Monday, February 22, 2010

BLUE Monday - Transformation to Mosaic China Table

Happy BLUE Monday! BLUE Monday is a special day hosted by Sally from SmilingSally with participants posting about BLUE. Be sure to click to her site to check out all the BLUEness for today.
Last week I showed you the small table I picked up last summer. I've also been posting about the china mosaics I've been working on this year...all 2 months of it! I purchased BLUE Willow plates from Ebay and it is finding its way to the top of my table.
Some of you have been asking me for a tutorial. I have been inspired by other mosaic artists online. Penny from LavenderHillStudio had a tutorial recently and almost a year ago I purchased an online booklet from her on how to do mosaics with china. Visit her to see her tutorial.

I will show you some pictures. Position the tile clipper on the BLUE china and voila 2 pieces.

Here I've cut them into lots of BLUE pieces.

Here I am using adhesive to place the BLUE pieces on to the table.

Thats where I'm at right now. Once I have all the china pieces adhered to the table I'll let it set for 24 hours. Tomorrow I'll make some tile grout and spread that over the whole surface and using shop towels rub it off the china. After another 24 hours I'll seal it with a sealant. I'll show you the finished table once I'm done...maybe next BLUE Monday? I thoroughly am having fun with this mosaic china work.
Have a wonderful day.... Judi xoxo


Marilyn said...

What precision! You are truly talented in this art. I'm so glad you discovered it. Thanks for the tutorial. It seems so hard to me. I look forward to seeing the table. Such pretty china! I hope your week goes well. Did you have a fun weekend? M


Hi Judi,
Your mosiac's are so pretty and Love the Blue!!!
Hubby and I are wanting another dog this summer and I am thinking about a labradoodle!
Have fun with your moasics!
deb :)

SmilingSally said...

I could never be courageous enough to break a plate, but I can't wait to see the finished product. Happy Blue Monday.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judi
Can't wait to see your finished project. I love mosaics.

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What a fun project. First I thought it was an accident, then I realized it was a project. Fun!

Denise Marie said...

awesome!! I have some to do this Spring too. I broke a bunch last year and want to make the most of it.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Judi this is going to be BEAUTIFUL my friend...I can already see it all done...WOW!! can't wait to see it...I use to do stain glass windows which is also alot of work and waste if you don't get it right...Hope you have a GREAT day girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lorrie said...

Thanks for giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how you make the mosaics Judi--fascinating! Can't wait to see it when it's done.

jeanne said...

Judi, I am so impressed. How do you break the plate in such even pieces. I have always wondered how to do that. I can't wait to see it finished.
Hugs, Jeanne

Julie said...

I am excitd to see it done, Judi! How fun! It looks so good already!!!

♥ Kathy said...

I have those dishes Judi :D I cried when I broke one though lol I should have kept the pieces and made your project! Happy Blue Monday ♥

Gerry said...

This is an art I have never tried, but always intended to. I love this one! Gerry

Anonymous said...

That is really looking good. Happy Blues~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Judi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love blue and white and I can't wait to see how this turns out. I always loved the look of mosaic but have never tried it myself.

My Cottage Charm said...

How sweet! I love mosaic pieces, especially done with those blue plates. I have some pink ones like that...hmmmm, you got my wheels turning!
Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate you coming over. I added a post on some gorgeous fabric I just got in the should come take a gander! :) I'm so excited!