Finally!! Because going ’round in circles is what I’ve been doing with this mosaic, it’s taken me so long. I’ve sat for the last few days trying to decide on grout colour – the last decision to be made for this piece. What a relief that is! I had decided to do a bright light blue, but my daughter’s reaction to that idea made me rethink, so purple (violet to be exact…) was the colour I went with.
This mosaic hasn’t flowed; well, not that anything creative ‘flows’ from me, hahaha, but this one’s been like pulling teeth! And after all that umming and ahhing, I could kick myself for forgetting that the colour shade lightens quite a bit once it’s dry, so the purple grout isn’t nearly as bright as I’d intended it to be. But each mosaic is a learning opportunity, and overall I’m happy with it.
I much prefer to use my hands grouting, but it can be a hazard when you’re working with sharp or pointy tiles. I upgraded to washing up gloves but they’re still not enough protection, scoring myself another decent cut while grouting around the small tiles surrounding the flower. Normally cuts on my fingers bleed like mad but the grout does a great job keeping that blood inside me instead. Luckily I use sanitised grout! Doctor’s just haven’t seen how effective it is at preventing bleeding or they’d be using it all the time. A serious thought though – maybe I should buy another pair of gloves used when cutting glass and re-purpose them as grouting gloves? Hmmm. I’ve spent more than the cost of gloves on bandaids to date, so probably worth a shot.
Anyway, I’m glad to have this one finished, and to be thinking about my next project – another picture frame. I have a vague idea of my design, which is how most of them begin!
Happy Christmas 🙂