Saturday, August 22, 2009

A mosaic plate

I love mosaics and decided to try my hand at another plate. This is the second one I've ever done, each one being an experiment and a challenge. Using old pieces of glass and pottery and anything else that can be found is what, I think, gives it a unique look. This one is done in mostly earthy colors.


I started with a terra cotta dish that is used under a flower pot, and glued each piece on with mosaic glue.




After the glue dries, mix the grout and fill in the piece, then wait 24 hours and wipe it clean.


And that's it.
Each piece is an original, whimsical creation that is so much fun do to.

I'm already thinking about my next piece.

15 comments:

Sherri said...

Donna, so glad you are back! I love the little dish. You know what that would make a wonderful water dish for the birds, etc. in the garden! I love the figurine head added to it too!

Donna said...

I love the woman in the bonnet! Looks like hard work!! Very pretty Donna!! Happy weekend to you!hughugs

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Boy, I haven't been by in awhile and things change...
Love the plate. I toyed with the idea of making one but as with many things...never did.
You sure are creative !

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

You make it look so easy Donna! Maybe we'll be brave enough to try it....after the kids get back into school though!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun! I love the bits and pieces you used.

Protege said...

That is just simply stunning! I am so impressed, I love it completely. So talented you truly are...
Have a lovely Sunday Donna.;))
xoxo

Happy@Home said...

Welcome home, Donna. I'm glad to hear that you had such a nice time with your sister.
Your mosaic plate turned out so nice. I like the lady in the bonnet that you added to it. Very cute!!

Mimi Sue said...

I'm so glad you had fun with your sister. I've been saving up broken dishes for years and have a project in mind. I just need to get started. Your dish turned out great. Mimi

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Donna, you did a beautiful job...just love the way it came out.

Ruth

Meggie said...

Kuddos to you for trying such a project. I love the look and the colors of it.

RoyalTLady said...

Gosh Donna,

You are so artistic and artful...

I haven't been visiting for quite some time...

Deb said...

Love your mosaic plate Donna. I especially love the addition of the little china doll head! I have some chipped china that I've been hanging on too ~ I think a mosaic is a great idea :-) So glad you had a wonderful time away visiting with your sister.

Jack said...

I love the woman in the bonnet! Looks like hard work!!

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Beverly said...

Donna, I am so glad you had such a wonderful time with your sister.

I love this mosaic plate. I am especially charmed by the figurine head. Fantastic!

Blue Skies said...

I like your creative blog and cute dogs!