Monday, June 3, 2013

Mosaic Flower for the Garden, a pictorial journey with Jessica Burling.

                                                                             Step One
Start off with your cut out flower from exterior grade plywood.
          My husband Graham cut it out with our  jigsaw.

                                            Step 2.
                          Sand and undercoat the flower

 Step 3
Choose your coloured marbles to outline flower and glue
                                                                Step 4
 Choose other marbles and cut glass tiles and lay out in a pattern you like, leaving even gaps between tiles.


                                                                           Step 5
                                   Paint around the outside and the back of the flower with  two coats of  Resene testpot colour of your choice.  Mix up some grey sanded grout in a plastic container to tootpaste consistency. Wait five minutes and spread on with a spatula.

                                                                            Step 6
                Clean and remove grout with a sponge.
                  Polish with white vinegar and a cloth.

                                                                              Step 7

Admire your masterpiece.
This  flower will be attached to a painted garden stake with three screws by my husband Graham and will feature with two other marbled flowers in my organic mosaic garden.
Thanks to my assistant, Jessica Burling for all her hard and accurate work.

Creative Quote of the day
Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso

Mosaic Flower Making workshops
 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9.30 to 11.30 am
374 Clayton Road, Rotorua Phone 346-3435 email

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