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Dragonfly Mosaic

nana_d

By Nana_d


Dragonfly Mosaic

Kind of weird photo but I actually like it to much irridescent and dichroic glass for the camera to cope with OR me not getting the hang of taking pics lol:)



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Very, nice...that's just what they do. Catch your eye ! Lovely Nana :0)

1 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Pimps:) Need a few lessons on photography me thinks lol:)

1 Mar, 2012

 

I couldn't make it so fluttery. It looks right, a magical rainbow .

1 Mar, 2012

 

Thing is Pimps I can't capture it when the light shines on it just right I either get the wings looking how I see them or the body but never the two together grrrrrrrrrr and when I try and put the photo in more focus I lose the look altogether because there is so much reflection going into the camera?

1 Mar, 2012

 

how big is it Nana..

1 Mar, 2012

 

9.5" square only had a few bits of glass and not much black hence the blue trying to use up bits for my garden thats most of the irridencent gone now, need to make another order when I get my bonus lol:)

1 Mar, 2012

 

Been looking on the net Pimps and everyone seems to have the same problem when trying to photograph irridescent never mind I know what it actually looks like lol:)

1 Mar, 2012

 

Looks amazing Deb!
Yes, getting a good pic is impossible, even for Pimp when it comes to mosaics ;)

1 Mar, 2012

 

I will post a dichroic Pimped pic....OUTRAGE!!!!

1 Mar, 2012

 

LMAO!!!

1 Mar, 2012

 

SMS can't wait for this Pimps!

1 Mar, 2012

 

First find dichloric glass..

1 Mar, 2012

 

Watch you don't cut your tender fingers Pimp.

1 Mar, 2012

 

LOL:) Very expensive Pimps!

1 Mar, 2012

 

Is that a Mosaicin Challenge ? What bits and bobs do I need, aapart from my arstic talent ?

1 Mar, 2012

 

Thats it baby.....the rest are just that, bits and bobs. The artistic talent is the elusive piece :)

Alright, off to sharpen my wit for the next round ;)))

2 Mar, 2012

 

Running Pliers, Flat Pliers, Glass cutters, Groyzer Pliers, grinding stone, tweezers, PVA, ply or stone, grout, pigments, watercolours, sealant, Oh and glass of the irridescent kind and dichroic if you have plenty of pennies and leather gloves safety glasses and plenty of patience..............have I left anything off of the list LIL?

2 Mar, 2012

 

Did Lil just saunter out? ....

2 Mar, 2012

 

Glass, hammer, glue I was thinkin

2 Mar, 2012

 

It was more of a sashay Pimp......good list Deb, but you've forgotten to list the bandages ;)

Looking forward to seeing your 1st creation Pimp!

2 Mar, 2012

 

Excellent Nana as always!!!

2 Mar, 2012

 

Beautiful, clever person - I wish I was artistic!

2 Mar, 2012

 

Thank you Oliveoil I have seen pictures of your garden and it is a beautiful..... picture so not all art is with a paint brush it comes in all different forms:)

2 Mar, 2012

 

thank you Nana_d I agree art does come in different forms, my garden is my canvas, I suppose, lol. I do love to see different forms of art and I love to look at your mosaics but most of all I like painted art - the old style not the modern styles, although after saying that I do like some of the modern style painters, just not a fan of too much bright paintings I like the old masters look best. lol. but then of course that is me (old fashioned)lol. love all your mosaics. very pretty work.

2 Mar, 2012

 

Very beautiful! :)

2 Mar, 2012

 

Almost there with the Photo Nanna.

2 Mar, 2012

 

Cannot wait Pimps:)))

2 Mar, 2012

 

I am messing it up Nanna...Do you want to see it still ?

2 Mar, 2012

 

I do,Pimms ..awaiting with bated breath !
Sorry,Nana d,for butting in...I love your dragonfly...and it looks great....:o)

2 Mar, 2012

 

Lol...Bloomer i posted it already

2 Mar, 2012

 

Ok..off like the speed of sound to look..exit,stage right ..:o)

2 Mar, 2012

 

It's beautiful Nana...really lovely! :))))

3 Mar, 2012

 

Ok, lets try something!!! Take it outside, place it where it sparkles and then take photo!!!! It's very beautiful Debs.

3 Mar, 2012

 

I think that's the best way Lulu..Flash flares and flattens.

3 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Karen:) Will give that a go Lulu ..didn't use a flash Pimps when I did it looked horrible no shimmer at all and definitely flattened:)

3 Mar, 2012

 

Have you re photographed it yet!!!

