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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2004 07:44:05 AM »

Thanks for all the how-to info, turtlie.  Glueing right on the mirror with a clear adhesive---of course!  Excellent thinking!  With that in mind, however, I have another question: since you were applying the grout directly onto the mirror surface, how ever did you acheive such a smooth and straight edge on the "inside" part of the frame?!?!  Now I'm doubly impressed!
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2004 05:41:11 PM »

hee hee, i thought about that too, thought about making a cardboard frame or whatnot, but then i got lazy and just winged it....ended up making a larger border then I really wanted, letting the grout dry a little and taking a razor blade and just cutting off the excess (put down some masking tape to make a straight line).  razor blade came in handy to carve/scrape off bits of excess grout that was in the little bumps in the textured glass or that covered a little too much of the glass pieces.   Grin
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2004 09:02:39 PM »

That is so cool. I have made 2 stencils myself(a spider and musical notes). Oh yeah, by the way, plates (especially ones with texture) make great pieces for mosaics.
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