I have vitaligo, just sayin'
Drawing the design on the wood
My selection of colors, cut into manageable sized pieces
Cutting some leaf shapes to start
After finishing the leaves and trunks, choosing a background color
Ready for the grout
Choosing one of my photos, sizing it.
Figuring out the colors, more or less, in a small painting.
Trying out the colors
And I'm off, gluing on the pieces, one by one by one...
Adding the background
Mixing the grout
Cutting the wood backing
I buy the glass comes in big sheets
Cutting some pieces ahead of time, some as small as 1/8" wide
Cutting and adding the leaf shapes
Adding the other colors for the 'planets'
Spreading on the grout
Waiting 20 minutes for grout to dry
Painting the edges while the grout dries
After 20 minutes wiping off the grout
Using a cloth to get to the grout in the tiny places. Yes that is a bandaid.
Ready for framing
The framing station
After cutting the masonite to size, I cut the fabric matt
Fabric matt attatched
Centering the mosaic on the matt
Attatching the mosaic to the matt
Measuring the paper backing
Attaching the paper backing
Drilling holes for the hanging screws
Attatching the hanging wire
The upper right corner was bugging me, I fixed it
The finished piece