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391  Mosaic Cart WIP (Completed 9/21/07) in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by HSG on: September 07, 2007 04:53:59 AM
I'm bound and determined to stir some interest in the mosaics part of the glass section...if it kills me.   Tongue

My Father does some woodworking to help with his hand dexterousness (he has Parkinson's). He was asked to make a cart for our Shul to use for Havdalah, and of course he said yes. Then he asked if I would mosaic the top for him when he finished, and of course being my Father's daughter, I said yes. ~; )

The cart measures 36 x 23 across the top, and is about 3 foot high. This is not a good picture of the cart, I will get more later, but here is the one I did get:

Nothing too flashy, but wanted a design that would still be pretty to look at. Forgive all the prints on the mirror. Blue, white, black and mirror are the colors I'm using:

Got the center of the design in, and glued like I wanted. The rest will be just filling in a free form fashion with the other glass.
With Flash:

Without Flash:

The cart is so lovely I am so nervous I will screw up that I am being extra careful on the placement of the pieces.

As always comments, suggestions and questions are welcome! (and encouraged!)  Smiley
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392  Re: My "Soon-To-Be Born Grandson's Nursery in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by HSG on: September 03, 2007 01:44:54 PM
Looks fantastic! Loads of love (and work), went into this room. Congrats on your grandchild. Smiley

I'll post some of your pics for you:

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393  Kitchen Yellow Color Wash in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by HSG on: September 02, 2007 04:03:19 PM
Been wanting to paint my kitchen but it took me awhile to decide how I wanted it done. Finally, I decided on a yellow color wash. Took me 5 days to complete from start to finish.

Before Photos:

After Photos:

Here is a memo/chalk board I made from an plain 11x14 frame. I painted it with a crackle finish, used chalk board spray paint, cork board, wine bottle labels and wine corks I saved.

Comments, questions and suggestions always welcome. Smiley
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394  Re: Mosaic GOG WIP in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by HSG on: August 30, 2007 04:57:15 PM
Completed this mosaic piece this evening, and here is the final work.

Close up of glass grouted:

Final Image:

Link to Larger Image

Thanks for looking, and as always any comments, questions or suggestions are welcome! Smiley
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395  Re: Mosaic GOG WIP in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by HSG on: August 27, 2007 10:38:03 AM
Thank you all for your input! Someone did me the favor of Photoshopping the frame black to see what it would look like:

I think the black looks much better! Still would like input on the grout question. Smiley
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396  Mosaic GOG WIP in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by HSG on: August 27, 2007 09:17:24 AM
This is a GOG (glass on glass) mosaic Ive been working on, and I need to get some opinions before I proceed to complete it.

First the design is inspired by Piet Mondrian's style of art. It is on an old window that measures 2 foot x 3 foot. All pieces used are stained glass in red, green, gold, yellow, clear, white and all trimmed in black opal.

Here are the questions:
  • Paint frame black?
  • Grout with clear silicone resin sealant?
  • Grout with black instead of clear?

Image of WIP so far:

To see a larger image: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1245/1249595113_ee2e06926f_o.jpg
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397  Re: Glass on Glass in Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions by HSG on: August 05, 2007 04:28:39 AM
Hi blueberryb!

Doing GOG mosaics is fun, and with great rewards. When your adhereing your pieces just make sure you seal them completely onto the glass. If you don't when you grout the grout will creep under the glass, and will show when it is hung.

This was my first GOG, and if you look you will see what I mean:

Good luck, and if I can help further I'll be glad to do so. Smiley
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398  The Brown Paper Shopping Bag: Reinvented (Pics Galore) in CHALLENGE 20 ENTRIES by HSG on: August 01, 2007 09:54:36 AM
This is my entry in the Craftster Craft Challenge #20.

I like the shape and size of paper bags, so that is where I got my inspiration.



Fabric and Lining Cut:


Wire Reinforcement:Coat Hangers (So bag can stand on it's own while being filled.)

Front Pockets: (Clear for coupons and shopping list. Used shrink film to create words, and they were sewn into pockets.)

Pocket Action Shots:

Reinforced Handles:(Both in sewing, and with marine vinyl to protect hands from fabric cutting into with heavy load)

Reinforced Bottom: (Used heavy cardboard to make bottom stable, but it can be removed to wash bag.)

Completed Bag Action Shot:

This is my first Craftster Challenge entry, and can you tell I was very into this bag making?  Cheesy  Currently I'm making more to do my shopping with only these bags. Awesome challenge idea!!!
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399  Moon & Sun Mosaics Completed in Glass Crafts: Completed Projects by HSG on: August 01, 2007 07:51:45 AM
Enter two gold charger plates, add a sun and moon mirror set from the thrift store. Glue said mirrors to plates, and mosaic with glass, grout and done!





Grout Close-up

Comments, questions and suggestions always welcome!  Smiley
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400  Re: Stained/stenciled tree breakfast table in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by HSG on: July 11, 2007 06:35:40 PM
What an awesome looking set! Love the look of the black and woodgrain together.

I'll post one of your images for you since you don't have the ability yet.

As for a sealer, try Polycrylic. I use it one my mosaics, and it works very well.
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