I started this one 8 days ago, and have struggled getting it finished – creativity level 0. I wasn’t happy with it at all, apart from the two large circles, and came very close to pulling it all up and starting again. My daughter helped me sort out some colour combos I wasn’t satisfied with and suggested a white background for something different to the other circular design mosaics I’ve made.
It’s definitely been trial and error with this one, having tried two other types of white tile and layout for the background, pulling both lots up because they just didn’t look right. The square stained glass tiles I used were the only other white tiles I had and I wasn’t sure there’d be enough, however they ended up being perfect – and with 5 tiles left!
I’m so glad I persevered because I’m really happy with the final colouring and layout. Now to begin gluing all the tiles down. Blu-tac’ing the pieces first makes the whole process very time consuming, but the advantage is that you can experiment and makes changes as you go along.
Then to grouting…the next big thing. The grout colour makes such a difference so I want to make sure I get it right. At the moment I’m thinking either gunmetal grey or cornsilk if I want to keep it light. Decisions, decisions…