Mosaic Butterfly

mosaic-butterfly

Once again I had trouble with the adhesive I mixed so I won’t use it again. I was a little disappointed that the green glass beads don’t reflect as nicely as the others but I’m satisfied that I’m learning more with each mosaic I make. This one is hanging at the back of the fern garden for now.

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11 thoughts on “Mosaic Butterfly

  1. I hope the glue will stand the test of time, the grout is likely to give first though. It’s on the shed wall at the back of the fern garden and up high so I don’t think it will get much water on it. The grout and glue are both suitable for outside. Thaks for commenting. 🙂

  2. Very nice! I especially like how the border on the wing’s edge give a nice separation with the background. May want to consider sealing the grout if you are concerned with it holding up. I’ve used 511impregnator/sealer from Miracle Sealants company with much success. Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks so much for commenting. I was able to do the edging because I bought a tile cutting device and although it wasn’t as precise as I would have liked it was satisfying to use. I do have some pond sealant but I was disappointed when it left brush marks on another mosaic. Maybe I should have used a sponge or something. Thanks again for commenting.

      • Just as an FYI, I have used the sealant I recommended on both light and dark colored grout. As well as over slate. I have also used it as a grout release for porous pieces, with less success.

        Once it dries it disappears. If you hop over to my blog, you will see a large piece I just finished under a bench. Just sealed it Saturday, as a matter of fact! I just brushed it on, waited a bit, and wipe off the excess.

      • I looked at your site yesterday and loved it, you’re way out of my league!!!! I love your use of materials in their natural form. I’ve looked up that sealer and will see if I can find it somewhere here in Australia so far it’s just been US eBay sites that have come up. Thanks for taking the time to comment… also love your blog name.

      • Don’t discount yourself–mine is just bigger! ha ha. Thank you, though. 🙂

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