Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Another Glass Tile Mosaic Mirror

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My green finished mosaic mirror.

I made another mosaic mirror using streaky green Bullseye glass and a different pattern. I think this one will go in the guest bathroom and the blue streaky one will go in our en suite. This mosaic began as a $10 second hand mirror in a painted wood frame from the local Good Will thrift store. 

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A thrifted mirror from Good Will.
 
After completely stripping the existing paint and finish from the mirror, layout your pattern and then glue the glass tiles to the frame using thinset.

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The finished tile layout.

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Add glass tiles to the frame.

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Continue adding tiles until complete.

I love the streaky green tiles that run around the frame. The colors are fresh and cool and very springy!

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My finished green mosaic mirror frame ready for hanging!

For instructions on how to create your own, click on the link below:

👀   Make a Mosaic Mirror   👀


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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

How to Make a Mosaic Mirror

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My finished mosaic mirror.

I love the deep midnight blues and cool shades of turquoise that play across the streaky glass tiles of the mosaic mirror. It reminds me of an a day spent by the ocean.

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Cutting white tiles from Bullseye glass.


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Cutting the blue streaky glass tiles.

To make each tile, I measure and hand cut each square and then carefully arrange them in a single layer to create a gradient that moves from shades of dark to light. The tiles are then "glued' to the frame with thin-set mortar. 
 
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The finished tile layout.


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Adding glass tiles to the frame.

Everyone needs a beautiful, sunny day by the sea to watch the blue waves slowly roll through the water. I hope this mirror reminds you of that day.

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My finished mosaic mirror frame ready for hanging!

If you would like complete instructions on how to create your own mosaic mirror, I posted them on Instructables. Click the link below to find them.

👀   Make a Mosaic Mirror   👀




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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Urban Sketching of Richmond Virginia

Here are a few very loose and very imperfect sketches from this month. I painted them using photos taken in Richmond, Virginia. Each sketch was first drawn in ink and then painted in watercolors.

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1000 W Franklin Watercolor Sketch

Urban Sketch Watercolor Painting 1013 W Franklin Richmond Virginia Building Home Historic Handmade Sharon Warren FluterbyButterfly FlutterbyFoto Painting
1013 W Franklin Watercolor Sketch

Urban Sketch Watercolor Painting 1209 W Franklin Richmond Virginia Building Home Historic Handmade Sharon Warren FluterbyButterfly FlutterbyFoto Painting
1209 W Franklin Watercolor Sketch

Urban Sketch Watercolor Painting N Harrison Intersection Richmond Virginia Building Home Historic Handmade Sharon Warren FluterbyButterfly FlutterbyFoto Painting
N Harrison Traffic Light Watercolor Sketch


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