Tag Archives: found objects

How To Mosaic Tile in 3 Easy Steps

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Glue pieces of things to other things with the best adhesive.
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Let it dry for 24-36 hours.
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Grout on. Grout off, repeat again and again until it’s shiny and clean. Let dry & seal.

“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”  ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

mosaic tile picture frame with quote
didn’t grout and that’s okay. sold.

P.S. Regarding the vintage mosaic tile images that were used in this post. These images have no known origin and have been in a craft box of mine since birth. :-)Thank you.

Hi Dave. 🙂

Yellow Rose of Texas Incense Holder

The Yellow Rose of Texas Incense Holder was created with a vintage Texas souvenir dish that I found in a Nebraska thrift store.  Added a gold tapestry tile, painted gold glass gems, a red glass heart, flora from a vintage plate and porcelain yellow roses from a vintage bouquet. Love this piece.

The Yellow Rose of Texas Mosaic Tile Incense holder measures 4″ inches wide x 9″ inches long x 3/4″inches thick with a built-in stick incense holder and can be found at the Balsam Studio shop on Etsy.

Yellow Rose of Texas Mosaic Tile Incense Holder

Wonders Never Cease

Hippies Use Side Door
Who says people don’t read or follow directions!

Closing the brick & mortar must have given me all the inspiration I needed to learn how to build my online shop. Bye, bye Etsy … it’s been real.

Besides, it took Sylvester Stallone 10 years to get Rocky on the big screen. I beat him by 2 years. Insert me patting myself on the back here. I did it!

Daily Distractions and Time Outs

Trying to organize the studio and decided that if I just glue everything to something else, it will take up less room.

This is what happened in April.

Glass on Glass – “Any Which Way”

glass on glass
saw it before it appeared. © mara lee
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mourn the loss. shattered. © mara lee

 

Recycled Art – Vintage China & Glass

Trunk up for Good Luck!

recycled glass art

Somehow these 3 vintage plates ended up together, along with a crystal candlestick and 2 glass bud vases. Think the snack pics added a nice touch. Sort of a Mackenzie Childs vibe … may have to keep this one.

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Finally finished a glass on glass window, that I glued a ceramic tile to 6 years ago, and she ended up as the “Goddess of the Boobies”

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“Totally Out of Place”

 

and …. these 4 little pieces just screamed to be stuck together. For eternity. Unless you drop it.

recycled-art
Have a Heart

Happy Friday!

Peace!