Don't wait to have it handed to you! Get it for yourself!
posted by Mary at 4/14/2007 09:30:00 AM
Makes me want to weep. Thanks, hon. Good blog, too..
Wow, Mary, this looks amazing. You work so neatly! By the way, I've just noticed that you use some kind of cement to stick the mosaics. I find it easier with PVA glue. Any reason?
Shrink Wrapped: Thanks for coming by.Cream- I try to work neatly but at some point I let go.I use mastic which is what is normally used to set tile indoors. That's just the way I was taught. If it will be outside I used thin set which is what they use for floors when setting them. When I did the mailbox I used something called Liquid Nails. It is a construction adhesive made from polyurethane. I needed something that would bond with the metal of the mailbox. But I am always looking for something better. I will try the PVA.
Yes, I know Liquid Nails, I use it for all sorts around the restaurants. But if you haven't tried PVA, go ahead, you will be impressed. I usually pour some into a mug and apply a thin layer with an old brush, then simply place the mosaics wherever I want them. It takes about five minutes before they stick like fast.It even works on vertical surfaces. You'll need to wait a minute or so till the PVA becomes tacky.
ohhhh I so love your work Mary!!!!
Beautiful colors as usual and the pattern will be PERFECT!
amazing. how did you get into mosaics?
Very, very nice! ; )
Being a painter of just about 30 years I like your work. I Would like to see more
So Mary, what's the theme?
Ok I've look at the large picLeafy, greens - looking cool!
you're so talented - can't wait to see the outcome!
You do the most beautiful work! Love the close-up view. Wish you could come out to CA and spiff up my house with your amazing mosaics!
WOW, that looks like an awesome project. Such an ariste you are Mary! Can't wait to see the finished product!hugs Ingrid
I've said it before, and I'll say it again... You are SO talented, Mary! I see a beautiful studio and commissioned pieces in your future!
Cream- That sounds good. There must be some catch that I've never heard of it. I'll be trying it.Katie- Thank you again.Peacechick- I must say I really like this pattern.Good for me- A friend got me a job as an a potters assistant after I whined to her one day about wanting to have some creative job. I was taught to glaze and mosaic. Eventually my husband built me a studio in the barn. I got lucky.Psychomikeo- I'd like to see more of your work too.Quasar- There's a sink for it too.
I thought you were gonna do your kitchen? Tsk tsk..great work as usual Mary!
Donnie- Paying customers first.
wow, Good for You! I took pottery in college and was given a wheel as a wedding gift. it had a cememnt kick wheel, which i found out was off balance because i lent it to an artist in exhange for a spot in her class. she told me i could throw on it, but my work would be off balance. so, i gave the wheel to her and haven't played with clay since. life moves quickly sometimes.
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