Don't throw out that leaking bird bath! Make it into your own work of art. And that old chipped plate, you didn't know what to do with, can adorn your masterpiece. My piece is in memory of my Irish grandmother, Kay. I had a few of her old yellow rose plates which I fondly remember having meals on as a child, which also brings back memories of staying with her on summer vacation.
I added shells to my work, in memory of all the days we played in the sand on the Jersey shore. The green glass marbles are for her Emerald Isle (as she called her Ireland). I hope this project can fill you with fond memories and get your creative juices flowing.
If you have never worked with cement, you might want to start with a smaller project first, like a stepping stone. This will give you a feel of working with cement and the sharp pieces you'll be pushing into the cement. This is my 1st larger piece and I'm still learning, it's not perfect, but it fills my garden with memories.
Approximate Time: 3-4 hours
What are the holes that surround the mosaic? Just curious. Nice job! Didn't know they sold stepping stone cement. Is it more expensive than regular cement?
In reply to Laniegirl, those aren't holes they are green glass accent stones/marbles, found at the craft store. The stepping stone cement is more expensive at the craft store, however I used the 50% off coupon. It cost me about $4.00. I went to Home Depot, but I would have had to buy a 50 lb bag of Portland cement. I didn't need all that, so I opted for AC Moore.
The stepping stone cement is Portland cement, just in case anyone was interested in making a lot of stepping stones, The 50 lb bag would be the better buy.Thanks Laniegirl, for your interest!
What a beautiful piece filled with happy memories! Thank you for sharing.
Deb, I love your mosaic bird bath - a beautiful piece of art and a precious family keepsake, too. Thanks for posting it.
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