Sea Turtle Mosaic with Grout and Resin

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This mosaic was inspired by a greeting card I found at the Austin Aquarium.

The whole design was too complex, so I decided to sketch one turtle on my base board.
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This is my fourth mosaic, but it still takes me a while to cut glass. I waste a lot trying to get the right shapes.  It’s hard work!

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Finally, I got the turtle cut, then I added some pieces of fused glass for sea plants.
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I meticulously filled in the background with blue fritt, safetly glass, geodes, and beads.DSCF3008 DSCF3004 DSCF3113

I grouted the turtle with a dark gray grout, being careful that it didn’t ooze out from the turtle.DSCF3116

Then I poured Art Resin (the same resin I poured over my Monet Magnets)  into the areas surrounding the turtle, as evenly as I could.

This is the first time I’ve used a combination of grout and resin in the same mosaic.  I really like the look of the resin for the water.

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Thanks for stopping by to see my art!  Be sure and like my FB page for daily art postings!  ~Scarlett
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Miniature Monet Magnets


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In my last post, I showed you how I created these tiny 2 inch paintings, inspired by Monet.

Here’s what I did with them next!

I put out paper towels on my table and covered them with a large sheet of wax paper.

Then I got some incredible stuff called Art Resin
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After mixing equal amounts of the two-part kit together in a plastic cup, I stirred thoroughly for a couple of minutes with a wooden skewer.

Then I poured the resin directly onto the canvases.  Each canvas took about 1 tablespoon of resin.
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I smoothed the resin gently over the canvas with the side of the skewer, taking it over the edges. DSCF2940Using the pointed end of the skewer, I popped a few tiny air bubbles in the resin…

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And I let them dry overnight. They are super smooth with a thick, glossy finish.

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I recycled an old magnetic calendar by cutting it up and gluing squares to the backs of the canvases.DSCF2945DSCF2973

Monet Magnets!

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Can’t wait to try more projects with ArtResin!  Check out their web site and see all the amazing things you can do with this awesome stuff!

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