Saturday, February 6, 2010

Using Two Colors of Grout

I have been working on a new mosaic that I am ready to grout but I decided that I would try using two different colors. I think I will use white around the edges where all the black tiles are so that they will stand out, but I prefer to use charcoal on the interior part of the piece.

The dishes I used to make the tiles for this one are primarily various shades of blue flowers with green leaves on a white background, however, there are also hints of black so I chose to use that color as my contrast.

I originally used black glass tiles around the focal piece on top, but when I decided to grout that portion in charcoal I changed them out for white so they would show better. We'll see.

My signature jewelry is used in the focal piece and here and there around the mosaic. I also handpainted a knob for a little fun but it could actually hold something too.

This is a large mirror (20x24) so I put it on the floor to take this picture so that I could get it all in.

Here are a few close-up shots so you will be able to see the difference once I grout it.

This is a new thing for me so I am anxious to see how it will look.


Diana said...

That is so beautiful!

Audrey said...

Oh my - that is really beautiful!! Amazing as always :)

Felicia Kramer said...

It's gorgeous! Will be interesting to see how two different colors of grout turn out. Be sure to post it.

Christine Burgess said...

Thanks so much. Hope it turns out-I will be posting it.