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21  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: grout color suggestions on: April 16, 2008 08:00:44 PM
I think black would look really nice.  I love using black...it really brings out the color in a piece.  The blue background will look really nice with it.  Good luck! Smiley
22  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need color advice - PLEASE!!!! on: April 16, 2008 07:57:55 PM
That's going to look really nice!  It's hard to see exactly what color is where, it's kinda small.  Since you have so much color now you could go in and fill it with different clear glass...from glue chip to the different clear textures.  Or you could just get a shade lighter or darker from your colors you are already using and put them in the same lines to give it a 3D effect.  That might have been a bit confusing.  Sorry...

It would also be neat to put a square bevel in the middle if the size permits for one.  Good luck...I know how exciting it is to get started and then you get completly stumped on the colors...great pattern though...make sure you post when you're done.  Smiley
23  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Flame and Skull Mosaic Mirror on: April 14, 2008 09:10:10 AM
Thank you both!  Smiley   
24  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Flame and Skull Mosaic Mirror on: April 13, 2008 06:51:29 PM
My boys wanted me to make them a "cool" mirror, so I came up with this.  They love it!  I decoupaged the flame paper to the mirror and glued skull paper on the bottom of the glass marbles.  The glass is just regular clear glass glued on top and I used black grout.  The pic's not the greatest...it was pretty hard to photograph.  

P.S.  Thanks HSG for the advice! Smiley

25  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Re: "Pazzled" Freezer Paper Stenciled Dog tees on: April 13, 2008 05:33:26 PM
I love these!! I dress my pug up all the time. Smiley
26  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mosaic problems on: April 09, 2008 01:05:49 PM
I am assuming that the grout was unsanded.  Unsanded should only be used when you have tiny spaces between your tile....if the gaps are too big then it's sure to crack. 
27  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mosaic problems on: April 09, 2008 05:36:43 AM
I've never tried the little bags of grout you buy at the craft stores.  I buy all mine at Lowes or Home Depot.  They are found in the flooring department.  And I always buy sanded, because it just works better.  You will be surprised at the difference between the sanded and unsanded. Smiley
28  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Mosaic sunflower birdbath on: April 08, 2008 07:14:18 PM
Thanks for the nice compliments!  Sunflowers are my fav!  Smiley
29  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Mosaic problems on: April 08, 2008 01:31:14 PM
I've been doing mosaics for awhile and everyone is different, so here's what I do.  As for the grout...Did you mix the grout yourself or did you use premixed grout?  And also was it sanded?  Pre-mixed grout, I do not like.  I used it when I first started doing mosaics thinking that it would be easier and less messy than mixing it myself.  It just ruined my pieces.  I ended up with cracked grout and it just doesn't fill in the spaces as well.  Sanded grout is all I use and when mixed correctly it works great.  I usually let it get to the consistency of peanut butter.  Although, I have heard of people having it runnier, just depends on the person.

As far as the glue, I started using Liquid Nails adhesive that dries clear.  It doesn't have the bad odor.  The tube I have I bought at Lowes and it says 'Fresh Scent'.  I've used lots of other glue but this one works for me, but again, everyone's different. 

Hope this helps! Smiley

30  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: beautifully odd plate stands for my wedding on: April 08, 2008 05:39:56 AM
That's a pretty neat idea!  I think they are going to look great at your wedding....and congrats!  Smiley
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