Garden Art forum: A Few Projects

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Name: Deb
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dmurray407
Mar 28, 2014 7:04 PM CST
Just a couple of things I've been working on. The first is a mosaic bowling ball covered with mirror pieces the grouted with black sanded grout. I just need to clean up the mirror pieces the seal it. I have a clear gloss concrete sealer-I'm hoping that it doesn't cloud the mirrors.

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The other one is a mosaic bird bath made out of a plant saucer. I have to admit that I copied one I saw on Flickr (almost exactly). It's cut glass/mirror square tiles that I bought and some small rocks. It's grouted with a light gray sanded grout. I just have to clean and seal it as well.



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JulieB
Mar 29, 2014 3:27 AM CST
Pretty!
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Mar 29, 2014 4:20 AM CST

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Beautiful and thank you so much for sharing it with us Hurray!
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goldfinch4
Mar 29, 2014 5:57 AM CST
Nice job Deb! Hurray! Hurray!
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Bubbles
Mar 29, 2014 8:58 AM CST
Those are great. I love the little bird bath!
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DavidofDeLand
Mar 29, 2014 9:57 AM CST
I agree
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4susiesjoy
Mar 29, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Bubbles said:Those are great. I love the little bird bath!


Me too!
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Mar 29, 2014 6:54 PM CST
Thanks! I sealed it today (and the bowling ball, too) and I'm really happy with it. I feel a bit guilty that I blatantly copied someone else's design, but now I feel like I know enough to design my own now. I want to make another bird bath, but I need to figure out a sturdy pedestal for them. I want them to be fairly low (maybe 12-18"). Maybe a 10-12 inch azalea pot? (covered with mosaic, of course!) Any ideas?
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HollyAnnS
Mar 29, 2014 7:24 PM CST
They are both just lovely pieces. Great job.
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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Apr 1, 2014 11:35 AM CST
Lovely birdbath...I have a feeling nothing is safe from mosaic now
the flower pot done up sounds perfect.... perhaps a good adheasive holding them together
Name: Vicki
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vic
Apr 1, 2014 12:51 PM CST

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Good to see you Gordon - how's that rooftop garden?
Name: Deb
Buffalo, Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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dmurray407
Apr 1, 2014 2:10 PM CST
GordonHawk said:Lovely birdbath...I have a feeling nothing is safe from mosaic now
the flower pot done up sounds perfect.... perhaps a good adheasive holding them together


You have to go with the flow, Gordon! Actually, I've never really done mosaics before and find it really relaxing Maybe you're right-nothing in my house may be safe from mosaic:)
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Boopaints
Apr 1, 2014 3:46 PM CST

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Deb, Thanks for sharing!

Be sure to post the sealed items for us to ooooh and ahhh over too.

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