4 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Lulu tried it was better but cos it was Lisa's 3oth weekend we had peeps staying then more visitors and then it rained today will have ago tomorrow morning before work as I am on lates. Are you feeling any better??x

4 Mar, 2012

 

Have you see the blooming price of that sparkly glass!!!

You mosaicers should down your nippers until they reduce it..;0

4 Mar, 2012

 

I know Pimps very expensive ceramic tiles are a bit cheaper but now I have used glass and seen the effect I am hooked on it. I get off cuts from Creativeglassguild and crazy pave packs from Mosaic Heaven and also the Craft Kit trouble is the postage and packing costs too:(

5 Mar, 2012

 

Maybe we should get together and do a drive round Nana! Save the postage and have a drink in the pub on the way back!
Am so much better, bouncing around like an Easter bunny!
Had huge reaction to a drug the doc put me on, covered in hives..A&E called it Urticaria, massive dose of steroids!!

5 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Lulu sounds good idea we could meet in Bristol and have lunch in Bath or something? so glad you are feeling better apart from the hives!!! Glad you have got your mojo back lol:) Tried photographing again this morning before I went to work but really not totally catching the look but hey ho the good thing with digital cameras is that you can keep taking them. I am using Sandolin on the back of the ply not varnish have put three coats on the back of the Bee mosaic and also couple of coats of water sealant on the edge. The Sandolin should last for up to six years so much better option than varnish.

5 Mar, 2012

 

Aha, will keep Sandolin in mind!
I loathe driving to Bristol, I get SO lost!!!!! I must update my sat nav. I know creative glass is near to The train station (not the temple meade one!)
Itching like crazy and on steroids....does it ever end!

5 Mar, 2012

 

Perhaps we could go by train and meet up? Not good at finding places either lol:) Yes it comes in lots of different wood shades and lasts a long time. Not good about your hives ...I have still got my skin thing it looks like its nearly going then comes up again need some sun the cosultant said that was the best thing for it but not sun beds because I suggested that one lol:) Are you taken any piriton for the itching? Lil's new mosaic looks good she is brilliant at those monochrome ones isn't she!

5 Mar, 2012

 

I'm sure I can work it out somehow....updating sat nav will help now that Bristol has been re routed with all it's roads!
Piriton not really helping and not sure if the steroids are either, it's awful!!!
Yes Lils monochromes are just fab and selling well!

5 Mar, 2012

 

Awww, thanks Deb and Lu :)
Just finished and posted one! No more guessing for you Lu ;)

5 Mar, 2012

 

Finished another..? I'm still at the thinking stage.

5 Mar, 2012

 

Lol, been at that stage for a while now Pimp ;)

5 Mar, 2012

 

Be a masterpiece when I done it..

5 Mar, 2012

 

I would certainly expect nothing less.....

5 Mar, 2012

 

:/....

5 Mar, 2012

 

Ha ha you two are terrible like my kids when they were little lol:) x Pimps I have got my idea for my next one it came to me last night but I am not going to start it until I have done some work in the garden!!

6 Mar, 2012

 

Lil have you done another since Steve Tyler??!!

6 Mar, 2012

 

Hi Lil just seen Freddie excellent:)x

6 Mar, 2012

 

AH, STEVE TYLER!!!
Freddie is Brill. He was my neighbour in London for a year and I never even knew!!!

6 Mar, 2012

 

Thanks Deb and Lu.
So what will your next one be Deb or is Pimp the only one you will tell?? ;)
Just as well you didn't know Lu....picturing all sorts of 'adventures' you might have had ;)))

6 Mar, 2012

 

My next mosaic also most probably for the garden is going to be a snail but in Gustav Klimt style weird I know but thought it would look quite effective:) Might need to order a few bits beforehand though:))

6 Mar, 2012

 

Not weird at all, can't wait to see it!!!

6 Mar, 2012

 

Some beautiful snails....i just have plain brown ones here but some are really colourful...There you go again Lil with your "can't wait" Gawd I bet you fidget, twitch and tap!...Relax ;)

6 Mar, 2012

 

Mine going to be a Klimt snail Pimps so quite ornate and colourful:) You managed to find some cheap glass?

6 Mar, 2012

 

Not yet Nana, if I do I will pass on the details to you as well.

A Klimt snail all glowing and burnished with gold will be great I know.

6 Mar, 2012

 

Ah that is how I see it too Pimps at work at the mo and very quiet so ordered supplies from Mosaic Heaven hopefully when I get back from my long weekend away in Spain they will be here and I can start:)

6 Mar, 2012

 

You forgot to mention teeth gnashing Pimp :)

Is it this weekend that you will be in Spain Deb?

6 Mar, 2012



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