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elaine
Apr 14, 2010 7:18 PM CST
I live in Australia in State of New South Wales main city Sydney our summer has just finished it is now fall here , my winter is mild compared to
yours we dont get snow where I live and no need to bring things inside . Elaine

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ImageJaeRae
Apr 14, 2010 10:55 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Aye mate..you should come here fer summer then! Do you know what works REALLY well for 'scatter' painting though?....those netting things for the bath that folks in the 3rd world tie up so cheaply which should be recycled before becoming rubbish. I have found them if put on a stick to be very easy 'rag brushes' for painting 'textures' on walls and other things. They work neater even if paint is sprayed on them and then applied to the surface, you can have several brushes of color working at once with virtually no 'clean-up'. Might be good for your cabinet work.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
elaine
Apr 14, 2010 11:50 PM CST
Thate's a great idea it means no more paint running up my arms I have used old cleaning sponges never thought to put them on a stick .
I did it the hard way first i dabed paint on the wall then went over with the sponge .
After the the hottest summer we just had Iam looking forward to winter .
Elaine
ImageJaeRae
Apr 15, 2010 12:13 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Elaine...unless you are shorter than the can there is no way paint can run up your arms. Rolling on the floor laughing
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
elaine
Apr 15, 2010 12:47 AM CST
Ihave only rag rolled on walls its when I put the paint on the wall with a brush first I get paint on me then finished with a sponge .
Elaine
Imagebsavage
Apr 15, 2010 10:42 AM CST
Name: Brenda
Dolores, Colorado
What a great idea for using the buff puffs for faux painting! I'll be using that idea!

Brenda
Imageenidcandles
May 10, 2010 9:22 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK
Be still and Listen!
Ok folks - I don't know for sure if this is the place to ask this but.....
Are there instructions for mosaics somewhere? I have searched the web, done a few trial and error projects (need I say they were all errors?) and really really really want to do this!
I have glass, I have nippers, I have patterns, I have ideas....what in the world do I do?
I would like to do some designs on plastic, others on concrete...I just don't know where to start.
An Iris Collection in Enid, OK
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ImageJaeRae
May 10, 2010 9:35 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Well...it's pretty straight forward really, but if you want someone who will offer direct advice may I suggest that you go to your local tile store and give those poor bored customer service folks the opportunity to help with creative process. They know all of the correct materials and LOVE to work creatively.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
Imageenidcandles
May 11, 2010 8:10 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK
Be still and Listen!
The creative process is not my problem.

I put my design on clear contact paper so I can change it as I go along if I want to; and I can play with mosaics without knowing exactly what it is going on. I have been playing with faries, dragon flies, lady bugs....The design comes out nice - then I don't wait long enough for the glue and mess the whole thing up. I haven't gotten to grout anything yet!
I have tried all of the craft store's mosaic glues - any other suggestions?

I want to be able to glue to plastic surfaces, terra cotta, painted wood...
An Iris Collection in Enid, OK
Uncommon Scents Shop Hand Poured Candles and so much more!
ImageSamigal
May 17, 2010 7:02 PM CST
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Ah, I think I have found myself another cubit to join. I have been wanting to do mosaics for a long time, but so far just have collected some material. Elaine has done some great work and I want to mosaic on some pavers for in my garden area. When I go to Lowe's I usuall ask some nice young man what kind of glue/grout to use and they are so eager to help. Wish I could just stick to one project at a time, so many I want to try. Summer is almost here and I do want to spend more time in the yard. Got a lot of nice plates here from the thrift store to break up and some neat tiles. Keep your ideas coming. Hurray!
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
ImageJaeRae
May 17, 2010 7:54 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Tee!...'scuse me callin' in here from Wisconsin but you indicate that summer is "almost here" Rolling on the floor laughing ...do you realize you are in zone 10????..do you know what that means????
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
elaine
May 18, 2010 2:32 AM CST
Hi to every one
Pegi, not done any thing new had a nother set back have changed my meds . so fingers crossed I will be working again . soon
Now you have every thing Start smashing and start with some thing small you can do this is a project you will finish.
Lori how was the new glue ..
--------elaine.
ImageSamigal
May 18, 2010 2:33 AM CST
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Couldn't sleep so that means spend time on computer.

