003

gimme your garbage


View Profile WWW
« on: December 05, 2005 10:23:29 AM »

I'm so glad this challenge came around because I've been wanting to use washers in my mosaics for a long time.  This challenge was the perfect kick in the butt to get me started!

I got the washers at a yard sale for $1, the frame at a thrift store for $1, and the dark purple stained glass (which I picked because it looks black) are scraps from a stained glass studio.  This amount of glass probably cost about $1-2.  I had the grout at home already, but I got it at Home Depot if you want to make one yourself.  Okay, so under $10.

Without further ado. the Washer Mosaic Frame:



and some detail:



I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

mata
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005 02:18:10 PM »

Nice job! Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftydame
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

i love glitter and glitter loves me.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6960
Joined: 19-Feb-2004

hi craftster! i've missed you!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2005 12:38:49 AM »

wow, that looks super classy and professional, but the washers give it a great twist!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

check out my crafty blog!

i like exclamation marks.
Moonbeam1212
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 07:44:20 AM »

Great mosaic.  I have been dying to try out a mosaic project myself but not gutsy enough quite yet.  The washers give your frame a dressed up look.  Great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Not yet crafty enough to have a rawking sig.
eakircher
Offline Offline

Posts: 166
Joined: 17-Dec-2003

gimme your garbage


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 07:57:49 AM »

thanks everyone for the nice compliments!

moombean1212, you should just dive in and try a mosaic! it is really fun! 

emily
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lvb56003
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005 12:17:46 PM »

I like it congrats!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
irid3sc3nt
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2288
Joined: 21-May-2005

I <3 Halloween


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 04:37:16 PM »

It looks very modern.  I haven't tried mosaic yet.  I actually bought supplies for my sis last year.  Is it terribly messy?  I may have to wait until I have a porch (I live in an apartment... no yard!).
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Etsy Shop
Pinterest
Please send packages with postage stamps when you can!
I am interested in Halloween Rinchies!
eakircher
Offline Offline

Posts: 166
Joined: 17-Dec-2003

gimme your garbage


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005 07:01:00 PM »

hi again!
thanks thanks thanks for all the new compliments!!!! i'm glad you guys like it.

irid3sc3nt, yep, the grouting part is pretty messy, i like to do it outside, but in winter i just lay down a bunch of brown paper bags to work over.

before the server meltdown, there was a request for a "before" picture.  Here it is while i was deciding how i was going to use the washers.  I used a lot less in the end, but, overall,I think it looks way better now!

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
United States in Style: New Mexico
5 Ways To Wear A White Dress After Labor Day
Fashions To Help Your Kids Rock The New School Year
How to Wear Sheer Fashions This Fall
New Technology To Fight Against Fake Goods
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Patriotic Planter
Summertime Sweetness: Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips
Fire Up the Grill: Jerk Steak

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.