Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's Finished!

I finished the custom mosaic this morning.  I had a few areas that needed a little more grout so I mixed a small batch and worked on that then painted the back a flat black.

I applied 5 coats of sealant to the grout knowing it will be hung above a stove so I hope the extra will help it to repel staining.  I am enclosing some of the powdered grout I used in a baggie so that if it should get some sort of stain on it the customer can easily fix it.

Since the area is cramped for space I decided it might be a good idea to use picture frame wire for hanging.  Usually I would hang 20lb. D-rings on either side assuming the customer would have large hooks, but I think it will be a bugger to try and hang it that way with the cabinets hanging down and  obstructing the view.

The finished size is 16x28

7 comments:

Julz said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your process. I work with glass, but I have never done much with mosaics. Your work inspires me to try someday.

~ Julz

Miss Val's Creations said...

It is beautiful!!! ~Val

julie cavender said...

It's beautiful! I love the yellow accents. I'm sure it was hard work but fun at the same time. Do they ever take on a life of their own and tell you where all those pieces go?

Christie Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous!

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Laurel said...

It looks great! I hope the customer is totally wowed by it when they get it.

Christine Burgess said...

Thanks so much. I sent her a picture and she is very happy. Hurray!

MYSTIC SILKS said...

Absolutely beautiful, Chris!

Your customer will be wowed!!