Yes I do realize I'm in zone 10 and we have summer like weather most of the year, but I do seperate the seasons only because the calender tells me when each one starts. Hilarious! I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Minnesota and should be glad I don't have to put up with cold snowy winters unless I want to go to the mountains. Talk about spoiled, when it gets down in the 50's and 40's we are very cold. Just wish we would get rain during our summer months, I still miss that after 50 years in California. Whistling
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
ImageSamigal
May 18, 2010 2:44 AM CST
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Elaine, our posts crossed, sorry to hear you aren't feeling well again. I used to suffer bad migraine headaches when I was much younger and not being able to do anything really ruined many a project. My life just seemed to be stress and tension and when I learned not to take everything so serious the headaches went away. Didn't think getting older would bring on different kinds of medical problems. I pray you can get back to your love of creating and yard work.

After the bowliing ball I started to glue pennies on sat around for a year and pennies started to pop off I decided that I'll scrap that project and use the ball for mosaics. Have many different glass blobs here I may try that too.
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
KathleenC
May 20, 2010 10:16 AM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Pegi, is that rock where I think it is? Smiling Good picture.

I'm so impressed with the projects in this thread. That yellow table is so Happy!
ImageJaeRae
May 20, 2010 11:07 AM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Samigal wrote:
Yes I do realize I'm in zone 10 and we have summer like weather most of the year, but I do seperate the seasons only because the calender tells me when each one starts. Hilarious! I was born in Wisconsin, raised in Minnesota and should be glad I don't have to put up with cold snowy winters unless I want to go to the mountains. Talk about spoiled, when it gets down in the 50's and 40's we are very cold. Just wish we would get rain during our summer months, I still miss that after 50 years in California. Whistling




Hilarious! has to do with thinness of the blood I guess. For years I went to Key West twice a year. One trip was ALWAYS over Christmas & New Years. I never packed anything heavier than a long sleeved T-shirt and an evening jacket (to throw over a tank dress). I'd wear practical shoes on the flight but the best I ever did there was fancy thongs (the shoe kind. *Blush* ). I'd laugh though: the locals could be told because they walked around dressed like they were headed for a northwoods lodge!...BOOTS even! Rolling on the floor laughing
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
KathleenC
May 20, 2010 6:48 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
Every time I visit my sister in Oregon it takes three days for my feet to thaw - no matter what time of year it is (usually Spring). She and I were both born in SoCal and I don't know how she acclimated so quickly. When traveling, I always have to pack more than seems necessary, so I have layers to add. Our relatives that come from the UK laugh at us taking sweaters or jackets everywhere - that is, of course, until we go into a building with the a/c jacked up to frigid! Sticking tongue out
ImageJaeRae
May 20, 2010 7:18 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Kathleen...on yer trips up ther yonder Or'gon (which is not that cold BTW) all ya' hafta' do is heat some bricks up inna iron pan in that ther household firepit, then wrap the hole dern pan a bricks in a gunny sac an' stick 'em in the bed foot.....jes' be sure ther ain't no hot coals attached an' yer good 'til mornin'!!
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)
KathleenC
May 20, 2010 10:44 PM CST
Name: Kathleen/KaperC
N San Diego County, CA
LOL - no need, my sis got me some alpaca socks when she visited a farm - they work great. It still takes three days, though! Once I shake the chill - and it bloody well IS cold up there! - I'm OK. Now, at home, I just pop a rice bag into the micro. Hurray!
ImageJaeRae
May 20, 2010 11:13 PM CST
Name: Jamie R
Zone 5, WI
save the rainforest & habitat
Oh...that's the modern way.
Woman on the eastbound train
...........................................Je Suis Désolé.
(also a mule lovin', Charley huggin' girl)

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