WIP Wednesday 2

WIP 1 

I’ve cracked on quite well with this one, and luckily the tiles I’d been waiting for arrived last Thursday, so I started with those.

On Friday I managed to spend the whole day in the shed so got a fair bit done. I’d already cut the green tiles into triangles, and the gold ones, so made a start with those areas.

The next job was to sort the Mother-of-Pearl tiles out, which involved cutting little squares of bolsa wood to the back of them so they were the same depth as the other tiles.

I also halved a shed load of tiles for when I started filling in the bigger areas.

and then got to it sticking them down.

So a fair bit done by tea time.   On Saturday I had an afternoon session in the shed and managed to finish the top large area and drew the guidelines for the next session.  It’s not easy drawing on mesh so my lines are wobbly.

On Sunday we had the kids over in the afternoon so I only got 3/4 of the bottom bit done

and on Monday night while Phil was at model club I got it finished.

Of course I don’t mean finished as in The End, but as in the sticking tiles bit is finished. Next job is to prepare the table (ta hubby) and prime it, after which I  wait 24hrs for that to dry, then I’ll be sticking the whole mosaic  on top with some tile adhesive and then deep joy, the messy fun of grouting. By next Wednesday my table should be up and running so I’ll do a final post on it then.

 

 

 

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21 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday 2

  1. You have done it so fast! Great work, FR. I wish I had just 1% of your patience. 🙂
    (And the colours go really well together.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete, I made life a little easier with this one, and had learned a few tricks from the last one!

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  2. Wow I didn’t expect so much progress. My back aches just looking at this – I hope you are properly situated in your shed and this finicky work doesn’t take too much of a toll. It’s so lovely.

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    1. Thanks Jay, I am very properly situated, it’s a joy to work in the shed.

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  3. Incredible how amazinly fast you have pulled this off. I think it would take me months, let alone being able to do it in the first place lol 😂😂 I know I have said this countless times: but seriously you have simply some amazing skils. Awesome, just…awesome 😊

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    1. Thanks Michel, after the trauma that the last one gave me it was nice that things went quite easily!

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  4. No fair, you are being creative and sharing your artwork. I wanna do that to. But no motivation. Waiting for it to hit me. . . still waiting . . .

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  5. By ‘eck, you have cracked on, looks stunning. Such a simple design, bust very effective. It has movement 🙂
    I hate that word by the way, grouting, I dont envy you 🙂

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    1. Thanks Eddy, grouting is my least favourite bit, I make so much mess!

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    1. Thanks April, I applied myself much better with this one.

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  6. The curves and patterns of light and dark make me think of an aerial view of someplace! The green and gold are really pretty, too. Looking forward to seeing the final project.

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    1. Cheers Naomi, hubby thought it looked a bit like a map too!

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  7. I’d like to be small, small, as five centimeters tall and walk that landscape and rest over the green. I like it, it has kind curves ^_^

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    1. Thanks Francis, being 5cm tall would be scary!

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  8. What a great project!
    Looks like you have lots of patience 🙂

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I’m not usually but for this hobby I’m having to learn to be!

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