October 28th, 2008 in member junk     
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I drew the Fleur-de-lis and cut it out of scrap wood. My husband said it was too fat so he cut a thinner version which is the 2nd one. The pale green one is a mosaic using kitchen tiles from the 1950's. I just broke up the tiles that I got from my neighbor when he remodeled his kitchen. I added acrylic paint the same color as the tiles to the grout. It gives it a different look then if I had used white grout. The second Fleur-de-lis has sea shells glued on. While the glue was wet I poured on beach sand that I brought home from the beach a long time ago.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, cottage, artwork, tile

Comments (7)

snelson4778 writes: I love your mosaic Fleur De Lis, great idea to add paint to color the grout I was wondering if I could do that, I recently ruined 3 pieces using a black grout that was an inferior product . learned my lesson from that. Posted: 10:22 pm on June 25th
shabbychick writes: Both of these are wonderful - I especially love anything with seashells. What a great idea to color the grout too - will have to try that.

Thanks for sharing! Kathy Posted: 9:23 am on October 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love the mosaic tiles. Very pretty!

Candy Posted: 8:21 am on October 29th
junktiqueboutique writes: I put some grout in a plastic baggie and then squirted in the paint. I just squished the paint and grout in the bag.
I snipped the corner off the baggie and applied it in between the tile pieces. Now I just buy the plain white grout in a tub from the hardware store and make it any color I want. Posted: 9:29 pm on October 28th
csudderth writes: I love the green one too. Did you mix the paint in the grout or just paint it after it was grouted??
Christy Posted: 8:58 pm on October 28th
MimiToria writes: I love doing mosaics too. These are fun examples and each are so unique from one another. Lots of detailing on those cut outs. Thanks for sharing with us. Posted: 8:06 pm on October 28th
LuAnn writes: Love the green one. Would fit just great in my house.

LuAnn Posted: 7:44 pm on October 28th
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