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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2009 03:05:46 PM »

Beautiful job- your eye for detail, and just plain stick-to-it-tive-ness is impressive. Nice job! Hope your hubby realizes what an amazing artist he's got- if not, remind him!  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2009 12:37:40 PM »

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I think you did a FANTASTIC job making this set!  I love Mahjong and play it online all the time.  Keep up the crafty work girlfriend!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2009 02:31:56 PM »

This is such a creative idea! It's like each tile was made with love!

How long did it take you to finish it over all? It seems like there was a lengthy process with painting each side and spraying
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2009 05:04:13 AM »

Thanks everyone!

We play the hong kong version (I think, LOL!) The rules were explained to us by our friends once and we've played that way -- we use the flower tiles, no jokers, prevailing wind.

For me the project took around a week all total -- around 6 hours to do all of the detail painting on the one side (broken up over 2 nights) and it took one night just to sort through the 350 blank tiles I had and pick out 145 that I wanted to use. They came strung together as a "beaded" place mat so I had to take them apart and such. The fourth night I checked for any touch ups, then it took around an hour or two to paint the backsides of the tiles. The spraying was the hardest part because I wanted to let them sit overnight to dry, even though the side of the can said it would be "fully dry in 2 hours." (that was not my experience!)

It took one night to do the fronts and then one night to do the backs -- but then there were a few where they had too much spray so they stuck to the cardboard I was using to spread them out on my basement floor -- which meant the next day when I tried to pick them up they stuck and some of the paint from the front side came off -- so that was another night for a handful of tiles because I had to redo the painting/touch up the front sides, spray the front and let it sit overnight THEN spray the backside again, trying to be really careful. But honestly this project could be done in as little as 3 days if you had a good 8 hours to spend separating tiles and painting them all in one sitting, then painting the backsides the next day and spraying at night, then spraying the other side the next night.

My explanation was too lengthy. LOL.

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2009 09:56:56 AM »

What detail!
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2009 04:04:42 PM »

I am truly inspired. As an online Mahjongg player (obsessively) I have searched and searched for a tile set that I can actually afford. Haven't had any luck yet, and it never occurred to me to make my own. Guess what my next project is?
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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2009 09:17:18 AM »

Awwe thanks everyone! It seems my Mahjong set has been chosen as one of the Feb 19 feature projects! I am so honoured. Thanks, jungrrl and everyone <3

And I can't wait to see your next project, Quills! Good luck!
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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2009 03:44:10 PM »

That's awesome!!! I love the game and play often, and I think you did a great job on the characters!
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« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2009 04:21:10 AM »

This is great! I love thoughtful and unique gifts like this, you are talented.
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2009 07:52:43 PM »

This is great! I love thoughtful and unique gifts like this, you are talented.

Thanks! I just had to reply to you to say, "FOR THE HORDE!"
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