The challenge this week on This Thursday it's all about ... is to attempt to create something you truly believe is either beautiful or useful.
There was a project I have been wanting to do now for over a year. Where does the time go? This was the perfect challenge for my project.
I collected some glass tiles whilst on holiday last June - the idea was to make them into a coaster as a lasting memory of a wonderful holiday. On returning home, I sourced some coaster bases & some smaller matching tiles, both by Mosaica.
Today I have both started & completed my project (after spending a considerable amount of time trying to find the aforementioned bases & tiles - they were in a very safe place).
I decided on the pattern & then secured each tile in place using PVA glue. It was left to set for a few hours.
Then I had to find the tile grout in the garage ..... some time later, I mixed up the grout & coloured it with a blob of Acrylic Paint (Stream). Before the grout set, I pressed in some clear Accent Beads. The hope here is that they will catch the light & dance like water in a swimming pool.
Here is the finished project.
This project also fits the challenge theme this week on Arty Girlz, which is Blue.