It seems like Friday was just a few days ago. My, how time flies when you are having fun! I am sharing with Orange You Glad It’s Friday.
Since Autumn is coming up this month I made a little Autumn Mini Bird House. It’s in my Etsy store Mosaic This And That.
And last year I made a mosaic butterfly that you can put on the wall and hang your keys on it. It took from last year to last week for me to finish it – and all that I had to do was grout it! But now I’m inspired to do some more projects. I started painting a small jewelry box today but haven’t decided whether I want to mosaic it, decoupage it, or or….. Usually I’ll start working on a piece and somewhere take a sharp turn in another direction and when it’s finished it doesn’t look anything like what I started to do. But sometimes that’s what it takes – just get started and then fresh ideas come to you!
This was such a fun project! The arts and crafts group at church made Easter/Springtime mosaic birdhouses for all the tables in the fellowship hall. Our teacher, Cherie, is a fantastic mosaic glass artist as well as a great teacher! You can buy these little wood birdhouses at most arts and crafts stores, such as JoAnn’s or Michael’s. A lot of my birdhouse is covered with tempered glass. This is clear tempered glass that has been shattered and then small chunks or pieces of glass are glued onto the birdhouse – which has first been painted in bright colors. Wherever the tempered glass is applied the color shows through. You can even add glitter to the paint. On one of my birdhouse projects I painted flowers and grass, but once you apply the tempered glass most of the defined flowers and grass is obscured (so don’t go crazy painting a great picture if you are going to cover with TG. There needs to be a little space for the grout between the pieces of glass, stones, jewelry (whatever you are applying). The grout holds everything together nice and tight! After the excess grout is all cleaned off, more embellishments can be added, such as my bird and shells around the roof.