Teri
Teri
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How to Use Cracked and Broken Dishes. A Rooster Was Formed.


I was given a stack of dishes that were chipped or cracked to use in my stepping stones. When I finished breaking the plates with a hammer and saw just how many shards I had my brain went another direction. This is how I used them.
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I found a piece of wood that I could use in the scrap wood pile. Then I drew out a rooster on the wood. Gluing the pieces on with E6000 putting it together like a puzzle.
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After getting all my glass glued onto the wood I grabbed some acrylic paint and added a sky. Now letting the glue set up for 24 hours it was time to grout.
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We finally had a sunny day so I grabbed all my grouting supplies and headed outside. I have a perfect view of nature happening all around me.
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I picked a sanded colored grout that was in the garage. So far this project hasn't cost me a dime. Those are the best prices and the fun is price-less. Now I need to let the grout set up and clean up the sky and it will be ready to hang. I will post final destination when all my touch up's are done.
how to use cracked and broken dishes a rooster was formed
Grouting and sealed is done. A beaded hanger is made to hang. Now it's ready to hang.
how to use cracked and broken dishes a rooster was formed
I strung beads on a wire from a old necklace for a hanger. This worked perfect as it is very heavy.

Suggested materials:

  • Scrap wood
  • Broken and cracked dishes
  • E6000 glue
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  • Danielle Odin
    on Apr 6, 2017

    If you like mosaics, the church in Lourdes has some beautiful ones. This is the church that the Virgin Mary asked Bernadette to have built in her honor.
    Also, in Chartres the Cathedrale de Chartres (the oldest in France) has the life of Joan of Arc in Bas Relief. It isn't mosaic, but it is a beautiful work of art.
    I enjoy going to art galleries and museums, but I like the out of the way places even more. In France, even the smallest village has some sort of relic to see.
  • Teri
    on Apr 15, 2017

    Pictures below shows the finally project on my mosaic chicken.
    , The weather was nice enough today to get the grouting done and sealed on my chicken, I had a lot of loose beads laying around so I made a hanger Now I just need a place to hang it
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