Thursday, 10 April 2014

El Mosaic

I think I showed you a snapshot of this when I was working on it?  It was a kit I got for a birthday or Christmas that was waiting for me to start it.  The tray was provided in the kit, along with the tessarae which are tiny tiles for this piece.  I traced the design onto a sticky sheet using the carbon paper provided, peeled the back off and stuck it to the tray.  I then peeled the top off in sections which gave me a sticky surface to put the tiles on.


This mosaic was different to the house number kit I did as that used glue to stick the tiles down. Also, you could cut these tiles with normal scissors, and I had to cut loads of them as the pattern is so curvy.


Now I just need to grout it and paint the tray.  Jojo asked why I didn't paint it first.  The honest answer?  Piss Poor Planning.

17 comments:

Jane Galley said...

hindsight is a wonderful thing, lol. It's still going to look impressive

Anna said...

Really nice !!!!
Have a great day !
Anna

JoJo said...

LOL!!!! well I can see why you would be eager to get to the tiling and skipped the painting. I'm impatient that way too. It came out great! I was surprised you could use scissors to cut the tiles. That was probably easier than using a tile cutter.

Just-Do said...

This looks great! I like the design. It looks like something you could have brought home from a holiday in some nice, far away country.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Pretty mosaic!

Trina Autry said...

It's lovely! I think a lot of us suffer from the occasional bout of piss poor planning!

Fiona said...

That looks pretty ... As usual I am impressed with the Assortment of crafts you manage to get up to ...
Hugz

Sheryl S. said...

Very pretty tray Wendy. Looks like a lot of work.

Sandra :) said...

The tessarae (isn't that a pretty word?) can be cut with scissors? What're they made of? That's a going to be a pretty tray - just grout and tape and paint it - it'll be gorgeous!

CeLynn said...

LOL,glad to know I am not the only one who rushes into things sometimes...I am also amazed that you could cut the tiles with scissors! Looks great.

margaret said...

a lovely try sorry tray!, presume the tiles were made from a soft plastic or similar as you could cut them with scissors

Celtic Thistle said...

It's looking good!

Chrissie said...

Looking good, lovely design along with a very useful item

Mindy said...

Wow! Talented!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Super looking design and colour on your mosaic tray!

Jo Ferguson said...

We have UFOs, WIPs, FALs..... and now we have PPP, thanks for the laugh. I love the design of the mosaic.

Joy said...

This is looking lovely Wendy; looks like a lot of intricate scissor work went into it but you did a great job - well done! Joy x