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Nov 27, 2011, 10:13:56 PM
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Catalina Macaw Mosaic Final by Dreamspirit Catalina Macaw Mosaic Final by Dreamspirit
Completed on November 28th, 2011

One of the gifts I gave my mother for her birthday in February was for both of us to go to a stained glass place and make mosaics together. She has always loved stained glass, and it seemed like a nice segue into doing something more advanced in stained glass later on.

You were supposed to cut up little bits and arrange them into a design, which you'd later grout. I, however.... have had to go back another four times since in order to finish my mosaic, which is somewhere between a mosaic and a formal stained glass project... >_> I couldn't help going all crazy on trying to detail and shape the glass on it.

I ended up going back and spending about 3-4 more hours painstakingly using a mix of grout colorants on the foreground elements after I'd already applied the grout sealant and stained glass polish because I just wasn't happy with the shade of the original grout mix. I think the extra time I put in really helped to make the figure "pop," and I'm looking forward to hanging him in his wood frame. :)

The shot on the left is dominantly front lit while the right is dominantly back lit. Some of the WIPs I had posted previously on DA are below. :)

I'm still not totally satisfied with the photographs of him, but they will have to do for now. I believe it is approximately 8 by 10 inches, but I will confirm that once I'm home. :) He's tiny!

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:iconrus-ka:
Rus-ka Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Very beautiful work.
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:iconeuphoricmadness:
euphoricmadness Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's amazing! :wow:  :love:
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so very much! :)
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Meguru7an Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous :heart:
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!  I really like that it also functions as a stained-glass piece.  :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Beautiful colors and design!
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Rostova53 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I really love it. Congratulations!
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:iconbesulalea:
Besulalea Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love all the different shapes and colors!! Great work!! :D
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:icondreamspirit:
Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! This was certainly a labor of love, so it's awesome to be able to share it with others!
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