Monday, May 9, 2011

BDR wine themed Polymer Clay Mosaic Stage 3

I was going to wait until this was complete before I showed any more but I cant stand it, I just have to share. I am about half way there, in fact some of the tiles are done!!

I did do something really stupid, I did not pre wire the frame for hanging before I started, so what that means is I have to take every tile off!! They all have to come off, be placed in the exact order, the frame will be wired then it has to be re- assembled. This is major and is going to take some time. My own fault learn from this always ,always, always pre wire!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

BDR wine themed Polymer Clay Mosaic Stage 2

Ok here is the next step, I made sure everything would fit, had to do some creative sanding, carving, pushing, pulling, filling but I got it . Then I painted two coats of gesso on all the tiles, except the few I had made with colored clay, then I put a first coat of color. Now the fun really begins... At this point I really don’t know what tile will be what color it will change as I work on it making sure it all flows tegether am trying to keep the base colors deep and will add gold and silver on top of them. I am happy about it at this stage.

BDR wine themed Polymer Clay Mosaic Stage 1

Working on another mosaic with polymer clay. This one is for me, we are hopefully getting close to finishing the wine cellar, actually I have to stop calling it a wine cellar its really a wine tasting room. The difference is we are using it as a place to eat and drink rather than storing tons of wine. We have in the past tried to collect, save and build our wine selection but something always happens......we drink it!!! Ok im getting off subject, this is the beginnings of the Barking Dog Tasting Room mosaic.

There are about 70 tiles each hand made from clay, this is the stage that I re-fit the tiles trying to get them close together. Once this is done I will start to paint them and re- fit them yet again. I always make a few extras just incase I end up not liking one or two or I find I need a few more.

(I know the picture is bad I took it with my phone and its to late as I have started to paint it, the next one will be better)


Just finished Blondie a 12 x 12 acrylic painting. $150.00