Junk Swap project: my first attempt at a mosaic

April 9th, 2010 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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Materials: wooden puzzle frame (from Junk Swap), Plaster of Paris, and dishes

Materials: wooden puzzle frame (from Junk Swap), Plaster of Paris, and dishes

I had been wanting to try a mosaic for a while now, but I lacked the time, inspiration and materials. Finally, I decided to just go for it and see what happened.

The wooden frame came to me in my Junk Swap package from Gloria. It was actually a frame for a child's puzzle that used wooden blocks. Since it had a raised edge, I decided it would be perfect for my first attempt as a mosaic. I had these old dishes with asian designs on them, and one had a big crack so I figured it wouldn't matter if I broke them up even more.

I think it turned out OK for my first try.

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Comments (10)

fellowjunker writes: This mosaic turned out beautifully!
xojanis Posted: 11:32 am on April 11th
suewhitney writes: Looks like you're an old pro! Nicely done my friend.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:23 am on April 11th
alicemom writes: What a great first job! Super!!! Great placement and colors!
smiles, alice Posted: 12:05 am on April 11th
ninnarae writes: This turned out great- the the colors and the style! Posted: 9:11 pm on April 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: You did a fantastic job! Looks like your junk swap partner provided you the perfect piece to get things rolling.
Candy Posted: 10:57 am on April 10th
shabbychick writes: Your first try?? Nice work - it's arranged so well. I've done mosaic work before, and it definitely take time, thought and a good eye!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 8:18 am on April 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Love it!!! Posted: 8:25 pm on April 9th
Prior writes: I like how you arranged it all, great job! Lezlee Posted: 6:05 pm on April 9th
racers7 writes: I think it looks cute and very oriental! Melody Posted: 4:33 pm on April 9th
RustyDiva writes: Great job! I love the pops of red!!! I've always wanted to try it too but haven't found the time. Wouldn't have known this was your first try if you hadn't told us. Very nice! Posted: 3:30 pm on April 9th
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