A friend of mine who is all things great, (I’ll call her Cubbyholes) put up a post about a beautiful mosaic tray she made, and I fairly jumped out of my seat to find my own unfinished mosaic mirror frame. The difference between Cubbyholes and me is that SHE finishes her projects. I finish most of my projects. And now she’s motivated me to finish THIS one.
The frame is just an old frame, and the pieces were like hers, yard sale and Goodwill finds. If I looked carefully I would see some of my own ceramics that met an early demise.
I need to Dremel down the sharp edges even more, and perhaps apply a thinner layer of mastic on top of what is there. I read somewhere you can paint mastic with acrylic and/or glue tinier ceramic pieces to fill it in more. I’ll be lucky just to get the mirror in.
Did you ever see the movie How To Make An American Quilt? There’s a wall in it somewhere that one of the quilters has glued all the pieces of her broken china, I believe thrown at her husband in fits of rage, onto it. I always loved that wall, though this frame is as close to that wall as I’ll ever get. This is more time-consuming than you think, and I appreciate all Cubbyholes‘ work in her beautiful tray.
We are expecting rain (and the end of the world) here in Florida this weekend. I doubt either will happen, but if it does rain and I have some indoor time awaiting me, I’m heading to Lowes because they will cut a mirror to size (at least they used to) and perhaps I can get this project up and over with. I’ll take more pictures when I do.
Thanks Cubbyholes… for the inspiration!